It didn't take much to persuade Dr. Prince Clivus to operate sooner. Yesterday morning, his nurse called and told me the clivus scraping will be first thing in the morning, Wednesday, March 28. I thanked profusely and assured her that I will be happy to go to the back of the line next time I have a tumor.
Honestly, I feel a little sheepish about this. Did someone else's surgery get put off? I know the reason was to allow me to start stroke prevention meds as quickly as possible, but how high, really, is my stroke risk over two weeks, and how many neurosurgeries are not, in some way, urgent? It's not like this guy does boob jobs. And, did you know that Blogspot's spellchecker does not recognize 'clivus'? What a bunch of slackers!