Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Answered Prayers!!

If you are a regular reader, you know what my answered prayer is, a negative sternum biopsy, letting the stem cell transplant transpire!! I got the news this afternoon by phone from my guardian angel, Stacy, who said she was so happy when the news popped up on her computer. The suspicious spot was due to trauma, it happened my first night home from the hospital after Thanksgiving when I tipped the walker over, hit a wooden kitchen chair and then crashed into the fireplace. I had such a sore chest for weeks after, especially since I came home with a rhino virus and had a terrible cough, it nearly did me in.

But Dr. Lunning, reading the PET scan was unconvinced and gave it a 5% chance of not being lymphoma, those odds were disheartening and when I read the actual PET scan results, my heart sank to my shoes. I kept thinking how could it not be from the fall but was prepared for bad news and wondered what was next. 

I've not slept well the last few nights, lots of leg aches and that cemented the thought that is was something insidious in my body since that is what started the whole ordeal. It couldn't have been that I was contorted into an uncomfortable position under the cattle waterer! (That is another blog complete with pictures.)

I still can't believe the good news and may not sleep again tonight but for another reason. I remember the terror that came over me when Stacy outlined my previous pre-transplant schedule and suddenly didn't want to go through with it. What a difference this time, I told her we could be there tomorrow if they had room!

But it won't start till next Tuesday with outpatient appointments and nights spent in a motel with a tentative admission date of Jan 11 for the actual transplant.

Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart for all the encouragement and tremendous prayer team we've had holding us up.

I feel as though 2017 is going to be very good indeed!

(And I'm really going to have to clean the upstairs bathroom now, yeah, I know I said I would a week ago but you know how that goes!)


  1. WooHoo!!! And I forgot to tell you when I was there that the downstairs bathroom definitely was a delight to use (you cleaned it very well)! Love ya, Beck

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  3. So very happy for you Julie! Love you!

  4. Answered prayers !!! Hallelujah !!! Moving forward not looking back....look out 2017 !!!!

    Hugs to you Julie !!! Love ya, Kim

  5. its the Christmas Miracle we all prayed for come true!!! Thanks be to God!!!! Happy New Years!!