Saw the surgeon today. He told me that he would be willing to operate because he deemed me quite fit. However, it will depend on the result of the numerous blood tests taken today and also on the keyhole exploratory procedure he will do in 7 days time to see if the surrounding tissues and the spleen are involved, though he didn't think the latter was the case.
He said he did not worry too much about age rather than general fitness of a patient. He did say though that they do not usually do chemo before the op in the older patient, only afterwards, probably because it would weaken one. I forgotten to ask why.
What is your take on chemo pre-op?
My best wishes for everyone on this forum. .