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My Lads op.

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On 16 February 2017 at 19:37, coneheadjohn said:

Hope you don't mind me putting it on here.

His surgery will take place on the 4th of May at Queens in Birmingham.

It's been on then cancelled a couple of times due to the plastic surgery team not being available.

Joel will the first one of two nationally waiting for this surgery so we are all ok with this date.

He was seen in Sheffield last week where emergency surgery was considered but we all agreed to wait and do it properly.

It's nearly 12 months since his last op which went ok at first then left him rushed back in with an infection and we nearly lost him.

Anyway lads had a tough year,and we need this one to count.

I'll post on here when he's going in,massive thanks for all the offers of help and support.

Cheers

 

Good luck it. The QE is an excellent hospital, the forces use it for their injured, there are some extremely talented surgeons there, so he will be in good hands. 

Best wishes!

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On 16/02/2017 at 20:32, coneheadjohn said:

That's fine mate,he was diagnosed with a condition called Cholesteatoma nearly 7 years ago,it has caused bone eating tumors to grow in his ear canal and the base of his skull.

I think this will be his 7th major op(lost count)plus umpteen minor ones.

His op will initially involve a lateral temporal bone resection,mastoid obliteration with blind sac closure using a temporatorial(can't spell it)rotational flap.There are some complicating factors but that's the crux of it.

I used to be a staff nurse in ENT, and Cholesteatoma is a nasty thing to suffer. Its a very big intricate procedure he's having done, and at such a young age too. Hope all goes well for him.

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8 hours ago, ramant62 said:

I used to be a staff nurse in ENT, and Cholesteatoma is a nasty thing to suffer. Its a very big intricate procedure he's having done, and at such a young age too. Hope all goes well for him.

Thanks for that.

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9 hours ago, ramant62 said:

I used to be a staff nurse in ENT, and Cholesteatoma is a nasty thing to suffer. Its a very big intricate procedure he's having done, and at such a young age too. Hope all goes well for him.

Would you mind me asking your opinion on a couple of things.?

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Pre op tuesday,op 2 weeks thursday.

I wasn't going to re-open this till we got to Birmingham for the op,so I apologise in advance but as I sort of expected due to the gravity of the situation things have become difficult.

Anyway I'm going to see if I can get a DCFC picture put on of my son and then i'll talk about a bit about what's been going on.

Sorry to bring it up again,completely selfish on my part.

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19 minutes ago, coneheadjohn said:

Pre op tuesday,op 2 weeks thursday.

I wasn't going to re-open this till we got to Birmingham for the op,so I apologise in advance but as I sort of expected due to the gravity of the situation things have become difficult.

Anyway I'm going to see if I can get a DCFC picture put on of my son and then i'll talk about a bit about what's been going on.

Sorry to bring it up again,completely selfish on my part.

Hope all goes well mate, keep us in the loop :thumbsup:

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25 minutes ago, coneheadjohn said:

Pre op tuesday,op 2 weeks thursday.

I wasn't going to re-open this till we got to Birmingham for the op,so I apologise in advance but as I sort of expected due to the gravity of the situation things have become difficult.

Anyway I'm going to see if I can get a DCFC picture put on of my son and then i'll talk about a bit about what's been going on.

Sorry to bring it up again,completely selfish on my part.

I don't see it as selfish, I was wondering the other day how things are with your lad but didn't want to ask in case things could be better and you wanted to keep it within the family.

Hope Tuesday goes well. :thumbsup:

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