Monday, August 25, 2008

It's a go!!!

I had my appointment with Dr. George Vilos in London today. I was really anxious about this one as he was to decide whether or not I'm a candidate for laporoscopic surgery because of a large abdominal scar I have from liver surgery back in 1992.

After a very thorough adominal exam, followed by a vaginal exam, he says he can do it! YIPPEE!!!!! I am thrilled to say the least. I didn't want to have an abdominal hysterectomy as that may interfere with my planned DIEP breast reconstruction surgery and would be a much longer recovery time.

Before I left his office, he had me sign a consent form for a Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) with Bilateral Salpingo-Oopherectomy (BSO). He said I would be scheduled for October or November. That's quick! He said if I have any questions or concerns, not to hesitate to call him. He said his secretary will be calling about dates, etc.

I really liked Dr. Vilos...he was very nice and put me at ease right away. He had a great sense of humour and made a few jokes that really relaxed me.

Dr. George Vilos

Now I wait patiently for that phone call from his secretary!


Tina said...

Great news!! So happy that everything is a go for you! :)

Maria said...

Great news Shari. Let me know when it is scheduled. Also if we can help at all while you are here please let us know.

Tracey and Mike said...

A relief. Let's get this all over with so you can get your life back.

Love you sis. xo