Fibula / Jaw Replacement Surgery

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Fibula / Jaw Replacement Surgery

I was recently diagnosed with a mucosal melanoma in my mouth (11/4/17), saw the specialist on 26/4/17 and I'm now scheduled for Fibula / Jaw Replacement surgery on 24/5/17 – and it all seems to be moving so fast.

The enormity of replacing my lower left jaw with my right Fibula is hitting me and my concerns are about my quality of life post-surgery and not knowing if there are any alternative treatments I should be considering?

I am very active, bushwalking 3 hours on weekends and cycling 200+k’s per week commuting to work and for fun, so I would like to find out how this will be effected without a Fibula in my right leg.

Having a new lower left jaw and then undergoing radiation therapy so close to my brain is also daunting. I have looked online but I can’t find anything recent. I want to understand the impacts and side effects so I can be prepared and to also help my wife and 14 & 12 year olds to be prepared.

If anyone can help me with information of alternative treatments, what to expect or point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.

 

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Re: Fibula / Jaw Replacement Surgery

Hi @PMS and welcome!

 

What a full-on month you've had to date, how are you feeling about it all today?

 

 

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Re: Fibula / Jaw Replacement Surgery

Kate,

Now im just waiting In a holding pattern.

Patience and inactivity is not my strong suit, so it's frustrating.

just making sure I remain in peak fitness, eating healthy, detoxing the liver to handle the drugs and enjoying life

Paul

 

 

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