Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Tests

Well, yesterday, as some of you know, I had a doctors appointment. This was NOT a fun day. The day started very early, because I was driving home from my mini-vacation that I had over the week end. So once I got home we left right away to my doctors appointment all the way in Chicago, that was a hour and fifteen minute drive just to get there. Than once I got there I met Dr. Hayden (who's very nice,) he told me that I had to have a biopsy, which at the time I thought was no big deal, than he gave me an option concerning the biopsy, I could either stay over night and have a surgical biopsy were they put me to sleep or I could do it right in the office where I was wide awake, and I wouldn't have to stay over night. Since I had just gotten home I really had no desire to stay over night so I decided to just do it in the office. So they prepped my knee and put a numbing shot in my knee, which didn't really help at all, and they started pulling out pieces of the soft tissue. It was one of the worst pains I had ever felt in my entire life......I had no Idea how bad it would hurt, but thank God they got what they wanted, and I don't have to do it again. Next I had to do a CT scan which thankfully didn't hurt one bit!
Now today I got the results to the biopsy and the CT scan....I'm in a stage two out of four cancer, and they will most likely do chemotherapy over radiation. I will have chemo for so many months than they will do surgery to remove the bone that's been affected than they'll do chemo again. I also found out that the cancer is not in my lungs, which is wonderful. The last thing we found out about was that my cancer is very strong at this point. Tomorrow I will have another doctors appointment with an oncologist, he will tell me home many treatments I'll need and all that stuff, and I might have a bone scan which will tell if the cancer spread to any other bones. Thanks to God for doctors, family members, Church family, prayers, and for this cancer! Until next time

1 comment:

  1. Megan, You are a very brave young lady to be posting all that is happening to you. I know, though, that you are strong because Christ is strong within you. Thank you for letting all of us know what is happening so we can pray very specific prayers for your healing, comfort, and those things that may cause you pain. Thank you for letting us be part of this journey, even from far away...it keeps us closer, somehow...as we think about you, cry for you, and rejoice in the fact that you have good doctors looking after you. They are the Hand of God working through ordinary people. In Christ, Laura