I will be going in for surgery early Friday morning at OHSU. We believe this is a relatively early stage cancer, and pending post-operative assessment the current plan is that to be the primary treatment. I do not expect chemo or radiation therapy unless the surgeon discovers more cancer than currently expected.
I will be recuperating in the hospital for four to seven days, then home for seven to ten days. lasirenadolce will have the keys to this blog, and will post regular updates, as well as appropriate witticisms from me, and general hospital humor.
If you're moved to send me gifts or flowers while I'm in durance medical, I really appreciate that, but I'd strongly prefer a donation to the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund. (http://osfci.org/clayton/index.html) That's an emergency medical fund for Pacific Northwest writers experiencing medical-related financial difficulties.
When possible I'll be back. Due to an extensive schedule of pre-op consults, expect light blogging tapering to nothing more from me for a while starting Friday.
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