Jun 20, 2011 - 7:46 am
I go for surgery tomorrow. I was diagnosed on May 5, 2011 with fibrosarcoma. The surgical team is going to create negative margins. What I want to hear post op is "we got it all"! The ride has been interesting. I went to have a cyst removed form my right hip on April 8th, 2011. The surgen didn't like the way the cyst looked; it started making the rounds, The cyst made it to 4 differnt labs before the Mayo Clinic finially confirmed the cancer diagnosis. Next came the dr. and hospital interviews. I finailly setteled on the Helen Graham Cancer Center in Newark DE. I think that this is the most improtant part of treatment. Once the team was picked, came 3 weeks of waiting for the dr. and operating room to open up. Tomorrow I will have a, roughly, 6x6x6 inch ammount of tissue removed from my right hip. The up side is I will lose the love handle on my right side. Post op the decision will be made if I am "cured" or will need more surgery or radiation. What experences post op have you all had, what can I look foreward to over the next few weeks? thanks.