Today’s surgery went the “best-case” route.
The existing tumor, now a wimpy 2cm from this summer’s chemo, was removed and there was no evidence of any additional disease.
This means there was no need for HIPEC, aka heated intraperitoneal chemo, aka mother-of-all-surgeries (MOAS).
Prior to surgery, patient and doc agreed that if the surgery was “clean”, then patient did not want to undergo a “nice-to-have” HIPEC. This means a less time in the hospital recovering and minimal complications.
Next stop for my lucky t-shirt? Vegas.