Monday, July 31, 2006

Bone Marrow Biopsy #3

First, thank you for all of your prayers on my behalf.

The biopsy went o.k. Can't say that it was any better or worse than the previous ones. At the last minute they decided to use Versed, which is a type of conscious sedation, and told me I would sleep through the whole procedure and wouldn't feel or remember a thing. I was fine with that, because I very much remember the last one and didn't want to repeat the experience. Apparently Versed doesn't work for me, though, because after 6 mg I never did fall asleep, and was alert and quite aware of everything. The doctor was quick and only had to do one side, so the pain wasn't as bad as last time. As long as the results are conclusive one way or the other this should be the last one for a while at least.

My new doctor, Dr. Medlin, just popped in to see how I'm doing. He said he's very optimistic about the results, and will let me know as soon as he hears from the pathologist. It will most likely be Wednesday morning, but I will update as soon as we hear. By the way, I miss Dr. Perry, but my new team is really great. It's hard to lose your "safety net" but I'm glad to have Dr. Medlin. He's got a great bedside manner and is wonderful to explain things to me.

Thank you for all of your encouragement over the past day, especially. You are all such an incredible blessing to me!


Teresa said...

Dear Amy,

Whew, it's over!! We have been praying this morning and checking this afternoon.
Now is the trusting time and we are praying that you can rest in Jesus.
Oh, by the way, your name has been on our bathroom mirrors for a few weeks too!!
Love, Teresa

Diane said...

Amy, I know you're glad to have the biopsy behind you, but now there's more waiting for the results. I pray God's grace will cover you, and His Holy Spirit will comfort you and rest upon you as you wait. Rest well tonight, Amy. :-)

Rachel Davis said...

I'm so glad that you're done with that, for awhile at least. Thanks for updating so quickly!

p.s. I thought about recording "My Little Buttercup" on my MP3 player and sending you the file...:)

Abby Ymker said...

Hi Amy,
I'm praying that the test results bring good news and that God gives you strenth for your trials. Everything is for the best, even the hardest things!
With Love, Abby Ymker

Meam said...

Amy, my prayer for you for tonight and the days to follow: "Oh Lord, send your swift angels to smooth the path of Amy's journey. Encircle her days and nights with the wings of your protection, so that she may rest quietly, content in your watchful care. Thank you, thank you, thank you". Sorry I can't draw a happy face right here, but here is the thought - - -smiling - - - . Thumbs up,Amy!! Love, Meam

Anonymous said...

I prayed for you several times during the 1-2pm hour. I'm sure you're glad that one is over with! Hoping for good results on Wed!
Much love,

Rachel E

Rachel B. said...

Hi Amy! I just wanted to let you know we are still praying for you! Again, I am Rachel Davis' friend. You have been in my thoughts and prayers everyday, I just wanted to let you know!!!!

For God's Glory alone!

Tammy Rigsby said...

Amy, we are all praying at MRPC that your tests from yesterday go very well. I sent you a couple of cards today. One of them is hand-made and of course Rachel had to help when she found out it was for you. You were always so good to her when she came to work with me. Remember that if God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.
Love, Tammy Rigsby

Anonymous said...

Bless you, Amy!!!! I prayed for you so much yesterday in the a.m. Looking forward to the good report with you and the family. Love and prayers Marilyn Breshears

Barb said...

Another awful test behind you. Now we pray for good results. I have a good feeling about this. xoxoxo

Brenda said...

You're in my prayers constantly. I'm glad the procedure wasn't as painful as before and that your new doctor is optimistic. Praying now for conclusive results and good news. God bless you and your precious family!

Nora said...

PRAISE THE LORD! We are still praying for you and the Shank family and Travis and myself are constantly talking about you and your family. We are in constant hope that God will continue to "Surround you with shouts of deliverance"