I had a PET scan at Mayo Clinic on July 8th and the results came back clean – there is no evidence of cancer at this time. My surgeon is pleased with where I am in regards to tissue fibrosis and the nerve graft. He is also hopeful that I might be having early signs of improvement with facial tone and nerve function.
I will return to Mayo this autumn for another scan and a second eye surgery (lateral tarsorrhaphy in tarsal strip).
While I am ecstatic that there is no sign of cancer on the scan, the trip and tests have left me completely drained.
The healing process is frustrating, and many days it feels like I am not healing at all, but it is encouraging that the doctors say I am doing really well at this stage post-surgery and treatment.