• Am I crazy to be looking forward to surgery next week?

    Asked by Peroll on Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Am I crazy to be looking forward to surgery next week?

    Next Wednesday I have surgery to remove the tumor in my right adrenal gland. I am actually looking forward to this surgery more so than any others. Am I crazy?

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • Harry's Avatar

      Nah. You want to beat this thing. If surgery is the way to beat it, then bring it on. :-)

      Seriously, I thought a bit like that when I went in for chemo. I wanted to get the chemo and knock back my WM. I did it, too. I could have done without the trip to the emergency room, but WM is back in its cage and the next time I have to fight it I will have new weapons.

      over 8 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I agree with Harry!! If this gets it done, you should be looking forward to it. Good Luck with your surgery!!!

      over 8 years ago
    • myb's Avatar

      I looked forward to surgery to just get the cancer out of me. Thought positively about pathology report coming back saying not in lymph nodes, until I got the news. Then I looked forward to chemo to end those bad cells in my body. Now I look forward to my 3 month tests and checkup with my oncologist to remain cancer free. Take each day, and you'll get there too! Hopefully faster then me!

      over 8 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I agree with the others! The hardest part about cancer is all the waiting we have to do: waiting for results, waiting for surgery dates, etc. Now that you know what you are going to fight, you want to jump into the ring! Great attitude! Best of luck on your surgery, Peroll.

      over 8 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Get rid of that stinker. The sooner the better. Good luck.

      over 8 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I looked forward to mine as well, because it was the first step in beating cancer.

      over 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      No. I remember when i was told I would need nephtectomy (Nov 6 1995). "I said take me now" - my surgeon said, not so fast, and scheduled me for Nov 22 - he wanted to do pre-op testing and scans as well as saving several pints of blood. The wait was awful, - I was scared, etc but so ready for the surgery - The waiting, the uncertainty, my life on hold, etc.

      over 8 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar

      I agree with the others. Its a step you need to take to move forward and get you closer to the end of the process. And given that you have been through surgery before, there is probably less general anxiety about the procedures. Good luck to you!

      over 8 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      Bugger be gone! I didn't invite it, I didn't want it...I just wanted it gone! A step closer to kicking its a$$! Keep up that positive attitude!

      over 8 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      Crazy... He.. no..... I remember being so anxious to get that cancer gone - out of my body... Good bye.... See you never!!!!
      Okay... so the possibility does exist that.... We're both crazy!

      over 8 years ago
    • natte's Avatar

      My mom got her cancer treatment. In Seattle, great doctors, I would want the surgery
      as soon as possible, you are in good hands.

      over 8 years ago
    • JudyS's Avatar

      I think it's a healthy and positive reaction. When I was diagnosed with cancer, all I wanted to do was see the surgeon and get it out of me as quickly as possible. It's hard to sit by and wait. Being proactive and taking the necessary steps means we are involved in our healing process. All of my best wishes and blessing for a healthy and quick recovery

      over 8 years ago

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