Prepping iPad for recording, looking at stats & cancer cell drawings
courtesy surgeon #1
On the tail-end of great news, we drove down the street and went to my 3rd visit to, well, let's simply call him, 'Surgeon #1.' Post biopsies, post diagnosis, pre-planning for what's next. Two hours later, I was confused as ever with the multitude of possible options that are all heavily weighing on lymph node biopsies, additional genetic testing, blah, blah, blah. The good news is that 'Surgeon #1' is taking my case to the Santa Barbara Tumor Board this week to get more input from fellow breast cancer docs and specialists as my 'case is a bit puzzling.' So, we'll see what comes of that. In the meantime, I have a second surgical opinion appointment next week, an appointment this Thursday with an oncologist (pulled in a favor for that one) and an appointment with a plastic surgeon to discuss reconstruction on Friday. Somebody get me a cocktail STAT!