We finally got our appointment with UCSF scheduled. We go next Tuesday, November 23rd at 9:00 am. We will be seing Dr. William Ryan, MD, a Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon. This will be a consultation to hear a second opinion on treatment options. The woman I made the appointment with was incredibly kind and compassionate. If she is any indication of the treatment we can expect, I know Mom will be in excellent hands!
We also are waiting to hear from Dr. Daniel Mirda's office, our local oncologist. He consulted with Mom on her Lung Cancer several years back. Dr. Manubens, Mom's cardiologist, recommended we see him in addition to the doctors as UCSF. We hope to get our appointment with Dr. Mirda very soon.
Yesterday afternoon we ran a few errands in town and ended with Mom getting a pedicure!
Swallowing is still painful for Mom and we were warned this would continue to be an issue. It is very important that she maintains a nutritious diet so she will be her strongest for whichever treatment option she chooses.
Foods that are soft, lukewarm and bland are what she prefers.
Does anyone have any suggestions for us?