Feeling somewhat better now. Just back from talking with the head of the neurosurgery clinic. It appears that the operation itself is no big deal, routine so to speak (see below).
Problem is, they don’t really know what it is.
On the positive side, however, the tumour seems to be well-defined and therefore easier to remove. We’ll have to wait and see.
Tomorrow I’ll go to hospital for some more tests and preparation, but thankfully they let me spend the weekend at home. Operation is scheduled Monday morning and will last 4 hours if all goes well. A circular piece of my skull will be removed with a drill, the tumour surgically removed (it is close to the surface, so it should be easy access (according the the surgeon). Then the piece of skull will be stapled (yes, stapled) back into place with a few titanium staples. If all goes well, my first post-op post should be on-line Tuesday.
Same time, the pathologists will start with the analysis of the tumour. Once we know what it is, a course of action can be taken.
Heck, this is an emotional rollercoaster, I’m really grateful for the support I get from my family and friends!