Looking forward to the surgery

Notes on week 938

With these weeknotes I publicly track and archive my work (and life).

As you may already know, a growth was recently discovered in my left kidney. It’s likely cancer, and even if it’s not, it has to be removed. This week I got some new test results and it still seems like whatever the 75 mm ball in my kidney is, it really hasn’t spread (the CT scan of my lungs came up clean). So come Wednesday, January 11th, I will be in surgery. The doctors will remove the growth, trying to save the rest of the kidney. I’ve been told I’ll be in the hospital for 5 to 10 days.

This week I had a bit of a tour through the hospital, talking to a few people in the healthcare chain. Which gave me a sense of control over the whole situation. I mean, I don’t really have a clue of what’s coming and how bad I’ll feel, but I still felt empowered. In a way I can’t explain entirely, I started looking forward to the surgery a little bit.

I don’t know exactly how long I’ll drop off the map, so this week I tried to get my work in the kind of state that’d allow me to be away for a while. One biggie is that I finished the Antegods comic for Codeglue, tweaking the lettering and doing some clean-up of the pages. I was at Two Tribes for two days, working on the next RIVE update, and marketing beyond that.

Average step count per day: 7.957
Average staircase count per day: 11
Average sleep per night: 7:02
Average weight: 87,1