Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tumor Willis & any Annoying Sister-- BE GONE

04-20-2011. Surgery schedule. 2nd pituitary surgery.

MD Anderson Cancer Center with IMCC (neurosurgeon Ian McCutcheon)

********* 3:00 am. i wake up, shower, last minute packing

4:15 am. I leave house to go to hospital 5:15 am. I report to admissions; prepped for surgery. 7:30 am. Surgery begins. Neurosurgeon starts real work. Surgery will take 3.5-4 hours. 11:30a-12:30 p. Neurosurgeon comes out to talk to family, once he knows I am stable and ok in recovery. I will be in recovery for 3-5 hrs until they release me. 4-6 pm. If ok, i'll be released to my private patient room. I am tired but extremely calm. I was at MD anderson today from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm. However, I've been waiting for this second surgery since October 2009. It is time. I don't know how I lasted 18 more months with this blasted disease! I am ready.

Gonna try to squeak out 4 hours of sleep.
Good night, everyone!
See you on the other side of Cushing's.

P.S. Please forgive typos. I'm exhausted.