And, for the worst possible time, I might add. I will be having my surgery on June 8th, the last week of school for the year.
While this surgery isn't as intense as the first one, I will need a drain, and so I'll need a week recovery time, unless I want to walk around a middle school with bloody bulbs swinging out from under my clothes.
This means an unpaid week off of work. My surgical choices consisted of a date either this year or next school year, and I decided that this year was already shot, so I might as well get it over with. I can recover, get used to my new and not-improved body, and start the year with cancer mostly behind me. Next year, I will just have herceptin every three weeks and a couple of minor revisions (and nipples and tattooing if I choose to do it) that I can schedule whenever.
I'll continue to work several weeks after the students are out, but there are things due the week I'm gone so it's going to be a struggle to accomplish everything in advance.
But, I'll manage.