Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Second Thoughts

I'm not having any.

But I am glad I went for the second opinion. I like my surgeon better than Their surgeon, but I like Their medical oncologist better than mine. This might be good to know, after my surgeon is done with whatever cutting he needs to do.

Meanwhile, what my surgeon told me at the very beginning was upheld by Their medical oncologist, which is that chemo is not a foregone conclusion. It's a possible conclusion. The surgery and another special type of testing will shed light on the issue. But it's nice to know I might possibly have a choice.

As for what ails me (besides, you know, cancer), I seem to be feeling better, so all systems are go for tomorrow. I have to shower with some crazy antiseptic solution which, if I accidentally get it into my eyes or ears, will make me go blind and deaf, respectively. I have to do this both tonight and tomorrow, so I get two chances, even. Then I will go to the hospital where they plan to give me some happy pills so I don't get nervous before they knock me out. I don't know that that will be necessary, but maybe I'm secretly more nervous than I feel. Who knows. I'm considering bringing all the cancer literature I've received in the past month to the OR and telling them they don't need to anesthetise me because I can just read that to knock me out.

Okay, not really. But it seems like it could work. In any case, I'll talk to you when I wake up . . .


Scott R. Davis said...

Have a good siesta while they work on you. It will be a participatory nap in a sense. do well. Peace Scott

you must have gotten a lot of literature. Just add it to the political flyers and the junk mail advertising clothing sales. You could set up a library right besides your table.


Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you. Keep your sense of makes all the difference.

Barry Pike said...

Hang in there, Jenn. I am sure there are lots of folks praying for you this morning.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jennifer. I'm still praying for you.

God loves you, too.


dave grosser said...

By the time you read this, you'll be through! We're praying for you and miss you!

David Madeira said...


There are hordes of people lifting you up in their prayers today. Let us know how it all goes, and God be with you!

David W.

Elaine said...

Well, it's over! Prayerfully you will not need a huge amount of followup care...if so, I am here and have had breast cancer, eight years ago with NO recurrence. My this happen to you!