Good evening! I’ve arrived in Omaha had a few test on Friday in preparation for my surgery on Tuesday, January 14. My oncologist Dr. Rigden and my surgeon Dr. Foster have prepared me for the second surgery by completing 12 rounds of chemo; hopefully the CT will show that I have no new growth and that the cancer is under control. This surgery is going to be quite busy. I’ll have a total of four surgeons who will operate on me. Dr. Foster my surgeon, then a vascular surgeon to repair my diaphragm after the cancer has been removed, then a plastic surgeon to close up my chest cavity and then I will have a urologist place a stent into my kidney. One of my kidneys is failing because of blockage, hopefully the stent will open that back up. Just like last time the surgery will also take 12 weeks of recovery. I should be in Omaha less than a month and then return home and then before I go back to work in April I’ll come see Dr. Foster to make sure that my body is healing properly and what is our next steps!! Jordan brought me up to Omaha, My mom, my sister, and my brother Dale joined us today. Christian is already here and join us all for dinner at the Hope Lodge this evening, we had tacos that were made by a group of high school student that donated their Sunday to cook dinner for the entire Lodge. My friend Angie will be joining us tomorrow. On surgery day Lisa will be updating everyone Facebook and Angie will be updating everyone on this site, PostHope.