Thank you all for the welcome.
I am now back from my liver resection. I was at the UPMC Montifiore hospital. Dr. David Geller was my surgeon. Absolutely great guy and doctor. Everything went off without a hitch. As far as he is concerned at this point, all the cancer has been removed from my body.
The surgery took about 6 hours. I had to have no transfusion, no ICU, and was released from the hospital on Dec. 25. Surgery occured Dec. 21.
They cut out half of my liver (which is where the majority of the tumors where located), and had to ablate (or burn) the other tumor which was positioned at roughly the "50 yard line", so to speak. The one tumor that was burned was, in fact, nestled between those main veins/arteries that come and go from the liver. Obviously, resection was the best option, but given the position, burning was all we were left with.
I would recommend a second opinion. We were originally told no to surgery even by Pittsburgh, until my doctor (who is the head of surgical oncology) called back and said we have to do this. Having tumors in the tricky spots does make it more difficult and the chance of reoccurance is greater, but given my already existing possibilities, we have to take those chances.
Pittsburgh was wonderful to us and we are thankful that everthing went well. They were a bit stingy on the pain medicine and I am in quite a bit of discomfort still, but I can't complain.
Anyway, if anyone else has more questions, feel free to ask. I will answer as much as I can.