Five and a half hours ago, bladder cancer surgery was finished. The surgeon was pleased with it. He was able to apply some chemo to the site which might help prevent recurrence. He says the cancer is low grade type but does tend to recur often.
Everyone was well versed in the octreotide protocol, which they called the Woltering Protocol. No carcinoid crisis happened so far but they will monitor me through the night. The pain is well managed. I am in an intermediate care unit. That’s one step down from intensive care.
In two hours the nurse says that I will be taking a walk and I feel good with that! I will be taking a nap now to be ready.
EDIT: July 30, 10:00 am, Being discharged!