Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verbs in the parentheses. Strictly observe consistency of the tense.
He ___(advise) me on the date of operation - the sooner the better. I was admitted in a semi-government hospital for confinement and operation. My whole night in the hospital room ___(be) a torture. I ___(be) afraid. I ___(cry) and I ___(pray) During the operation, the surgeon ___(remove) the lump in my right breast, had it examined (frozen biopsy). It ___(be) an early stage of breast cancer _ Stage 2A to be exact. Radical mastectomy ensued. When I ___(wake) up some after hours, I ___(be) one-breasted. Yes - gone is my whole big right breast. I was ___(refer) to an oncologist. Several laboratory tests were done until finally chemotherapy was recommended. Chemo so they say will make my chance for survival higher. It ___(be) six-session chemotherapy, done every 21 days.