Hey guys. Thank you for your prayers!
Last night was a bit crazy. Ready for one big run on sentence? 🙂
We got here right around 8pm, check-in process got confused about the MRI order, waited a few hours in the ER (thanks Mandy for keeping us company) and finally got in a very fast 20 minute MRI (amazing!); came back to ER and waited for results, got an X-ray of my stomach, got in some lab work, saw the ER doctor, got transported to a room upstairs at 2:30am; answered more questions, discussed issues at hand, got medicines; family left to hotel, got ready for bed 3:15am; had another lady come in and had me sign more papers, etc–got my port accessed at 4am, went to bed but woke up at 6am to take my medicine* (will explain); went back to sleep, but remember the nurse coming in to take vitals; more sleep but then was awake at 9am to take my morning medicines and my first dose of Mirlax. 🙂 I should have gone back to bed, but I decided to eat breakfast; then nurses and people started coming in so in the midst of this, plus trying to finish breakfast, I had a bowel movement and I just really wanted to celebrate. 😀
So, real fast, the MRI showed no big changes but the tumor in the spine at the base of my neck seems a little bigger, so they started me on steroids* to see if they can get the swelling to go down. I have also noticed a few new areas of numbness, pain in back and different places of pain spasms since my last MRI so they would like to take a look at this now while I am here and make sure that when I leave, I have the knowledge and medicines to help keep my body going.
I will be seeing some doctors from different areas today, to discuss and for them to evaluate. I am enjoying a bit of quietness now, and my family is here. 🙂 I may or may not get home tonight…so I will just write when I get home.
Thank you again for your prayers and encouragement.