Thankfully I was able to move up the appointment with the surgeon. That is the good news. The bad news is that I will be having surgery on Monday to remove the 3 cm oblong shaped lump in my groin. The Dr. will then biopsy the lump and get back with me in 3-6 days with the results.
He also found another lump under my armpit. He acknowledged it but didn’t say if it was cause for concern. I was too dumbfounded to ask. I guess right now the larger one is the main concern and if it’s clear we’ll address the other one afterwards.
I’m sorry I didn’t give many more details before. I didn’t want to worry anyone until I knew if this was a real possibility. I guess I know now and frankly, I’m scared out of my wits. Thank you all for hanging in there with me through this very difficult time.
The illness is hanging with me. I’m going in for more testing between now and April 4th to see how bad it really is. I’ll keep in touch, but slower than I would like because I have so little energy lately.
On a different note: Visa has finally come forward saying that they had nothing to do with PayPal’s decision (supposedly forced by the credit card companies…. the same companies that pay for porn everywhere) to suddenly censor the content on SmashWords where rape or bestiality or incest… obviously targeting authors of erotica.
Discover and MasterCard have yet to come forward, but I think PayPal is hiding behind a lie.
Thankfully today PayPal has reversed some of their requirements. The latest update can be found at http://www.SmashWords.com/press/release/32.
A big thanks to SmashWords for holding out for a solution that didn’t involve blatant censorship!