But you already knew that.
I played Stump the Surgeon yesterday. Oncologist’s office made me an appointment with the surgeon because of my leaking, and he (surgeon) checked me out yesterday. He agreed with my oncologist that it’s Betty causing my paralysis, but he can’t find any sign of infection. Of course not.
So basically he has no obvious explanation for why my ear started leaking other than that it looks irritated from the cancer. (Not that this would necessarily cause leaking.) He also has no explanation for why my pain spiked then vanished, or why a lump on the side of my head has shrunk.
Wild card: the lump really was cancer and not an infection like I thought, and the treatment attacked it viciously. It’s not impossible–the treatment can work extremely quickly in some people–but it’s a very, very long shot.
He warned me that even if Betty is causing the paralysis, and if the treatment works, there’s no guarantee that my face will return to normal on its own. (Oncologist said he thought it would. But then, no one seems capable of agreeing on anything lately.) I also have some antibiotic drops just in case there is a minor infection somewhere.
And that’s it. Ugh.