Today as you have read, Alannah and I spent the morning walking Double Bay visiting cafe’s and the bank. This meant that I got to visit Kirsten this afternoon.
Kirsten’s mum (Julie) took the opportunity to visit in the morning and had good things to report back on Kirsten’s recovery, the best news of the day is that the Lymph nodes are clear therefore no radiology is required.. YAY!!! 1st small step = 1st great victory
I’ve had a few questions from people asking about the outcomes of some of the possible complications or “on the fly” choices the surgeon’s may have had to make.
The first one is on the Mandibular branch of the facial nerve. I tried to call Dr P. to ask this simple question, but found him busy in another surgery, so, unperturbed I used my backup strategy.. email his receptionist and wait for an answer. I’m a patient person, I can wait for many things and I was surprised how much I needed to know this answer. Dr P. replied and his answer gives me confidence but really is a classic fence-sitting response.. and I quote..
“We are confident the mandibular branch of the facial nerve will be ok.