The next step is to get me scanned again: check my kidneys out by taking a specific blood sample: have my case discussed between all the cancer consultants and cancer/ radiologist consultant team at Leeds Hospitals. My cancer consultant will then consider the best way to proceed and will also consider options of further radiotherapy sessions, or receiving a special cancer drug before engaging with a major operation on my face. If another operation on my face is considered necessary, it will be performed as a last resort. This will only be likely to go ahead if any remaining cancer in my cheek has not spread too far into my jaw area.
Should a major facial operation be required, it will be performed to prolong my life, and not to cosmetically enhance any face reconstruction. Even if another facial operation is successful, it will still result in me being left with a collapsed side to half my face, as all the nerves down one side of my face will have to be severed in order to remove any cancer that is intermingled between soft tissue and entwined nerves beneath the surface of my skin. Because of this, the surgeon would have to remove all soft flesh and nerves that operate the mouth movement on that side of my face.
Unfortunately, the operation will leave me looking like a person who has incurred a massive stroke that will never improve. The terminal blood cancer which I have had for 7 years now merely aggravates every medical effort that is employed on my behalf (effectively buying me a bit more time each time I am operated on). Over the past 7 years I have had a dozen operations plus several other invasive procedures, and even were a magic wand waved over me and I miraculously lived on for another twelve years, I would still have to deal with at least one more cancer operation on each of those years before me, as that is the very nature of the terminal blood cancer I have had for 7 years. New cancers of a varying variety will always be present in my body until one of them eventually completes their job.
Please note that there was not anything that I heard from the cancer consultant today which surprised me, as such news was expected after my last talk with her following my recent operation, plus her consultant surgeon's feedback today over the phone. She is also going to check out if there is any way I can have an MRI as well as a Cat Scan, despite me having a pacemaker installed. She believes that it is possible with a pacemaker to have an MRI, but this is rarely carried out and requires special procedures.
Whatever the situation is, matters could only be worse today had I not pushed for a second opinion a good month ago. I cannot fault the speedy service I have received throughout from all the hospitals and in particular the three Leeds Hospitals. Because another facial operation will adversely affect all facial movement and speech, it looks like I will be unable to carry on with my daily singing practise. My daily singing is one of my major pleasures and I will be sad not to be able to continue.
It is a good job that I already have videoed recorded another 300 new songs in advance, so I can continue to entertain you for a further year after any future operation. With the 700 songs, I have already on my singing YouTube video channel, plus another 300 songs already canned and not yet heard on my daily Facebook page, I am almost a year in advance of fresh songs to post daily. And even were I to leave you before I wanted to, Sheila will only have to replay all available thousand songs, once every three years. So none of you, will at a future date, be beyond my vocal reach, whichever side of the green sod you happen to lie on.
Love and peace Bill xxx