Out of the Scary Land of the Unknown
Now that I know what I'm dealing with, it is ok to ask me about how I'm doing. I forgot to mention that. I came out of the Scary Land of the Unknown a few weeks ago when my surgeon followed up.
My hunch that "this isn't anything to worry about" was true. I am having surgery on July 19th. It is a relatively minor surgery, so I'll be out the same day. I have a high degree of confidence in the surgeon, the risks of the operation are very low, so I am not very concerned. My parents are coming into town because they worry too much (because they are parents). It will be nice to see them and have a couple of days off, especially since their last trip to NYC was cut short.