The surgery was successful. The doctor said he got it all. The speech is improving and the hand is almost back to normal. Answered prayers!
Mike got a call from the radiologist on Monday to say that it upgraded to a malignant tumor. Grade III. Continued prayers!
We met with the radiation oncologist today. The oncologist explained that the surgery was successful, but the likelihood of recurrence is pretty good. I will start radiation and chemo on Thursday, 5 days a week for 6 weeks. It will be 20-30 minutes a day. This will be preventative with minimal side effects, the worst of which is described as fatigue. They said I would have temporary hair loss randomly and permanent hair loss at the site of the tumor. But during treatment I will still be in the office, and rocking my speech and occupational therapy.
Change of summer plans.
At least I get to see the kids more.