Project #SaveTheBooby: Marco…Polo…

There’s exciting stuff happening today for Project #SaveTheBooby! My left breast has gone bionic(ish) with something called the SAVI Scout. To read all the science-y coolness you can click here, but I’ll still give you the scoop here, in case you don’t have time to read the article.

Summary: The SAVI lets the doctor play Marco Polo with my (very tiny, well-behaved) tumor.

Can you see the scene in my head?

Very Dignified Doctor: “Let’s do this.”

Tiny Tumor: “HUZZAH!”

SAVI Scout: “I’m ready.”

[Everyone lines up in the surgical theater.]

Very Dignified Doctor: “Marco?”

SAVI: “Polo!”

I’m sure it doesn’t happen exactly that way, but that’s the way I see it, and it definitely provides some entertaining comic relief from cancer.

[ICYMI yesterday’s post gave you the scoop on Project #SaveTheBooby (and a really fascinating look at the mating dance of the blue-footed booby bird).]

Back to the SAVI…

It basically helps the doctor find the fastest, least invasive, most complete way to remove the tumor. They put it in today so when the doctor does the surgery tomorrow, he has a computer telling him the best way to get to the tumor and beeping at him if he goes astray.

I wonder if I’m going to dream about the beep beep beep beep that I will hear during surgery, where the SAVI is saying “I said ‘GO LEFT!'” Basically, for the two-hour surgery, the SAVI will be micromanaging my very wonderful surgeon.

I’ll catch y’all on the flipside when I am cancer free (hopefully).

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

~ Jenny

Note: On the “getting an A+ in cancer” side of things, all 79 of the genetic cancer markers I was tested for came back negative. I am the luckiest freaking gal on the block.

About Jenny Hansen

Avid seeker of "more"...More words, more creativity, More Cowbell! An extrovert who's terribly fond of silliness. Founding blogger at Writers In The Storm ( Write on!
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5 Responses to Project #SaveTheBooby: Marco…Polo…

  1. Kelly Byrne says:

    I hope you’ll relay Marco Polo to your doctor tomorrow and I hope he or she has the right kind of sense of humor to appreciate it and play. 😉 On another note: technology is pretty great sometimes. I hope it’s a quick and easy game and the well-behaving tumor continues its streak and gets the hell out free and clear. Big hugs. You got this.

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  2. Well, good for you. You and I are indeed lucky when it comes to the cancer diagnosis. If you have to get it, which we both apparently did, we got the best possible outcome. My procedure did not involve the SAVI, but they did find the tumor right away via ultrasound. They actually got most of the tumor out just doing the biopsy.

    Here’s hoping and praying everything goes fine during surgery and you are up and running very soon. Be kind to yourself and be patient with recovery. It’s going to take awhile. Let me just say, scar tissue is a bitch so do what you can to prevent the build up from the get-go.

    Hugs to you. Merry Christmas.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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  3. angelapeart says:

    Praying and waiting for good news ❤️


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