Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October bliss

I love October. Its my favorite time of year. Leaves change, Halloween, pumpkin ice cream and warm apple cider. I went to see my doctor today and he is now confident that they may not have to take the plate out. He feels that the fistula is what the cause was that caused the swelling and he will seal it up on November 7th. He put some chemicals into the hole in my mouth to make the opening a little wider and place some sort of medical glue through a needle. He did the same to the hole underneath my chin. It was a relief that I don't have to pack my wound anymore, a daily ritual I was glad to get rid of.

My only fear in not having the plate taken out is failure. I don't want to go through the surgery for the implants and the closure of the fistula only to go back in a few months for the plate to be taken out. I figured three surgeries is enough. I did not want a four. But the doctor did not want to go back in and slice my neck again if he did not have too. I guess I understood. But he will be some dermabrassion on my scar to help clean it up.

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