Thursday, May 12, 2011
"Ten percent of nuthin' is...let me do the math here...nuthin' into nuthin'...carry the nuthin'..."
Well, T minus nuttin is about here. Just had my last bit of real food; slice of mah key lime pie. Last drink; Dr Pepper.
Met with my primary care physician: Dr Tognacci. Nice guy. Talks too much. Knows Dr Rothman. In fact, Rothman worked on his father's cancer and his dad is still around.
Went to the hospital for the pre-op meeting. A couple of new bits of info. I will have the trach tube in for longer than I hoped. Probably at least until I am discharged, maybe longer, so no talking with visitors. Feeding tube will be in for a lot longer, especially if I am going to have radiation. The tooth I might lose will be in the lower front and that's because of the way they need to break my jaw to hinge it open for access to the tumor. I had thought one of my molars that was close to the tumor would be the one to go.
I will be in ICU for 7-8 days. No limit on who can visit or how many visitors I can have except how many I have at one time in my room - around 2 at a time. I can use a phone but can't speak due to the trach, but I can txt. The first days I might be a bit out of it and not remember visitors or what was said.
That's all I can think of right now. I might be able to update this later, but I'm not sure. Thank you to everyone who gave me support, no matter how small. You guys rock and definitely helped get me through this.
No power in the 'verse can stop me. Peace.