There and Back Again: Work

There and Back Again: Work

I’m not at work today. I wasn’t at work the day before that, or the day before that, either. In fact, the last time I showed my face at the office was last Wednesday, the day before my surgery. I’ve been gone for more than a week now. And the way...

Doing Well

Last Monday’s surgery went really well. The doctor found exactly what he expected: observable cancer in only the one lymph node. As a precaution, he removed the nodes on either side of the malignant one, and will send all three, along with abdominal fluid, to...

Surgery Tomorrow

This past week has been one of preparation. At home, at work, in relationships, with family, I have been preparing to be out of commission for a brief time following tomorrow’s surgery.Today was a culmination of that preparation as I worked to get the last...

A Little More News

Yesterday, I met with the oncologist who will be performing my surgery on June 30. I learned that he will be making as small of an incision as possible, from his hand signals probably 4-6 inches, and part of that will be over my scar from last fall. Hopefully the...