So, Sunday was a fun day with my family. We visited Pike’s Place Market and took the ferry to Bremerton, .
Monday was my MRI and CT scan, followed by a visit to Snoqualmie Falls, a pleasant drive around North Bend, and had a great dinner at Claim Jumper in Redmond.
Today was a day full of pre-surgery appointments. It was an interesting day because I found out when they remove a large circle of skull for my surgery, they have no intention of putting it back. They are instead planning to replace it with a titanium plate. I’m all kinds of curious about that whole plan.
Later today is my angiogram, which will involve them putting me to sleep so they can run a camera through my arteries and discover whether the tumor has any blood supply they should cut off. If so, they will embolize those vessels to prevent unnecessary bleeding during Friday’s surgery. If the angiogram finds no vessels that need embolization, I’ll go home on Thursday and return on Friday morning for the big day. If embolization is necessary, they’ll probably keep me until the surgery.
I don’t know whether to be excited or anxious. A little of both, I suppose. Mostly excited, though. I hate to wait for things.