So, we have surgery scheduled for 2pm on 2/22 - Speaking with the surgeon it could be a very short surgery, as in 'What a mess! There is nothing I can do with this!' in which case they sew me back up, send me home and we look at long term chemo solutions or the like to contain the tumor; or it might be nice and easy and maybe a little bit longer where he just reaches in and picks up the dead ugly thing and we are finally rid of it; or it can be a long and drawn out surgery where he is really challenged to remove, repair and replace things like the aorta and veins.
Whatever the outcome, we could not be better prepared physically, mentally, spiritually or medically to deal with it. Exciting stuff . . .