Just to round things off: I got the biopsy report from my surgeon a week or so ago. It’s the sort of document where you like seeing words like “unremarkable”, “uniform” and “without abnormality”. The headline news is that the tumour was 5.8cm across, but there was only one of it; nothing else they took out showed any evidence of metastasis (under 0.7cm breadslicing). He said that my liver will already have mostly grown back to the original size. I’m recovering well and feel better every day.
Apparently I have, or rather had, a very nice (“velvety and uniform”) gall bladder. The gall bladder is attached to the right lobe, so it had to come out too. However, I’m told that they aren’t essential, like electric windows or air conditioning, and so I should be fine without.
So we now return, at least for the moment, to your regularly scheduled programming. The future remains certain.