It is Saturday, but when you don't have to go to work, every day is like a Saturday. Jen and I especially like having breakfast on our front patio on Saturdays when the weather is welcoming. Today the birds were especially vocal as I ate my lox-n-bagel and Jen her toast and eggs. After the last few weeks I could almost think about retirement, though until now I have steadfastly refused to give it much thought because I still love my j0b.
Anyway, on Thursday I had my PET/CT scan at a lab in Murrieta, likely the last test before surgery. As we read the report, it does look as if the malignancy is still confined to a small area. The PET scan, as I understand it, identifies areas that are warm as a guide to whether the cancer is metastatasizing. The scan found lesions on the liver, but they already biopsied those in the hospital and they aren't cancerous. We'll see the surgeon some time next week and learn then what the next steps are -- hopefully a surgery that barely challenges Dr. Nissen's skills and gets rid of all the cancerous mass and then some