Tuesday, August 3, 2010

tuesday august 3, 2010 (medical update)

we went to see the surgeon this morning who will be doing my biopsy. its scheduled for tomorrow at 1pm. please pray for that. for the first since this all has started i am a little nervous about tomorrow. its surgery. they will put me under and i maybe in some pain afterward.. they are going to make a small incision in my neck and remove some of the lymph node to help diagnosis exactly what type of lymphoma. that will help us as we determine what treatment will look like. also tomorrow at 10am we are meeting with another oncologist to help us decide which dr we will go with. please pray for clarity with that too. my PET scan set for 2pm on thursday. my understanding with this test is that i will drink some sugar and then they will see where it goes in my body. it is attracted to the lymph nodes so it will go there and then later on when i am done with my treatment they will do another PET scan and if the sugar is not attracted to my lymph nodes then its gone. the cancer that is. remember, i am not a dr but this is how it has been explained to me. some great friends are taking ava for the day since we are pretty much booked with appointments. comforting to know she is in good hands.

14 comments:

  1. Love you girl and am praying for everything.

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  2. Praying hard here in KY. Hoping that it's all painless and that your appointment is filled with hope, and that we receive good news, and that you feel God's peace. We love you tons.

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  3. Libby and Justin, I did some serious thinking last night and all morning trying to find some words to express how dear to me you all three are I can only say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be. It will take immense strength to get thru this. I am comforted somewhat that you have each other.I love you dearly. Grandma Ryder

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  4. God will be right there with you tomorrow; wish I could be as well for you and to take care of our darling Ava.

    Aunt Mary

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  5. You don't know me but I lead Young Life at JMU and my friend is from Chesapeake area and knows you and your husband. She asked me to pray for yall and gave me your blog website. You are a huge encouragement to me and I promise I will be praying for you and your family! You're not in this alone!

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  6. Josh and I will continue praying for you tomorrow throughout all of your appointments. We love you!

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  7. love you so much libby. i havn't stopped praying for you since last week!

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  8. my dear lib,
    words can't come close to everything i want to say and express to you- i love you & am praying for you all so much!!
    i hope you have a FANTASTIC date with your wonderful husband & #1 fan tonight. :)
    xo
    kar

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  9. you leave me speechless, Libby. your faith is inspiring in the midst of all this. know that i am praying for you like crazy..all day tomorrow. rest tonight knowing you are in the hands of a loving God (and an incredible husband!) love you.

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  10. I will most definitely be praying...praying hard and praying long. I will lift you up at my Bible Study tomorrow morning. I hope you're having fun with Justin and Ava as I type :)

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  11. Thinking of you, Justin, and Ava. You are in my prayers. I hope the date went well. Thank you for posting Libby...it is so good to get updates.

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  12. Uncle Dave and KayAugust 4, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Libby and Justin...Kay and I are praying for you in this trying time. It is wonderful that the Lord has given you such faith as it would be impossible to go on without it!

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  13. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGS))

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