Thank you for replying - there's a lot to think about for sure. I wanted to go to MA (from Vermont), a few days early to spend time with my son and his wife who live approx. 30 mins. south of Boston, and wasn't sure how much time I'd need for pre-op and also family time (a walk on the beach, dinner out) things like that to keep me as preoccupied as possible the days before surgery (Feb 10th). I had to admit, it already consumes my mind most of the day now and it's still a month out
I will have Barker also, but McKenna will be the ENT - I think he's awesome. I did meet Dr. Lee, but I had met McKenna 7 yrs. prior (when diagnosed), and immediately liked him!! I've also heard very good things about Barker - although they say he has no bedside manner, I hear he is very good at what he does, and that's what I need for this surgery.
Anyway, New girl - thank you for giving me the information I was looking for, I hope everything went well with your surgery? How long were you in the neurosurgery wing post op? They told me I would probably be in ICU for 3 days and the hospital for 10! Probably because of my history of "bloodclots and coumadin" - it complicates this a little more for sure.