His recovery is going as well as it can I guess. He says his pain is a little bit better each day. The pain in his mouth has been the worse. He goes for his first follow up on July 2nd. He will have an RUG done at that appointment so hopefully everything will be ok and he can have his catheter taken out. Thanks for your response. I’m glad I found this web site. There is no one that I know of that has had this procedure let alone even heard of it, so it’s actually good to hear some stories from other people that have had this done.