Post cancer oral surgery

In 2015, I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of my tonsils, throat, tongue, and lymph nodes.  By June of that year, I was recovering from 31 rounds of radiation treatments after surgery for removal of my tonsils, along with parts of my tongue, pharynx, salivary glands and 20+ lymph nodes.  

Almost 3 years later, the side effects of the radiation treatments include no way to make my own salvia.  I must carry water with me wherever I go.  This constant dryness in my mouth has caused my teeth to rot from the inside out and become erupted.  My jaw bone requires reconstruction.

I will be having all my teeth removed from my lower jaw for reconstructive surgery.  Also, my upper jaw bone, gums require surgery on preparation for implants into both my jaws.  Following will be provisional teeth, pending construction of new permanent teeth.

Radiation treatments caused the blood flow to my jaw to be decreased so much that any type of dental work whether it be a tooth pull, implant, whatever, I must have hyperbaric oxygen treatment.  This is to fortify the oxygen levels in my blood, so I do not suffer from osteoradionecrosis, which is basically the jaw rotting away and can cause death.  

Any donation would truly be greatly appreciated to help offset the costs of theses needed medical procedures for my quality of life.

Please share, and thank you.


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Leon Winstanley 
Vincentown, NJ
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