Saturday, September 5, 2015

The head bone is connected to the neck bone

About a year ago the bone in my lower jaw started showing through my gums. This was a result of the bone treatments I received for my cancer. ( needles to say, they stopped administering it when this happened) Without my knowing it slowly became infected. I didn't find this out til about 3 months ago. I was put on medicine and told that it cleared up. Another month later it was back. This time not only infecting my gums but my left back molar as well.
Last month that molar became so bad, in spite of medications that I had to undergo surgery to have it removed. They put me under anesthesia and did their best to cover the bone that was showing as well as pull the tooth.
I awoke to hear that everything had gone as planned. But that they found an infection in my bones. They connected me with infectious diseases and had me make an appointment.
I was given the choice to a) drive to the office everyday and receive a treatment through my port for a month. Or, b) get clearance from insurance to administer the drug myself at home for a month.
Obviously, I chose option b. They sent it through insurance, who, thank God, cleared it. The next day, which was yesterday, I went in and was shown how to give myself the iv meds.
I'm so blessed that my hubby is able to help me and take care of Johnny while I get treatment. I'm truly blessed! It's going to be a long month, and I'm praying that I have no side effects.
Thank you everyone for standing with me and helping me through this. :) I apologize for not keeping you all updated like I used too. I've been very busy with my 3 year old who is now potty trained! One of the many events that have kept me really busy!
By the way, I see my doctor and receive tests every three months now! So I'm definitely headed in the right direction!