Did you notice the subtle difference in this post's title compared to yesterday's? Yeah, today was SERIOUSLY not fun.
Between 6:30 & 11:00 am I had 4 tests run. I started off with 2 CT scans. The iodine contrast in the IV was interesting to say the least.
The worst was the bone marrow aspirate & bone biopsies. Yes I said biopsies...they did 2 of those, 1 from each hip. I understood they would at least give me at least an anti-anxiety med, but they gave me nothing. Even during the first one I had in Tulsa that caused me so much pain they had given me an anti-anxiety med, and that one caused so much pain they had to stop. I had a massive meltdown & started bawling. I was so scared. The ladies who did the procedure were so sweet & understanding. They took extra steps to use extra lidocaine to try to make it as comfortable as they could.
After that the fine needle aspirate they did was a breeze, but I was really emotionally exhausted.
The good news is that at this point all my testing is done! Hallelujah!!!!! In spite of my meltdown, I know God has walked before me through this week & helped me through. Also, my sweet Brian has been my rock. This would have been so much harder without him by my side. I couldn't ask for anything more!
When you get right down to it, in spite of this thing called cancer, I am one blessed lady. I am married to my best friend. I have an amazing, tenderhearted & caring son who makes me laugh every day. My Mama, in-laws & entire family support me unconditionally. I also have awesome friends who I know are lifting me up in prayer every day. How can it get much better than that?