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.