“Hi Heather, This is Sandra from Dr. Hwang’s office at the Breast Care Center.”
“So you’ve got a date for the re-excision? To clean up that one margin from the lumpectomy?”
“Yes,” Sandra says. “We’ve managed to change to an earlier date as you requested. Your surgery will be March 8, at 2:30. I’ll send you some paperwork to confirm. You’ll need to come in the Friday before for blood work and the other surgery ‘Prepare’ appointments. Can you be at the hospital at 8 a.m.?”
“Sure,” I say out loud.
Inside, I think, “Ugh. 8 a.m.! Why do surgeons and executives love early morning appointments so much?”
I’m just beginning to feel like myself, post-chemo. Now begins the countdown for surgery number 2.