Unfortunately, the results have come back positive for infiltrating ductal carcinoma. It's the most common type of cancer. I'm going in for a lumpectomy in the morning and won't know stage or anything more until the end of the week. I'm still hopeful that we caught it early enough that it has not had a chance to spread, and so should you be, also.
I have pulled my paper for the International Medieval Congress, which clearly I am not going to get done in time at this point. I still plan to go to the conference and to preside over my session.
I am not even thinking about the doctoral program until I have a clearer and more firm prognosis.
Hang on - just when you thought things were winding down, this blog's about to get a lot more interesting. Let's all hope for a happy ending.