Today's news was not what I, nor any of us, had hoped for.
Before surgery can be considered, I will need other treatment. I am meeting with a radiation oncologist tomorrow, and the medical oncologist on Monday. At least the waiting is over, and we know.
I am not sure that there is a way to prepare for bad news. It is still inconceivable to me that I am in this place. I am shaken, temporarily. I know that I must remain positive, so I will work through the disbelief, and fear, so that I can face what lies ahead.
I suppose it can't hurt to keep those prayers coming.