I am a triple threat! I have a multiple part surgery scheduled for next Wednesday. First, I am having my left testicle removed to be tested. Then I have a hernia being repaired in that same spot! Huzzah! Finally, I am having a port installed on my chest so they can administer chemotherapy easily. It's like the heart plug on Dune. I am so excited to have Baron Harkonnen pull my plug out and watch as I slowly die!
I met my oncologist today. He seemed very nice and maybe a bit by the book. It's always fun to stand naked in front of someone. I just love it when they are complete strangers. Maybe that will be our icebreaker and things will go smoothly from now on!
It was so incredibly hot to me in his office that I had to be wheeled out in a wheelchair. Which totally sucked. I was sweating like crazy so I came home and crashed. Here I sit four hours later dripping into the floor. I hope my next visit will be less stressful.
So I am quickly coming to the realization that corresponding personally with everyone will slowly drive me insane. I will endeavor to communicate the large scale announcements here on this blog.
With that in mind, today's announcement hopefully clarifies what type of cancer I have. You might have noticed the clue in my pithy title. It seems that cancer has attacked my left testicle with great alacrity. I will be having surgery most likely next Wednesday, due to the complexities of acquiring a general surgeon to fix a nearby hernia at the same time.
I will also be meeting with my oncologist tomorrow. Hopefully he will be able to quickly prescribe a course of treatment and I can start fighting this thing.
We were kind of hoping for testicular cancer diagnosis because of its relative ease to treat. Most sites give some pretty high numbers for successful remission.