I like to post happy, fun things on my blog, but lately I have been going through somethings that are anything but happy and fun!
Last month, in January, I suffered through a tubal pregnancy and surgery to remove one of my fallopian tubes. It was a long process that involved 3 ER visits and multiple doctor's visits, all of which were anything but pleasant. But that experience is behind me, and I was looking forward to what God had in store for me next.
Until, that is, I found out that what He has for me next will take a lot more out of me than the previous experience did.
I found a lump in my neck a few days ago, and after a lot of tests, scans, etc. the doctors believe it is lymphoma. I have several other enlarged lymph nodes as well in my chest and neck area, which may explain the pain I have been in lately. I thought I needed a new purse, because it was too heavy for me! Turns out I can keep my purse. But I may want a new neck before too long.
We visited with the surgeon today, and he will be doing a biopsy of "the big lump" -- the one that I can feel from outside -- and also a bone marrow biopsy on Tuesday, March 3rd. Happy Birthday, Babe! It's an outpatient procedure, but they will put me to sleep, and I don't have a good history with anesthesia. So we'll see. I hope I can walk away from it after a few hours with some good pain meds and a smile on my face, but I have a feeling Mike is in for a loooooong birthday.
That's all I know right now! I have started a CarePage, which you can find the link to on the side of my blog. I will update it every time I find out something new, or any time something happens related to this journey I am going through. Thank you all, my friends and family, for your love and support as we go through this trying, emotional journey!