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Jeff called a bit earlier, while I was shopping for groceries, and reported that Carole is out of surgery. She will stay in the hospital overnight because the doctor removed more than he had anticipated from the area around the lump. Also the lymph nodes were harder, and apparently more compact than originally expected, so her “stage” description moved from Stage 2 to something higher, as yet unreported. The pathology report will take about a day before the results are known, so the doctor decided to keep her in the hospital overnight, something that he hadn’t anticipated going into the surgery. When more is known, I’ll let you know.

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