Everything went well yesterday. I hadn't been to cancer and hematology in three weeks and two days! After that appointment, we went to see Dr. Dodde. I had a consultation with him regarding the upcoming surgery and he also removed a spot off my back. It is a little sore today, but not bad. The worst part would be the restrictions that I didn't think about. I am not supposed to shower for 24 hours...no big deal. I am not supposed to "soak" for a week....big deal. That means no recreational swimming or swimming for exercise. I am not supposed to "sweat" for a week either....another big deal. I guess I might have to settle for staying in the air conditioned house working on my Alaska album and maybe, just maybe start thinking about school.
The spot that he removed will be analyzed by a pathologist. I don't know when I will get the results. Probably not anytime real soon. The stitches are scheduled to be removed at the hospital before I have surgery on Monday, August 9.
In regards to the upcoming mastectomy, I am scheduled for Monday, August 9. The hospital will call me a day or two before and let me know the scheduled time. Pray that it is early in the day. The surgery should take about three hours total. I will be staying in the hospital for one, possibly two nights. I have updated the meal calendar as we are hoping to have some meals brought in next week. It would be nice, too, if some of you would like to make a meal that we can stick in the freezer.
Please continue to pray for all who have been affected by cancer.