Of course, that was followed up with some not so good news (ain’t that always the case?). The margins of the surgery fell below what the surgeon wanted. Instead of 5mm all around, one part came back at only 2mm. He knows exactly where the spot is and wants to go back in. If Hubby doesn’t want more surgery, then he’d have to have radiation on that spot. Surgery may very well mean no radiation at all. So, Hubby took that chance and said, “Go for it.”
Surgery is set for Monday, April 18. Should be an outpatient kind, so he won’t need to spend the night. And the doctor doesn’t think it will set Hubby back very far in his healing (probably because Hubby is still using the feeding tube for most of his nutrition).
It’s a pain, but hopefully the last of it. It’s nice to know, though, that chemotherapy is out. Now we want radiation out, too. I’m thinking it will be (after the surgery). Gotta keep those positive thoughts!!
Yesterday was a quiet day for a change. Not that I wanted it THAT quiet. I went to turn on Big Red and it wouldn’t boot up. At all. I e-mailed Dell. Again. Told them I wanted it replaced. Again. While I waited for their call, I read because I didn’t feel like pulling out Tasha Yar. Again. But then I finished the book and wanted to record the read (and maybe do some more revisions to Ghostly Interlude), so out came Tasha Yar. Again.
Dell called while I was updating my reading page. Had us remove the hard drive and then put it back in. Big Red still indicated that no hard drive was installed. I was so ready to let them have it if they told me it needed a new hard drive. Instead…
Dell’s going to replace the mother board. Gee… I think we asked them to do that awhile ago. Hubby said it’s the next step and we have to be patient (which was funny coming from the most impatient person I know). I just wish it didn’t take Dell a mile of steps to figure it out!
So now I’m back on Tasha Yar for a week or so. Again. I’m so glad I backed up Big Red on the 12th. I wasn’t home very much during the day on the 13th and there was this hockey game on at night and I barely used the computer, so I didn’t lose any data. Whew! Dodged a bullet there, huh?
I’ll say one good thing about Big Red and Dell: They’re giving me something to BLOG about! J
So… Going to any concerts this year? Hubby and I have tickets to see: The Monkees (only Mickey and Peter), Abba Concert (not featuring the actual group Abba), The Go-Gos, and The Dixie Chicks. We’ve been lucky if we go to one concert in a year. This year lots of interesting ones have been popping up. It might have something to do with the new music center in town (although we’re seeing The Dixie Chicks near
Have a great weekend!