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Dear Family & Friends
I have been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of gingiva (gum cancer), and will be having reconstructive surgery on June 7. Specifically, the surgery is a left partial maxillectomy, a left fibula free flap and left thigh skin graft, and a left neck dissection to remove two suspicious lymph nodes. In layperson's terms, I will have some upper left teeth, gum and bone removed, and replaced with bone and tissue from my left thigh. I will be in surgery for 8 hours and in the hospital for about a week at Abbot NW in Minneapolis.
We will need your love and support during this challenging time. Some of you have already reached out and offered your help. We are still figuring out what we need and where we need help and will use this CaringBridge website to keep you updated. In the early days, I will depend on Anne to keep you posted on my progress especially during my week in the hospital.