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30 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Ameloblastoma – 5 years on

It seems hard to believe , but it’s been now 5 years since I bit into a sandwich at Starbucks in Beijing, and experienced an explosion of pain in my jaw. The CRT at the hospital showed that my lower left jaw had ceased to exist; an ameloblastoma. Yikes! Luckily I found Professor Ho Kee […]

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03 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Jaw Recovers from Ameloblastoma

                  Oct 2nd I returned for the day to Singapore to Professor Ho Kee Hai and a check up on the Ameloblastoma. Some 18 months after the initial diagnosis, 3 surgical procedures, and some discomfort, the jaw bone has repaired. This is nature at work. I find […]

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05 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Post Ameloblastoma – Bone re growth and no tumour in sight

  Another quick trip to Singapore and a 30 min appointment with Dr Ho Kee Hai shows that the bone in my mandible is growing back nicely. To our combined relief there is no indication of a tumour or other growths. The image on the right was taken 6 weeks prior. The conservative treatment appears […]

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29 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ameloblastoma surgery – one week on and the benefit of acupuncture

The ameloblastoma surgery is now fading away and my main priority is recovery, and so I have turned to acupuncture as one way to stimulate the blood flow. The swelling on the face has now reduced and I am not on pain killers, nor missing nights of sleep. Alex Tan of Straightbamboo is a delightful, […]

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24 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ameloblastoma Post Op Recovery

This visit has been something of a rollercoaster, but I am feeling very confident about the approach that Dr Ho and I have taken to overcome my case of Ameloblastoma. The sight of the two lumps found by the scan on my jaw on Tuesday had left me directionless; a feeling that I am unfamiliar […]

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18 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ameloblastoma recurrence

The conservative approach that Dr Ho and I have taken with the Ameloblastoma had a bit of a setback. Returning for a check up after the operation on 23rd August the scan showed two tumour’s remaining; or having reformed we are not quite sure which. The larger of the two is some 6.6m across, a […]

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19 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ameloblastoma – 6 month check up and a need for more surgery

Trouble spots

Following the surgery for the ameloblastoma in February this year, I returned to Singapore for another check up with Dr Ho Kee Hai on Tues 14th August. The overall prognosis was good, with solid bone growth across the lower mandible. This is superb news. The nerve pain has subsided to be a nuisance rather than […]

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08 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Ameloblastoma – one month post op. Bone does grow

The amazing body has started it’s work. One month post the Ameloblastoma operation I went back to see Dr Ho Kee Hai in Singapore. On examination it appears that the surgery which I underwent at Mount Elizabeth has been successful in removing the tumour, and that my body has started the healing process. The early […]

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