Here's what we know that we didn't know: We got a more detailed picture of the upside-down elephant.
Gone is the A-B-C-D-F and newly indicated are lymph nodes and potential cancerlings and some sort of calcium delivery system things. (Cancerlings. Okay yeah I made that up. Like tiny, tiny bits o'cancer that are the real reason they have to take out the whole thing.) Those long purple swoops are some sort of connection to your voice box and there's a risk that your voice could change but from what the doctor said, it doesn't seem like The Most Horrible Surgery Known To Man. There's a whole lotta tests-of course-that have to happen before early May which is when they're shooting to get it all done.
We have completely bonded with Dottie. She's the scheduler. Today she's promised to try and book all these tests AND clean up after my insurance company. No small feat. Funny who ends up being the celebrities in your life, right?