Ann and Cheryl: Thanks for replying.
Ann, let us know what happened yesterday.
Cheryl: yes, yes, yes, consult a personal injury attorney. You have nothing to lose. I hope you are healing. I take your advice to heart about waiting three months. In the follow-up meeting with the surgeon, he no so subtly indicated I wanted this surgery. I replied I wanted to know if I have cancer. All research I did indicates biopsy is the only way to know for sure. I am glad that my job keeps me too busy to dwell on this issue at length.
I wish you both the very best. I'll be checking this board from time to time.