After waking up at 4:00am and getting ready for the long day, we left for surgery. We arrived a bit early even though we thought it would start late. Surprisingly it was like clockwork. I was in the OR by 7:00 after all the screening, prep, and “cocktail hour” of a relaxation drug they gave me before anastesia. As soon as I arrived inside they were hooking up the real drugs and knocking me out.
It was scheduled to be a 4-hour surgery, and toward the end of that Dad got a visit from Dr. Weinberg. He let him know that the surgery went well, with no side effects. He also told him that at first all they were finding was necrosis. Unfortunately they ended up also finding cancer. This is just the high-level report, and we won’t have the full word until later this week. So we don’t know what grade the tumor is. But it wasn’t the news I was hoping for. Obviously Friday’s coversation will be big and include treatment plans.
For now, I’m watching junk TV and about to fall asleep. I’m also writing this on my iPhone which is a bit much. I should be out of the hospital around noon tomorrow/Thursday.
I’ll update you again once I have additional info tomorrow!