This is a new blog belonging to Brenda Brady. I am a 57 year old housewife with husband John, two grown up children (who've left the nest) and a cocker spaniel called Rosie.
I was diagnosed with mouth cancer earlier this year after two operations on blocked saliva glands. In march I had a sixteen hour operation to remove a tumour. This entailed taking bone from my leg to reconstruct my jawbone, soft tissue taken from my forearm to replace half my tongue, a skin graft taken from my thigh to cover the donor site on my forearm, as well as a temporary tracheotomy and peg (feeding tube) in my tummy.
I've created this blog to draw attention to, and raise the profile of, mouth cancer and to discuss issues, exchange ideas, and tips etc.