Oh no, I'm so sorry that you have cancer. What a terrible thing for you to go through.
Yes, I was very fortunate to end up with Dr. Heine. He is very well respected around the city in the health profession. You got the doctor with a personality though. On the days Dr. Heine wasn't in to do rounds Dr. J stopped in to see me and he is such a nice man, very friendly. You could hear him chatting with his patients from down the hall. Dr. H? Not so chatty.
I also had my surgery at PLC and you will be in Unit 42. The staff there was fantastic. I mean it, they couldn't have been nicer. Out of 40+ staff there was one assistant that was a bit of an old bag but the rest were so good to me. The ETs are wonderful. I have been in to see them a few different times since leaving the hospital and they're very helpful. Even the anesthesiologist was very nice. He came and talked to me before I went into the OR and asked me which option I preferred, etc. I told him to give me whatever he'd choose for himself so I got the epidural. He did a way better job than the one I got when my daughter was born!
There is no way I could have gone to a wedding at two weeks but I was done through the ER, on prednisone, very sick, and was in the hospital for 14 days, a very different situation. I also had open surgery and it looks like you might be done via lap? I don't know what the recovery for a lap is. I couldn't have handled a wedding even at four weeks post op. If you're being closed up will it hurt to sit for that long? This would be a good question for someone who had a lap and was closed.
I don't know when you're going back to the mountains (lucky you!) but if you want to meet up to have a coffee at Tim's or in a food court somewhere to commiserate or pick my brain I'll give you my email address. I know it's scary to have this coming up but I promise, it really isn't the end of the world -- it just feels like it. With every day that passes it gets easier to deal with.