Oh my gosh, Lady Fog, I am SO SORRY! What a nightmare you're dealing with. I guess the old adage is true... "When it rains, it pours."
Maybe you could put a little side note in your jury letter saying, "By the way, I also have a giant tumor growing out of my neck... it isn't pretty." (exaggerate some)
Seriously though, they have to excuse you from jury duty solely based on your medical records. It just seems silly you have to work this hard. My heart goes out to you, dear.
As for your tumor... (((((((Lady Fog))))))) I don't even know what to say. I wonder if the growth has something to do with stress. I wish you a quick and painless surgery. AND, I wish you winning lottery numbers!
Boy, it's amazing how much we've spent on medical care, isn't it? I have a giant folder in my files overflowing with medical receipts and papers. I wish we had a better system.
GOOD LUCK to you!!!!