Awaiting Results

25 Nov

Back waiting again until my appointment with the neurologist December 19th. Hopefully this biopsy will be what he needs to confirm the diagnosis and get us moving along the path again.

I actually woke up during the biopsy (they didn’t put me completely under, and don’t worry, I couldn’t feel any pain!) and asked the neurosurgeon if he got enough this time. =) He told me they removed a portion about the size of one of the big fat tootsie rolls. Sorry for those of you out there with weak stomachs who may actually like those things. Hate to leave you with that mental picture. =)

Recovery-wise, this one was a bear. The incision is a long as Robert’s entire pointer finger–I was expecting something picky-sized. The pain was pretty intense–to the point of nausea many times. And the pain medicine never fully relieved the pain, just enough to take the edge off I suppose.

I did listen to everyone this time and I took it easy. I stayed in my bed working remotely for two days. On the third day, I moved around a bit in the house. Sunday I went to church–very thankful to have social interaction again! And today has been the best day yet. Still not moving too much, but able to move enough to have some chocolate chip cookies waiting for Robert when he comes home from work as a way of saying “thank you!” for what a tremendous help he has been over the past week.

So many others have been such a great help. I know countless people have been praying for me. Thank you so much for the letters, cards, emails, texts, facebook posts, calls, and visits letting me know you care and are praying for me. I have been so encouraged and blessed by the kind words and by your friendships!

I have to say that I am really one of the most blessed people in the world. On top of all the prayers and support, many of you spent time with my kids while I recovered and many even made meals for us so I wouldn’t have anything to worry about! Some even helped keep my house clean this week while I recovered–which was a huge blessing!

Thank you all so much. I wish I had stronger word to truly convey how grateful I am for the great kindness I have been shown!

One Response to “Awaiting Results”

  1. Austin November 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    I can’t tell you how much we love you and believe in you. You are an inspiration to me

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