For nearly ten days I had very bad pain in the right-side jaw bone, the area that was supposedly healing after all the treatment I underwent in the past several months. Yesterday, I have finally received an explanation from my doctor.
You have a fractured jaw on the right side and that is the cause of your problems. I contacted my friend at Virginia Mason, Dr. Bayles, for his recommendation. I think you may actually need to have a reconstruction with bone and tissue from your leg, called a fibular free flap, placed in order to successfully treat this. I will let you know when I hear from him.
Michael Toubbeh, MD
Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Bellevue Medical Center
11511 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Something tells me I am in for a lot of fun.
I am also curious when/if I will ever be able to enjoy delicacies like this: