I’ll be talking about this some more tomorrow, but I’m having my liver resected for the second time this coming Tuesday. Flying home from Readercon today, going on a liquid diet tomorrow (along with bowel prep) and rolling in to the hospital probably very early Tuesday for a morning surgery. Among other delights, I’ll be on IV feeding for several day, then back on a liquid diet for a while, so after today, no solid food for me.
I’ll be offline probably for close to a week, depending on how long it takes my brain to come back to usefulness from the anesthesia and the post-operative pain medications. I’ll try to have someone post status updates on the surgery and any significant post-operative events, but as that will be out of my control, I make no promises.
The funny thing is I am oddly cheerful about the impending medical festivities. I don’t feel intimidated or freaked out. Which just goes to show that after three previous rounds of cancer surgery, a person really can get used to anything.