Mostly about dogs, but books as well. And sometimes I have other stuff on my mind. And now: a blog about my ovarian cancer.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Meet the surgeon
Yesterday I met with the surgeon, the nice man who recommended Douglas Kennedy's books to me. That worked out well. I recommend them to you.
He says he's not going to know what he can do or how much he must do until he goes in and looks. The tumor is very big and and he thinks he can't get it all. The good news (I'm not sure why) is that it moves, which makes it a better bet for surgery.
Next I have a consultation with the urologist, then a day in hospital for him to go in with camera and double-J stents Then I have another consult with Dr. Meeus, the surgeon, to make sure I understand what's going to happen and decide how many things I'm willing for him to take out. Even though he may or may not take things out depending on how they look.
That's three more visits to Lyon. Dr. Meeus's secretary said she'd at least try to schedule the anaesthesiology consult the same day as the surgery consult. Surgery is scheduled for June 22.