Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bone biopsy

I hope everyone is excited about Thanksgiving & ready to eat, eat, EAT! We aren't going to be able to go "home" for Thanksgiving. I have to work Wed & Thurs night since neither of us really had to the time to take off work with surgery coming up in less than two weeks. We didn't want to just be left out of the day though so we decided to have FRIENDSGIVING with another couple from church. We are going to get together with them on Friday night & have a huge, super traditional, Thanksgiving meal. I'm really looking forward to having our house full of love & laughter and just forgetting about all this for the night. I'm making the dressing, green bean casserole, crescent rolls, chocolate pie, and pumpkin pie! I'm also taking another dressing to work on Thursday night so I'm going to do some cleaning & food prep after I get done writing this!

I had my bone biopsy yesterday so a final decision regarding the stage of my cancer and whether it is in the bone or not can be made. It was a pretty painless procedure. They took me to a CT room (it was a CT guided biopsy) and gave me some drugs to put me in a "twilight state". There was an octopus, fish, and sea grass painted on the tiles above my head & I remember laughing because the grass and legs of the octopus began to move! After that I don't actually remember much of the day. I DO, however, think I remember waking up at some point to tell them something was hurting & seeing the doctor drilling into my hip with what I believe was a yellow Dewalt drill. I told him it hurt & then went back to sleep. I then remember waking up & my husband being there asking me to try & eat and drink. I remember drinking apple juice & eating peaches that he was feeding me. Then I remember being home & in my recliner. I know more happened during the day but I don't really remember it. It's so weird to lose a day! I know I was there & I know I said & did things but I'm not really sure what they were & if I should be embarrassed or not! I was told I would know results in 3-5 days so I'm expecting it to be next week due to the holiday & weekend.

Hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving! I can say that one positive thing about having cancer through the holidays is that I am so much more aware of how blessed I still am and how grateful I am for these moments. Sometimes these days just fly by but I'm determined to make the most of every, single, second. I hate that cancer has taken so much time from me and from us, but I won't let it steal my joy! We will get every bit of fun we can out of this and create memories that I hope last the rest of our lives! So eat that turkey, put some whipped cream on that pie, and enjoy your family and friends! You don't know how much time you have to do so!

4 comments:

  1. Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

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  2. Thinking of you, Rich and the kids over this holiday season. Know my thoughts and prayers are with a and im sending a big Thanksgiving hug with this message!! love, Gina

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  3. I love you. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I love your attitude about not letting cancer still your joy. Praying for you in TN

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    1. Steal not still. I think I still have chemo brain some days

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