So surgery went relatively smoothly; they were able to do it laproscopically, but they did have to put another less icky drain in my side. It will come out in a few days though.
Although we were pleased with how the surgery went, Laurie, my mother and I were not as pleased with the actual surgeon. When we met with him to discuss the plan for the surgery and chemo afterward, we presented him with a plan that consisted of starting my final round of chemo a week after the surgery. He agreed to this. I have witnesses. He said that there would be no problem with this plan, so Laurie and my mother proceeded to make reservations at a hotel near Clark University for when I am neutropenic. These reservations are non-refundable.
After the surgery was completed, the surgeon denied having approved our plan and made it very clear that I would not be recieving chemo before I start college. As I told Laurie later, it seems that this surgeon has a very selective memory.
We may have to pull the "cancer card" to undo the hotel reservations, and I am considering filing a complaint. This will NOT spoil my chances of going to college, but it does complicate things a little and will make school harder, as I will have to either miss classes or take them in the hospital through my computer.
All that being said, I am quickly recovering from surgery (sleeping through most of the recovery because the vicodin they put me on knocks me out) and I should be back to normal, minus a gall bladder, quickly.