Topic: surgery scheduled - advice?
Dear CC family: after four cycles of gem/cis and tons of tumor death and shrinkage, we are skipping the y-90 and going straight to surgery on the 31st of this month. Yay! (after several docs said never operable...) I am crazy about my team of Dr. Abby Seigel (onc) and Dr. Kato (surg) up at Columbia. But anyway, I need advice. What is surgery like? How long a recovery? anything to think about before and after? How many days in the hospital? I figure they'll tell me things closer to the date, but you guys are so great at filling in the blanks on this stuff. Any advice docs won't give me?