Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Detour on the Road to the transplant

   My good friend Becky and I are lounging in the Baymont Inn in Omaha after a disappointing day at Ne. Med Center. It was supposed to be the beginning of the stem cell transplant, starting the shots to stimulate the stem cell, getting a catheter placed in my chest for all the medical procedures, and finally retrieving the stem cells. It was a very full schedule for the next week, then I was to get a week off to recouperate from the collection at home before entering the hospital for a three week stint.

   But blood tests on Tuesday showed suspicious activity in my liver that required a PET scan to show what was going on. The bad news was lesions once again on the liver, the good news is they found them so fast and the lung nodule is shrinking.

   BIG SIGH!!!!

   I'm doing that dance again, one step forward, two steps back but again, I'm so thankful for my wonderful Dr. Lunning and his attention to detail, leaving nothing to chance. Tomorrow morning we have to be at the hospital at 6:45 for an abdominal ultrasound, then to outpatient surgery for a liver biopsy before going home while all the good doctors analyze the results.

   So Becky and I are going to order in some food from Domino's Pizza and watch Hallmark Movie Channel. We both forgot our swim suits but since this hotel doesn't have a pool, nothing lost!


  1. You can do are are invincible.....hey isn't that a song ??? :-) I know you are disappointed, but you still have a plan of attack !! Hang in their girl. Love you !!!!

  2. I believe that it is two steps forward, one step back. You are moving in the right direction, and with the Lord's help, you will get there. And the song I would say is "Don't Stop Believin'" We are all praying for you.