Rob's CT did NOT show any enlarged/abnormal lymph nodes! He is scheduled for a partial glossectomy and removal of selective lymph nodes from the right side of his neck. The reason for removing the nodes, despite the negative CT, is to evaluate for microscopic malignant cells. His surgery is scheduled for July 13 and he will be in the hospital for a few days afterward. The plan is to remove the lesion on his tongue, and repair the area with a skin graft from his thigh. He will probably have an NG (nasogastric) tube because he won't be able to eat for 5 days. Radiation will depend on the depth of the lesion, which can only be determined during/after surgery, and whether there is any microscopic involvement of the lymph nodes.
He just finished his chest x-ray and its TIME TO EAT AND HAVE A DIET COKE!
Thank you for your prayers, and keep them coming!
I'll let ya go now.....................