Saturday, November 6, 2010
The day of surgery went like clockwork; those people are the models of efficiency and caring. Every one who would be involved in the surgery in any way came in to introduce themselves and assured me they would take excellent care of me. And I felt that they did. The nurses were fantastic!
Upshot: the doctor said it went very well and I would need no additional treatment. Yay! Okay, so I am not exactly the dancing penguin yet but I'm getting there slowly. I actually felt like I had been hit by a very big truck. The only kind of sucky thing is that cancer can recur and I need to go for followups every three months for the first two years and then every six months for the next two years. As my brother said, "that's a small price to pay", and I agree with him.
This past week I celebrated my birthday. One year ago I would never have envisioned saying this year that I am a cancer survivor. I guess we just never know what life has in store for us. Hmmmmn . . .probably a good thing!
See y'all at chez vous!