I just received an email from my Guy Raz via his Mom Sharon
Madi, could you please post this on the POTP page for us?
My best bud, Dad aka Bill had biopsies done of 3 places on his nose. The surgeon confirmed the biopsy showed the rare cancer (which we already knew) and said that it is an aggressive cancer that will require the removal a major portion of Bill’s nose. They will be doing a PET scan to make sure this isn’t anywhere else but he said it is unlikely since this is not a cancer that usually spreads. let’s pray that nothing ELSE shows up in the PET scan. Bill will then need 6 weeks of radiation (they’ll be fitting him for a mask for that). He will have a prosthetic nose during that period because the radiation would destroy the cartilage if they did reconstruction prior to the radiation. The rebuilding is going to take a couple of months since they do it a little at a time.. For 30 days they will take a flap of skin from his forehead and attach it to the area that it will be moved to. When the blood supply is established, they will do the finishing steps of the reconstruction. The whole process will take quite a long time. The surgery will be out patient and take about an hour. Bill is bummed because he thinks he’s going to have to give up everything he does now. Hopefully, with the prosthetic nose, he’ll be comfortable doing things. We’re praying the radiation will not knock him out too much and he’ll be able to continue doing some the things he loves. He’s just gotten back into the swing of things from his heart surgery and is so unhappy that he’s going to have to cut back again.
Allie, Ellie, Mom, Dad and I thank you all for your purrs and prayers.
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