Friday, August 14, 2009

Here we are in Houston. This is a huge hospital, but very well organized and everyone we have had contact with has been very nice and caring. We checked in Wednesday morning at 8:00, met with the surgeon, and had a bunch of tests. An EKG, blood panel, chest x-ray, pulmonary function test, and a CT scan. There had been a power outage earlier in the day so there was a huge backlog in the CT area and we didn't get out of the hospital until after 8:00 PM. I had a PET scan yesterday afternoon and met with an anesthesiologist this morning.

There has been a change in my scheduled appointments for Monday. Instead of having an endoscopy in the GI clinic the surgeon is going to do the endoscopy himself with ultrasound. In addition he is going to do a laproscopic procedure to biopsy a spot on my left lung. If that biopsy turns out to be metastisis then there will be no further surgery. If it is negative then the esophogectomy will be scheduled as soon as possible. We will meet with the surgeon again on Wednesday 8/19 and all will be clarified at that time.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping us up to date, Don! We're hoping and praying for the best results from your test. Let us know what they find.

    best wishes,