Thursday, October 12, 2006

Surgery scheduled

I called my family doctor who called my surgeon, and they straightened things out. My surgery date is Wednesday, October 18 (yes, that's next Wednesday!) in Oakville. I'm doing all the pre-op stuff on Monday. The surgery will be laparoscopic, so the incisions will be small and I'll be out of the hospital the same day. If there are any problems, then the incision will be bigger and I'll be in hospital for a day or two.

I'm glad that I'm getting in really quickly, but I'm scared, too. It's going to be a big change, and I don't think I'm ready for it. Then again, I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be really ready no matter how much time I have. I have an idea of what to expect, but I won't really know what it'll be like until I go through it.

I get to see my oncologist tomorrow. I know that she'll be wanting to start me on the bisphosphonates (bone builders) soon. I hope that she'll see me in a follow-up visit about a month after this, because I'll need to start on the aromatase inhibitors then. I don't want to start on them without seeing her. Also, if I don't respond well to the type of bisphosphonate, then there are others that they can try - and I want to be sure that she'll see me in this case (as I've mentioned before, getting through the nurse is difficult).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is fast.

Best of luck with the surgery!