Well, that was anti-climactic…
Today Alex was scheduled to have surgery to remove the cancer on his nose. We were all ready to go, he was in the operating theatre, and the surgeon was about to cut, when the doctor changed her mind and decided that the tumor was larger than we had believed. This means that the scarring would be pretty severe, and she felt that it would be too disfiguring to proceed. So instead, he’s been referred for radio-therapy, which is what they call radiation over here.
It’s kind of a bummer because we were both ready to get this over with, but on the other hand I think it’s a good decision if it means he won’t look like Omar (from the Wire).
Thanks for all the well-wishes! We appreciate it!