Survey says…

I spoke with Dr. Cameron this afternoon.  He remains a pompous ass (much like many surgeons), but he is a pompous ass who has completed more Whipple Procedures than any other surgeon in the world (at least according to him).  After reviewing the 3D CT scans, Dr. Cameron said I was a candidate for surgery and he gives it a 50/50 chance of success (meaning getting all of the tumor).

So that is good news.  Now both surgeons are in agreement about treatment and the decision is where to have the procedure.  As I did with Dr. Sarmiento, I will make an appointment for surgery with Dr. Cameron tomorrow morning.  I then have to check with my insurance about issues surrounding having the surgery in Baltimore and follow-up care in Atlanta.  Also, I have an appointment with my oncologist, Dr. Kauh, on Monday to discuss options.

I have some pretty big decisions to make over the next couple of days; ones that quite literally can affect the rest of my life and the lives of my family.  This whole getting older and being a grown-up sucks sometimes.

Merle

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