Alien Evacuation Day has arrived!
As you have probably seen, I haven't been on here in a while.
After I finished my Radio-Chemo, the horrible side effects thankfully wore off after a couple of weeks, the sore bum bum skin healed perfectly. Many thanks to my friend SUDOCREM what a fantastic invention lol.
So since then I have been feeling pretty healthy, I had my scans last week (massive scanxiety!) and on Wednesday I went to see the consultant who said I had had a very good response to treatment, I think everything has shrunk, the tumor itself and the surrounding lymph sites - of which there were quite a few - so no it's surgery time. Actually, I wasn't expecting such a quick turnaround, Im having my op on MONDAY! EEK! Today I completed my bowel prep and tomorrow I've got to take a cocktail of antibiotics, anti wind meds, some nutri prep juices, stab myself with a syringe (will probably get hubby to do that!) all in preparation for...
ALIEN EVICTION PROCEDURE!
I think I am having LAR (they call it something different in Italian but I'm pretty sure it's that). I met the surgeon on Thursday, she is very nice and I was shocked - quite young - this freaked me out a bit but my hospital is a centre of excellence and I[m sure they wouldn't put someone in that position that they didn't think was capable... She said it should take about 4 hours, they might remove my ovary too as it was very close to the tumor at diagnosis (not now but she will check when she goes in then make a decision).
So I am quite apprehensive, more nervous about this than any other step along this path. I have never had an operation before, never had general anesthetic and I am a control freak so you can all imagine the thoughts going through my head.
Anyway, I am happy as I have been waiting for this since November... so Mr ALien, it's time to leave the building!
Anyone have any advice for me for staying calm? I am doing some pre-surgery meditations from youtube. Trying to focus on the main points, good shrinkage and it's time to cut it out and throw it in the bin.
Love and Rocky Balboa super strength to everyone.