I’ve been starting to get a little nervous about the surgery on Friday. The needles, the procedure, the pain, etc.
And then in the mail I get a pre-op form to fill out. Included with this was a pamphlet from United Hospital called Patient Guide for Surgery. It states:
Surgery Date: 9/7/07
Surgeon: Dr. Sanan
Arrival Time: 10:00 AM at Breast Center
Procedure: Right sentinel node biopsy, Right mastectomy
Procedure Time: 12:30 PM
Ummm…………my cancer is in my LEFT breast.
This mailing definitely didn’t help my nerves. Do I actually need to mark with a Sharpie where my cancer is located?