Thank you everyone for your kind words yesterday. They are very much appreciated. Unfortunately I’m back with worse news tonight. I had an appointment with the Plastic Surgeon this morning. She’s not happy with how the last wound is healing so I have to have another surgery, a skin graft. She’s going to take skin from my leg and cover up the last wound. It’s about an hour-long surgery. It’s an outpatient procedure but I’ll have to be asleep, which worries me. There are whole days I don’t remember from my first trip to the hospital. I don’t want that to happen again.
I’m ashamed to admit it but I fell apart at the seems in the Plastic Surgeon’s office. She had left the room to get some dressing for my head so I could wrap up and go home and I just lost it. I sobbed. The nurse came in to bring us the dressing so Chuck could get me set to go home and I scared her right out of the room. Chuck was so upset he called off work so that I wouldn’t be home alone all day or have to go to my mother’s house for the day.
On the way home the Oncologist’s office called. As it turns out I’m not having a PET scan. Basal cell cancer is not detectable in a PET scan so now I’m scheduled for a needle biopsy on Friday. I don’t know what’s worse the less invasive but radiation filled PET scan or the more invasive but no radiation involved biopsy.
Chuck’s a good egg. He stayed home from work and stopped to buy me soft pretzels and an Amazon fruit smoothie on the way home. We took the kitties out on their leashes for an hour-long walk and relaxed together. I don’t know what I’d do without him. He’s my hero, my caretaker, my best friend, my soulmate, my everything. If you see him around give him a hug. He’s been through a lot too.
Cuppy & Snowy Out For a Walk