Long Awaited Surgery Finally Scheduled
Long Awaited Surgery Is Finally Scheduled
After the surgeon’s consult in July, it took a few weeks to schedule the MRI, then another few weeks to get the results. The next step was a consultation with the neuro surgeon which was the end of August. Rich and I were at our grandson’s wedding in Vermont so right after the Sunday evening wedding, we scooted over to Ohio to be with Alex for the Monday afternoon consult. What we heard was what the lung surgeon suspected and what we didn’t want to hear. The 4″ diameter tumor had infiltrated into Alexandra’s spine from T-1 to T-5 and was compressing her spinal cord. This surgeon explained everything in a way that we could understand and then showed the MRI and pointed out how the tumor get into the spinal column through the little holes where the nerves come out of the spine.
The next step was for the surgeons to consult with each other to plan the surgery strategy and get everyone coordinated at the same time. It seems like forever since Alex was first diagnosed with this tumor back in May but her surgery is finally scheduled for November 2nd. Rich and I will be going up to be with Alexandra through the surgery and recovery.