Monday, March 03, 2008

Oona and Info

Today was a beautiful day, spent in the garden with friends from far away who'd come visiting. I drew just this one, the most charming sweetie pie named Oona.

And many thanks everyone for your continued well wishes and comments! I'm almost fully recovered from my surgery (modified radical neck dissection) but expect I'll still be posting sporadically as I'm to start radiation treatment March 10th.

I'd also like to add that if ever you have an ulcer or white patch on your tongue or in your mouth that doesn't go away within two weeks, it needs to be looked at by your dentist or an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. These can be early signs of oral cancer. I write this because it was just such a small paragraph of information I saw in a "Reader's Digest" that alerted me to go seek a second opinion. My original doctor had dismissed the problem because I don't smoke or drink. A very helpful site I've found for questions and information on this type of cancer's early detection and treatment is "The Oral Cancer Foundation"