September 13th, 2010

Go for Surgery

At 10 am, see the surgeon.  Urinary Tract Infection will not be a problem for tomorrow since I had started taking an antibiotic on Sat.  Yet there might be a blood clot that has caused swelling in my left leg, and if so, I have to take anticoagulant for at least 24 hours prior to the surgery, according to the surgeon.

After paperwork for the surgery and EKG, I had an ultrasound to detect blood clots.  The result was clear! So now I am going to have surgery tomorrow. As the first person to have on operation that day, I will check in at 5: 15 am, have a surgery around 7am which will probably take about 2 and a half hours, and be discharged the next day if there are no complications.  I used to get sentimental about having a mastectomy, but after I learned that under this pinkish skin there was dreadful cancer hiding and even chemo might be struggling to fight it, I am 100% ready for the surgery.  Being encouraged by so many people’s prayers, I only hope the victory of the surgeon who will chop off this hateful cancer tomorrow.