This may sound very basic; always ask to have your initial treatment or surgery moved up in case of a cancellation. When I was given November 2nd as my surgery date, I asked to be moved up if there were any cancellations. The reply was that it “Rarely happens.” Sure enough I got the call today for surgery on October 12th due to a cancellation.
On my part, I quit taking my daily aspirin to be ready; no aspirin two weeks prior to surgery was the instructions.
Although this was very much in my favor, since it has been five months since my biopsy, my stomach sunk. This really takes more courage than anything else I can remember doing including joining the Marine Corps.