Madeleine came through the wisdom teeth surgery quite well! She is gradually healing, and has not had too much difficulty so far with pain or swelling. Of course, having pain meds and also the perspective of how difficult the previous surgery was has helped her with this. The hardest thing about this surgery so far is that it has delayed her getting back in the pool and to the gym, which are some of her favorite things. It’s hard for this girl to rest and recover (the surgeon said she needs to take it easy for two weeks)!
The next phase of her treatment for melanoma will be radiation, which will start on March 1st. She will be having high-dose radiation (to the left side of her face and neck) 2 times a week for three weeks. While radiation has unwanted side effects, the doctors believe that it will give her the best chance possible of eliminating any residual cancer cells in the area.
Thank you for your continued prayers...for her recovery, for her ongoing fight against melanoma, and for the effectiveness of the upcoming treatments.