Jeff Lauersdorf | CaringBridge

Jeff Lauersdorf

First post: Dec 15, 2017 Latest post: Jun 13, 2018
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About 10 years ago Jeff was diagnosed with baseline tongue cancer.  He went through radiation and chemotherapy and 3 years later he was cancer free.  Unfortunately due to the radiation treatment he has developed Osteoradionecrosis.  This is a condition of nonvital bone in a site of radiation injury.   Basically he is dealing with necrosis of his right jaw, lower and upper.  He currently struggles with swallowing, throat spasms, voice problems, facial and tongue numbness, coughing and drainage and sleep issues.  In addition to that he is in constant pain.

 At this point the only thing to alleviate some of these issues is surgery.  This will take place on Friday, December 15th at MD Anderson in Houston, TX.  Jeff will have teeth removed from his right jaw, diseased bone removed and replaced with sections of his femur, artery and skin from his leg.  The surgery will take up to 12 hours.

 It will be a long recovery for Jeff and he is currently scheduled to be at MD Anderson for two weeks after surgery. 

 Updates will be made to this site as we get word from his doctors.  Please keep Jeff in your prayers for a successful surgery.  

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