Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hopefully Some Good News Next Week

Friday at 8 am I was at the clinic at X-ray … in for an ultrasound of my chest and abdomen. The goal of the technician was to find large pockets of fluid that could be drained. She found one area on my back near the bra line and one was on the left front side near the groin area. They marked some areas on my body, took some pictures and then it was off to see my Onc who was going to do the two procedure … the Thoracentesis and the Paracentesis.

Eventually he took out 750mls of fluid out from around my lung area and another 850mls out from around my abdomen area. I’d have to say it went very smoothly with no pain … maybe a bit of discomfort.

Even after the procedure, my belly is still quite swollen but much of the pressure is relieved. I still cough a bit and my ears feel like I’m under water. I’m hoping it’s just some time for everything to settle in.

While doing the procedures, the Onc repeated … we are not stopping this study till we find out what’s wrong with you. Music to my hears …

The final procedure being done is an ERCP which will be done by a gastrologists. He is looking for some liver duct blockages that can be fixed. Anyways, got a call late Friday to come in on Monday. Wow I am very excited. Hopefully we finally have some solid answers.

13 comments:

Beth said...

So glad to hear this! Good luck on Monday!

Audrey said...

PHEW!!!! Very good news!!!

Joanna said...

You know that you have many supporters out here who are hoping, hoping, hoping that your doctors get this all figured out. It sounds like you have a great team.

Teresa said...

Hoping for the best for you, Daria, as always!

Anonymous said...

In case you ever wonder if your blog matters, please know that it is an inspiration for all of us in the Big C land. Touching, tough, sad, persistent, patient, impatient, ticked off, compassionate...you soldier on no matter what and communicate every day, whatever the news, the joy, the hurt, whatever the personal cost. We out here are deeply grateful for your presence and --- no, I'm not going to say your courage because it could sound trite --- but rather for your deep, unalterable spirit. I wish you faith, hope, love and good news, always.

Glenn said...

You are wedged in my mind...and I KNEW IT!!! I am so overjoyed to hear this, please keep us up to date Daria....Good vibes still coming your way...BIG HUGS!!!!!

Bernie said...

Now this is better news, so happy for you. Will be thinking of you on Monday and saying a prayer that all goes well. I am sure getting rid of that fluid must of help. You are one brave and inspirational lady......:-)Hugs

Denise said...

Relief....good luck Monday.....you're in my prayers.

Joules Evans said...

so very good to hear!

Arlene said...

The posting from Anonymous says what many of us having been trying to find the words to say. Anonymous, thank you, for expressing our feelings so well.

gillian said...

I echo what Anonymous said.

Debra Ward said...

Echo what anonymous and Arlene has written.

Daniel Sencier said...

You followed my blog Daria, yet I didn't realise you had gone. I hope to see you again one day RIP x
Daniel