1st operation finished successful. Thanks heaps for Vanessa, Shu and Jamie for being there when I came out.
Was a bit more than I expected but all things considered apart from the pain all is good.
The main initial pain was muscle pain in the shoulder. Nurses, doctors and support staff all excellent!
Today it has been confirmed that I do have cancer. I found out a week ago there was a 4 * 3 cm Tumor in my Throat. The prognosis was unclear until today. The good news is my chance of survival is good (80%).
They type of cancer I have is Squamous Cell Carcinoma, -Oropharyngeal –Tonsil. Almost certainly virally related (Human Papilloma Virus) HPV.
I seem to be lucky that although it is big it has not spread and given that I have not smoked, am young and have healthy lungs they should be able to operate. Treatment plan to be worked out next Tuesday and neck and throat clinic.
Below is a cross section of Pet Scan showing where the cancer is.