Hi, he has basically said that it could grow larger and possibly cause problems. He has not said outright that it could turn malignant. I am not on private health insurance and I feel a little fobbed off and get the distinct impression that he doesn't want to spend to much time answering my questions. To make me more confused my GP who I have been attending since I was 17 has told me it's better to leave well alone as its not causing me any problems.
Thank you for your answer. I suppose my underlying query is considering that I have worked hard to manage my depression for the past 40 years and so much of that is caught up in the image I present to the world. Is it worth putting that in jeopardy if the result is that I am left too fragile after surgery to face people. Sorry if I seem so shallow but believe me I have battled very bad depression all my life and have tried to be self reliant. I am scared that this surgery will leave me in a bad place. Thank you. Judy
Thanks for your reply. Just one more question. Lately I have felt some pressure where the lump is located and I find that I dribble some saliva occasionally when speaking Is this something to be concerned about? Or is it because the lump is pressing on the facial nerve?