As you might imagine, today’s post does not have a picture. David’s dad and brother both have pre- and post-op pictures but I don’t so this one is photoless.
Today. Was a very long day. It started bright and ugly at 7:30 and is still going because I have homework to do. After what felt lengthy but was most certainly a totally normal pre-op procedure, David was whisked away for his roughly three hour operation. The wonderful Dr.Shapiro pulled out a massive tumor and thankfully got the entire free-floating bastard. His tumor is now on its way to be a part of science and be studied. Hopefully someone will be able to benefit from this. Hopefully David’s ridiculous tumor can help save another life somehow, if even in some small indirect way.
This has been quite a summer and this ordeal is far from over. David still has radiation treatment for a while and then the milestones every cancer patient dreams of – 1 year, 5 years. These are far off but thanks to the doctors at the NYU Langone Medical Center, these are much more tangible dreams than they might have been if David had received care elsewhere. We are not out of the woods yet but we’re hanging on the outskirts playing with some bunny rabbits and other woodland creatures. They’re telling us stories, we’re giving them carrots. It’s lovely.
But I digress. The point is – today was a long day. A long, awesome day. I am so grateful for all of the beautiful people in David’s life; family, friends, hospital staff. You are all so fantastic and you have helped to keep his spirits lifted. Don’t stop being awesome. Ever. I love you.