Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Crazy Week In Review

Where to start, the past week or so has been absolutely crazy. Between being snowed in, having the flu, a delayed Dr. L visit, Gulf Coast Getaway, and an actual visit with Dr. L life has been a little busy.

So Dr L today: to sum it up in quick and easy fashion my scan from Thursday 1/6 didn't tell much because I had the flu and because of that the Drs couldn't decipher anything from it except that they need another scan. January 7th I had a bronch, again, and from all the samples taken and biopsy that was done nothing was positive for anything except that I had the flu.

What does all of this mean? I get to have another PET scan sometime in the near future (Emory's schedule is all messed up from the Snowpocolypse) and from that I will be meeting with a new doctor, Dr. F to figure out where an intrusive biopsy will probably be to get a portion of a node and to figure out once and for all what's going on.

Why intrusive over needle aspirations? I have had numerous needle aspiration biopsies (they send a needle into a node wo extract cells) over the past 2 years and none of them have ever came back with an answer for anything. The only biopsy option that Dr. L wants is intrusive because that is how Dr. Cerf got an answer.

Where do we go from here? Well we wait for the date of the scan and meeting with Dr. F, so once I know something y'all will know something.

Now recap of Gulf Coast Getaway. One word: AWESOME! God is truly awesome and this past weekend just helped greatly with keeping perspective. 

 The Paradise that we woke up to Saturday morning from out balcony
 Gorgeous Sunset
Me and AK
 Our Sunset view Saturday evening

 Me and Jerome, he's my favorite Alabama Law student
The Becca's on the Beach
 Me and Charles
 The BEAUTIFUL artwork of  Laura Amstutz created by the work of all of us at Gulf Coast. You can visit her site here
My piece of the puzzle: a purple Hodgkins ribbon

One of my favorite points from the weekend was about our puzzle piece. We each have abilities and strong suites and that we need to use those to share God and our faith with others along with helping those who need it the most. So the question is how are you going to play your puzzle piece in life? 

Next blog up: the future, life and kids

1 comment:

  1. I love that you are so strong Becca. You truly are such a beautiful person with such a gorgeous heart! Im praying and let me know what the PET scan says! Lurv you!