Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Surgery Date

Steve got a call from the PA with the surgery department today.  The earliest date they can get him in for surgery is June 5th.  He will go in for a consult with the entire team on June 4th.  We don't have times for the consult or the surgery yet.  The PA said that they are going to be doing the surgery through the abdomen.  We were kind of hoping for a laproscopic surgery, but it doesn't look like that will be an option.  The laproscopic surgery has a recovery time of 2-4 weeks (1 day in the hospital) while the abdominal surgery has a recovery time of 4-6 weeks (3-5 days in the hospital).  Oh well, we will take what they think is best for Steve!  (P.S. Cheris, we are still going to Reba someway/somehow!!  I told Steve he can hang in the room if need be!)

'Hope' by Stephanie Bowen - Melanoma Survivor 

1 comment:

  1. I hope the news on Friday goes well...I also had a "dead" tumor that needed to be removed after bio-chemo...I was SO GLAD to get rid of it! Take Care you two!! Sincerely, Steph in California