10/16/06 No News is Good News: Surgery is ON!

Family and Friends,

We did NOT hear from the surgeon today. This means that the biopsies of the lymph nodes taken on Friday showed no signs of cancer. It sounds funny to get excited about, but...

YIPEEEEEEE! I get to have surgery this Tuesday!

I'll check in to Providence Portland Medical Center at 9:30. The surgeon will operate at about 12:30 or 1:00. I'll be in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit for about one and a half days (this is standard), then transfer to the respiratory unit. I was told to expect to be in the hospital 4-5 days, or maybe a little less.

That's all the news until Genevieve updates you after the surgery.

Love to you all,

Dann and Genevieve