Monday, June 30, 2008

Today should be an interesting day...

Bright and early this morning I'm headed out to have surgery. Life just isn't full enough around here already.

It turns out I have melanoma on my left ear. My dermatologist caught it early but I still have to have a sentinel lymph node biopsy to see if it has spread. The chances of that are only about 10%, so things are looking pretty good. Still, the surgeon will also be removing a larger margin of my ear. I was told that he would "do his best" to make it look OK but that "it would definitely look different." Marvelous!

I had to laugh. When I asked the physician's asst. how long the recovery was she said that she usually tells people to take a week off of work. I smiled, "Yeah right," I thought to myself, "I just won't go home." ;-)

The surgery should all be done by lunch time and barring unforeseen circumstances, Pastormac will bring me home around mid-afternoon.

I'll let you know how it goes. If you are so inclined, I would appreciate your prayers.

7 comments:

Renee said...

((((Hugs))) and Prayers!!!

Ninotchka said...

Hope all goes well! Take care, Ann.

Beck said...

Oh, Ann!
I am so terribly sorry that this is happening to you - and also so sorry that we've been so out of touch that this is the first I've heard about it. I hope that everything goes well, that you recover quickly and that you get all of the love and support you deserve. And of course I'm praying for you.

Vader's Mom said...

I hope everything went well!

stacy

Susanne said...

Just checking in now. I pray the surgery went well and that you are recuperating well, Ann. I'll continue to pray Ann!

Anne said...

Ann -- hope everything went well yesterday. Please know that we're thinking of you!

Jody said...

Oh my goodness!! Off to go read how the surgery went!!!