Abby went into surgery about 3 hours ago. She made it through the MRI OK--she got claustrophobic after the first set of scans and had some trouble holding still. The tech stopped the scan twice to give her little breaks and adjust the restraint for her head, and in the end Dr. Shafron dropped into the MRI facility to get a first read on the scan. We were so relieved when they told us that he had what he needed. We were quite concerned that she had moved around too much.
Dr. Shafron could not give us a good idea when he would be done. He needs to resect a larger area than last time, and he warned us that some area is infiltrating tumor, so it takes longer to take out (he has to be a lot more careful not to get healthy tissue).
It's about 5:20 now and we have had one update from the OR. She had no trouble with the anesthesia, but still no word on when they will be done.