Well I saw the specialists yesterday and I am booked in for surgery at the Mater in Brisbane on 28th April.
I’m glad it’s the same kind and helpful surgeon who I’ve had before (5 years’ ago) as it’s reassuring to go ahead with someone I already trust.
I expect to be in hospital about 5days, the op might take a couple of hours under general anaesthetic to remove just the enlarged lymph from my groin, which will still leave me with other lymphs to do their work, so hopefully I’ll get back to reasonably normal eventually.
As far as I understand, surgery is usually the recommended first plan whenever it’s possible, rather than other more debilitating treatment methods, so I can be glad I have this option.
Some may remember my little poem from years’ ago when I first began to say goodbye to my groin (Aug 20, 2011) so perhaps my grieving process has already been underway.
In any case, this, my 4th time going for cancer treatment, I am feeling rather calm (like an old hand at it) and very optimistic.