Update on medical condition
Some readers have asked for one, so here's the short version--
Here is what I had.
Here is the procedure that dealt with it. The version with all the trimmings, orthotopic diversion, lymph node removal.
Pathology report says they got it all. Lymph nodes (they took 25 of them) were clear (if it gets out, the lymph system is usually its first avenue of spread).
It's been over two months since the op, and I'm mostly recovered. Still a little lacking in energy and concentration, but the body is in good order, apart from bellyaches (the intestines are still resentful of having had a stretch of them cut away). I've got a hefty 8" scar running from navel down to pubis, so I'm just glad I never had a chance as a swimsuit model anyway,