So.... this is actually great news! It means that I am stage 3 rather than 4, and because of the location of the node I will definitely be having surgery. I've never been so happy to be told they may be cracking a rib or 2. Your perspective changes a lot when dealing with these things! By the end of the week we'll be developing a schedule which will involve flying back to Tampa and going through recovery there. We don't know yet how long I'll be out of commission, but we plan to keep the business open and just be honest with people in terms of what we can do and what we can't where deadlines are involved. So far so good.
Thanks again for all the notes of support and love. They mean a lot.
R + D
Here are a couple photos of my cheering squad. They've kept me smiling these last weeks, and since it's my blog I get to post little bits of eye candy...