Sorry, I should have posted an update a while ago.
For those who haven't heard, Kuato has officially kicked my ass. The doctors couldn't remove the tumor, as there was not one, but six of them, and they were all in love with some major organs of mine. They took enough to verify that the cancer is indeed Leiomyosarcoma.
So, I'm at Mike's and Lorrie's, vegging out and slowly getting better. The doctors were unable to do much when then performed the surgery, which sucks beyond belief, but makes the recouperating easier. My main complaints are constipation and very, VERY swollen legs.
I'll be staying here for the next three weeks or so. Then I have NO idea what's happening next. Since we know now that this is inoperable, my options are a bit limited. I'll be working on getting an oncologist this week, and a general physician. I'll probably go back to work, perhaps in Tucson, perhaps in Phoenix, as a position with Sonus just opened up here.
My further care depends on whether chemo is an option for buying more time, or if the best course of action is to go for comfort and just ride the wave as long as I've got. I'll let you know how those discussions go.
I can't believe the outpouring of love and generocity you have given me through all this. You have no idea how much it has meant to me. Thank you.