Today is the day I go see Dr. P. about getting the little f@$ker out of my chest. I wouldn’t say that I am nervous about the appointment, I know the tumor has been shrinking and I have to believe that this appointment will not be a rehash of the last one. That being said, I am not my normal self this morning. I am sure I will feel better once the appointment is over and a plan is in place.
Later in the day….
OMG. OMG. What a day. My appointment was at 11:15am. My Man and I got there at 11am because they always say to get there 10 to 15 minutes early to sign in. So we did that and sat down to wait. Two hours LATER. Yes, two hours later!! We were still waiting. At this point, we were worried. The Boy gets dropped off from school at 2:55 and we needed to leave the hospital by 2:00 or 2:05. You never know what the traffic in Atlanta is going to be like and now it is after 1:15pm and we are still in the waiting room. Dr. P. didn’t even show up till after 12:30!! Where the hell was he? No idea. Anyway, we got in at 1:20pm and he came in at 1:38. I was watching that clock like a hawk. He was overly nice to us. Good. Anyway…
My surgery is set for November 6th. I go in for pre-op on the 5th. They will take blood, give me an EKG and another CT Scan. I will have a Thoracoscopy. The surgery will take 1-2 hours. It will include three small incisions on my right side. I will have a chest tube put in for drainage. If all goes well, I will be out of the hospital the next day. Total recovery is 2 to 4 weeks. Now, we want the tumor to be dead. Dead as a doornail. If it isn’t dead, there is a chance I will have to have more chemo. I am glad to have a date on the books. I am ready to get this all over and move on with my life.