Last night, Angie sent an email chock full of good news.
This Wednesday, December 5, Will was discharged from the hospital. Hooray! And while there’s a little trepidation without having help just a button push away, both Will and Angie are very happy to be home. Angie reports that they are both now “clumsily figuring out all of the steps involved in our new daily routine.”
On Thursday, December 6, Will and Angie met with the maxillofacial surgeon. He was very pleased with Will’s healing. The next step is adjusting Will’s obturator (prosthetic jaw) over the next couple of months, after which he should have one that fits well and allows him to both speak clearer and eat better.
After that appointment, they met with the main surgeon who delivered the best news.
The margins came back clean!
The surgeon reported that Will’s progress is positive, and despite the really rough roads he’s been on, Will is now on the other side. The pathology report confirmed that the cancer was extremely aggressive, so radiation is in his future, but it doesn’t look like he will have to have chemotherapy! Radiation will start in about 3-r4 weeks and will then last for 4-7 weeks, 5 days a week.
After radiation, the current plan is to get the permanent obturator and then go to a speech pathologist.
Angie reports that Will had a great day on Thursday, more active than she has seen him in quite some times.
As always, your continued prayers and well wishes are coveted. Here’s hoping that the scariest part of this journey has passed, and that the road to the “new normal” will continue to be lined with hope, support, strength and of course, love.
Celebrating this victory!
The #GoTeamGray Core