Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All is well

I am still awaiting the results of the biopsy, but the procedure itself went very well. The most painful part was getting my I.V. My heart sunk when I realized I was getting a student. It sunk even further when he seemed to be having a hard time finding my veins. Now, I may not have huge veins, but they have never been that hard to find. He even had this nifty little red light thing to help, only....it didn't seem to be helping. After two failed attempts on my hand, and the experienced nurse being unable to snag my vein from his entry site (yes, I was cringing, and trying not to demand someone with experience) the student wisely admitted failure and let the nurse install one in another spot. I know they have to learn on someone, just not on me. I was a little afraid that this was an omen of things to come, but thankfully it wasn't. The biopsy went off without a hitch and very little pain. I will say that afterwards I felt like I had been punched or had a broken rib every time I took a deep breath, but no lung collapse and no coughing up blood - something that I guess is common after one of these. Now just pray they got enough to tell me what it is so I can get rid of it. 

I'm off to pick out some more paint colors. I'm telling you, we are getting an all new house, here. It's really kind of fun. Oh, and pray, because Dustin and I are finishing up the rest of the wood floor ourselves. We aren't fix it up people, so we shall see. It needs to get done, so we have little choice. I think it will be fun, personally. It's the sanding and finishing that will be more of a challenge - fear of the unknown, and all of that. :-)


4 comments:

Allison said...

I can't believe you're posting on your blog at 6 in the morning. If I happen to get up that early, I am still trying to comprehend life. When do you hear the results? How have you been feeling? You're in my prayers. Pray for me too, I think I'm having gallbladder issues. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow.

Rosanne said...

So glad everything went well... (well, I guess except for the IV part. I can relate - people always have trouble finding my veins. The morning after Trevor was born, the nurse came to take some blood at like 4 am, we had hardly slept, and she poked me in both elbows, back of both hands - a few times each site - and finally got a tiny bit out of my wrist... came back from the lab as not enough, so they had to try again!) Anyhow, you're in my prayers... hope your biopsy comes back OK.

MommaMindy said...

I never can get used to all the needles and I have awesome, huge veins. I have thanked the Lord for them, it has made cancer so much easier. Funny how that turns out - never thought I would be thanking the Lord for HUGE, big blue veins!

I will continue to pray for answers and for healing. For me, the hardest was always the unknown...the waiting....and waiting....Once I knew what the problem was I could tackle it with prayer, help from the saints and all my lists of things to do.

Praying while you wait.....

Allison said...

I keep checking your blog for an update. Maybe I should just call :)