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Re: [OM] Parotidectomy done

Subject: Re: [OM] Parotidectomy done
From: <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:17:08 -0800
Thanks, Jim. I hope to find one of those $65 plumbers.

Chuck Norcutt


>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  To: Olympus Camera Discussion <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  Subject: Re: [OM] Parotidectomy done
>  Sent: Nov 12 '10 18:51
>  
>  Sounds encouraging, Chuck.  Best wishes to both you and your family in
>  dealing with the daily problems, both household and medical.  After having a
>  new sink faucet set on my workbench for six months, I finally realized that
>  my rotator cuff problem was not going to let me install it.  I called my
>  favorite plumber.  Best $65 I ever spent.  My wife has thanked me numerous
>  times for getting it done.
>  
>  Jim Nichols
>  Tullahoma, TN USA
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  To: "Olympus Camera Discussion" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 8:00 PM
>  Subject: Re: [OM] Parotidectomy done
>  
>  
>  > We saw the plastic surgeon today who placed the probability of successful
>  > nerve reconstruction at about 50% *if* there is no follow-on radiation
>  > treatment.  But only 20% chance of success if the newly implanted nerves
>  > get bombarded with radiation.  The cancer surgeon and radiologist have yet
>  > to confer on radiation post-surgery but it was considered a near certainty
>  > before surgery.  In all probability, nerve reconstruction (which would
>  > need to start no later than next week) is off the table... and Dad seems
>  > to prefer that case.
>  >
>  > What will be done regardless is to perform a procedure he called a "tuck".
>  > He will place a few stitches in the outside corner of the upper and lower
>  > eyelids of the left eye.  This will have the effect of picking up the
>  > drooping lower lid and pulling the upper lid slightly down.  It reduces
>  > the surface area subject to tear evaporation and keeps the tears more
>  > evenly over the surface of the eye instead of allowing them to pool behind
>  > the now drooping lower lid.  It will reduce the (now hourly) requirement
>  > to instill artificial tear drops in the eye.
>  >
>  > I chose to post this response in reply to Fernando's comments since he is
>  > noticeably more chipper after this visit with the plastic surgeon (whom he
>  > knows from a prior bout of skin cancer).  He had also been complaining of
>  > being a bit off-balance. He  took some meclazine today (anti-vertigo med)
>  > and says he feels much better.  He has some spring in his step.  I
>  > personally feel (based on past experience) that this is likely a
>  > placebo... but who cares if it works. :-)
>  >
>  > I also managed to replace his non-working dining room light switch and the
>  > garbage disposal which had a small corrosion hole in its casing and was
>  > blowing water and garbage all about under the sink.  The kitchen faucet
>  > also needs attention but I'm leery of that job.  The plastic plumbing and
>  > manifolds used in Las Vegas houses is something totally unfamiliar to me.
>  > Unfamiliar connectors and lack of proper tools will keep me from
>  > attempting that job. But I'm happy he's happier and that I was able to get
>  > some house maintenance done.
>  >
>  > Dr. Plumber (not)
>  >
>  > Chuck Norcutt
>  >
>  >
>  >>  -------Original Message-------
>  >>  From: Fernando Gonzalez Gentile <fgonzalezgentile@xxxxxxxxx>
>  >>  To: Olympus Camera Discussion <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  >>  Subject: Re: [OM] Parotidectomy done
>  >>  Sent: Nov 12 '10 12:03
>  >>
>  >>  If it's only mental confusion he should get better in parallel with
>  >>  surgery recovery.
>  >>
>  >>  If it doesn't improve or gets worse, another cause must be ruled out.
>  >>
>  >>  But it's a very common clinical syndrome, Chuck.
>  >>
>  >>  Don't worry too much about it.
>  >>
>  >>  Fernando.
>  >>
>  >>  On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 4:57 AM, <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  >>
>  >>  >
>  >>  > He's clearly showing signs of some mental confusion which is beginning
>  >> to worry me more than the apparently defeated cancer.
>  >>  >
>  >>  > Chuck Norrcutt
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