The weekend before my surgery, Queensland went into lockdown because of COVID-19.
I sent one of my care team a text message to make sure my surgery was still on, and she answered me on a Sunday to say it was all systems go for the next day as it wasn’t an elective surgery. I stayed overnight in the hospital and went home a little sore, but mostly fine.
Unfortunately, the clearance for one of the margins was not satisfactory, so I needed to go back in for a second surgery to ensure that everything was okay. I probably felt worse after the second surgery, as recovering from two lots of anaesthesia in one week took a bit longer.
I found out the cancer was not in my lymph nodes (yay!) and was booked to see a radiation oncologist, Dr Dominic Lunn, at Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast Private a week later to discuss my radiation therapy treatment.