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Re: New here, pathology report questions

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      Thank you Dian and Kevin and everybody.  I saw the surgeon today and it's exactly what you say.  I will have a WLE (whole new language, isn't it? 🙂 and he'll do the SNB too.  (I'll have some cool new scars to add to my collection.)  Then we take it from there.  I also have to have a chest x-ray, blood work, and other stuff that I can't remember right now because my head is spinning a bit.  But it's a great relief to have a course of action! 

      I recorded the whole visit (with my doctor's permission of course) so I can go over it again and take some notes.  But I guess this will all happen in the next couple of weeks. 

      I asked the doctor how much time I could take off from work and he said "as much as you want".  So there are some plus sides to all this. 

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