I have been cleared for surgery this Friday, 12/26 at Mercy Medical Center. I was worried the flu might delay it. 
Please say a prayer for a good outcome and a quick recovery.  

Update 12/26-

I got out of surgery. Everything went smoothly. No lymphnodes were taken. 
I am relaxing in my room and will be staying overnight at the hospital.


Update 12/27-

 I was discharged from the hospital today. Thank you to my outstanding surgical team headed by Dr Neil Friedman. Another big thank you to the wonderful care I received pre- and post- surgery at Mercy Medical Center. Last, but certainly not least, thank you for the many prayers and well wishes whose warmth and power helped me and my medical team have a very positive outcome. It's great to have you on my side. Thank you.