So this is just an update. No surgery yesterday. Fluid taken off means I have more breathability again today and in some ways feel much better anyway.
I had more tests to try and determine what a whole bunch of new swollen glands in my lower abdomen mean. I have a meeting with my PCP, my oncologist and my counselor on Tuesday.
Does this mean I will have clear answers and a definite plan then, well no. As anybody who has ever dealt with modern medicine in more than a cursory way knows, nothing is ever simple.
Thanks you all for helping and loving me and supporting me through 2014. I will get back to happier stuff again soon, one way or another.