There were no further delays, and I had my surgery on Monday. The surgeon is quite happy with how it went and how quickly I seem to be recovering.
I am home from the hospital – I came home yesterday in fact. I’m still very sore and taking pain meds, which isn’t a super surprise. My brother was down for a couple of days, and my parents are still here taking care of me. I am just taking it very slowly, trying not to leave my recliner too much since I am comfortable in it.
But I got the best news yesterday right before I left. The pathology report had just come back, and the results are great. It was stage 1 cancer, and they got it all out – nothing in the lymph nodes or anything. The surgeon said I was cancer free, in fact.
So now, I need to heal up, which will be a slow process, but then I can put this all behind me.