What a day! What a week! It’s amazing how quickly this has all happened, and at the same time, it’s difficult to understand why I feel that some things are going so slowly. Like my oncologist said, there will be times where you’re overwhelmed running from test to test to lab to imaging study, then everything comes to a screeching halt while waiting for results and you’re left twiddling your thumbs for days. My waiting period officially started this afternoon, and I’m SOOOO thankful.
My testing ended today with a bone marrow biopsy. I made the insanely stupid mistake of googling ‘bone marrow biopsy’ last night. Of course the first thing that pops up is the HUGE needle. If you’ll remember from an earlier post, I don’t do sedation very well. It just doesn’t work on me. I BEGGED for a double dose. I really think I embarrassed myself just a bit, but I don’t care. That sucker was monstrous! In reality, though, it wasn’t too bad. It’s not something I’d like to do again, but it wasn’t terrible. Unfortunately it’s left me with a pretty intense pain in the butt this evening.
Today wasn’t all bad. I received great news this afternoon. Dr. Barlogie at The Myeloma Research Center in Little Rock has decided to take me as a patient! AWESOME! I leave for 4 days of tests on the 27th. Then come back that weekend just in time for little man’s birthday party. At that point I’ll have the option of going back to Arkansas for 4 weeks, then coming back home for 4 weeks, then going back to Little Rock for 6 weeks. They tell me that at the end of that 6 weeks I will at least be in remission. That’s 10 weeks away from my hubs and babies. 10 weeks!
I can and will do this, though. 10 weeks now, or missing out on a lifetime. I’ll take the 10 weeks, and do it with a smile on my face!
‘Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.’ James 5:16