It’s 3:00 a.m. and we’re off to Dallas where I’m scheduled to have surgery at 7:00. It will be my 3rd this year. I’ ve been waiting four months for this one.
Just to recap…in December, my doctor talked me into having a colonoscopy. It was several years overdue. Now, I’m a semi-colon. (My doctor’s joke.)
Next, I had a mammogram. The result being, I’ll never have to have another one.
Today, I’m going to have more tissue taken from the left chest area. The pathology report didn’t show an area clearly and the doctor wants to re-test it.
If that does not reveal cancer cells, they will finish up the reconstruction part. Fortunately, insurance pays for it. Unfortunately, it’s not the Angelina Jolie kind of reconstruction.
I am blessed that both the colon and the breast cancers were caught early. It hasn’t been fun, but it could have been so much worse.
With the prayers and support from family and a wonderful family of friends, I’ve been able to walk through the experience with very few fearful moments.
If everything goes well today, other than CT scans and bloodwork every three months and a colonoscopy once a year, (at least for a while), I’ll be able to put this behind me.
Please don’t put off having the tests available to you. They are the reason cancer is no longer the death sentence it used to be… yet people are still dying or going through surgeries and treatments they might not have to.
Oh…and while you’re at it, have your eyes checked and your teeth cleaned.
I’ll keep you posted on today’s outcome.
Kip is inside getting one of Quicktrip’s good cinnamon rolls.