Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Update

            

Grueling is the word I'd use to describe today.  My head was pounding before I left the house.  I had to pick her up at the hospital to take her to the medical offices.  She had to get bloodwork done for Thurs. when she sees her endocrinologist for her thyroid disease.  The poor kid.  I thought the celiac disease which brought about osteoporosis and a destroyed thyroid was bad enough.  She needs so much bloodwork done quarterly to check her Synthroid levels and also to ensure that she is gluten-free or her small bowel will be attacked again, thus causing malnutrition and lack of absorption of vitamins from food.  Then it's off to the endocrinologist and GI doctors and a yearly bone scan.  Now, it's the gyne.

First came the colposcopy which is a huge magnifying glass.  The doctor looks for white areas which are the abnormal cells, squamous cells, in Megan's case because they were very white.  He then took the hugest "snippers" I ever saw and clipped them for biopsy.  So much for the little pinch.  The tissues looked huge to me.  Next was scraping.  Not to be too graphic but my child was in pain when she left.  She's a real trooper but we were both crying by the time she was done.  Now, we wait.  A week for the biopsy to be returned.  Then the next stage will be the treatment, depending on the biopsy results.  Ok, my years of medical transcription sometimes isn't a good thing because I heard him say something to the nurse about the stage of "CA"....medical abbreviation for carcinoma.  I couldn't quite make out what he was saying so I'll say my prayers and wait.

Megan has to be the one informed since she is the patient.  She will only hear part of it and then I'll have to call again.  Those are the rules.  I asked if they could call me because the results are coming back during her finals.  Nope.  She will be called.

We went to eat at a neat place on the South Side of Pittsburgh.  Advil did cut the edge on the pain.  Wouldn't you know, I was two minutes late getting back to the car and got a dang parking ticket for $11.  Somehow, that didn't rock my boat too much.

The insurance adjuster is coming to look at the ceiling tomorrow morning.  I need to take another day off.  Thank the Lord I have almost three weeks of vacation days still but I still feel so guilty.  I've been off so much lately.  Randy, the plumber, called and said to run water down the drain to see if it was free flowing so that he could track the water and try to figure out where the actual leak is.  It still wouldn't drain so I plunged and the depths of hell came flowing up out of my drain.  I don't have a shop vac so I got old towels and soaked up the sludge.  Man, what a stinking mess I have on my hands.  I just wish he would cut the darned ceiling and repair the pipes so I can move on.  Then, I need to find somone to put the ceiling back together and replaster.  LOL...Merry Christmas to me, and to think last Christmas I was fussing over my $600 dual exhaust system present to myself on the car I don't have anymore.  I gave that car back to my BF with the power steering about to go kaput.

Anyway, I'm just super tired.  I did stop on the way to pick Megan up and shopped for some clothes.  I haven't tried them on yet but nothing better to ease the blues than shopping. 

Feel free to snag the tag, if you want.  I'm sure I'll be playing some more in my PSP tonight.  I can't thank all of you enough for your thoughts and prayers.  I wasn't expecting today to be a day at the beach but we made it through.  BIG HUGS!  (I know I owe some tags.  I'll be getting them done tomorrow.)

32 comments:

trinity773377 said...

hey chris i just wanted to let you know that you and megan are in my prayers and that i have also added you to our church prayer list as well.  may God bless you and take care of you and yours!
Trista Marie

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOUBOTH)))))))))))))))))You both are in my prayers.Have a good night.

jckfrstross said...

keeping megan in my prayers:) who did you name siggy? very cute

Deb

tendernoggle said...

Oh wow......Chris you need a good old hug.........come here sugar ((((Chris))))...Just wish I could do it in person.God bless you hon, you are having it so rough right now.......I am gonna say a special prayer for you and that young-un...
Love ya,
carlene

tomorrow72 said...

I will keep ya'll in my prayers! Have a good night!

Tomorrow

eyesbaerle said...

Will keep Megan and you in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes!
Hugs, Maria

siennastarr said...

Megan will continue to be in our prayers, until those doctors give her the all clear!  Bless her heart, and yours for being there with her!

Rest well tonite, my friend..

Hugs and love
Jackie

inafrnz247 said...

Continuing those prayers...  Don't you dare feel guilty about taking the time off that you need.  You simply must.  You know where your heart needs to be.  Know that you and your daughter are in mine.

Michelle

cherry2sweet2eat said...

sometimes i exaggerate what i go through but there are people out there worse then me so i need to stop that she has so much to go through it sounds like me with my illness.

nightmaremom said...

Chris you know I'm here... I remember that pain well, and then the waiting...
Hugs... prayers... and good vibes.
love ya
d

astoriasand said...

Prayers for Megan that all is OK!! when the results come through.Grapic is wonderful,also take time when you need it,we all need to be there for someone at sometime,so do not feel guilty at all.The waiting for reults drains people alone,so you could do with a good break to rest up if need be.Take care God Bless you and yours.Aol playing up again so behind with lots of comments on peoples journals.Please accept my apologies if I do not leave one this is the reason.No access Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.Seem ok! today how long for is anybody's guess.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

midwestvintage said...

 How scary this must be for the both of you.  And during her finals.  I hope you both get great news.  Love the tag.

                     Julie
http://beta.journals.aol.com/midwestvintage/JulieLosesitMyWeightLossJourney/

angelflygirl22 said...

My prayers are with Megan.  

BIG HUGS,

Robin

queeniemart said...

You are so loved by me.....i thought of you and Meg all day....talked about you even.....i just will pray constantly that this bad situation turns out for the positive and soon. I can not imagine your worry and i hope that darn drain is fixed soon!
XO XO XO lisa

psychfun said...

Prayers on the way! Hope all is ok.

pharmolo said...

Hoping for the best, Chris.

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,
Wow, what a day!  Our prayers are with both you and Megan, we are hoping for the best.  I know the "CA" term.  I am now cancer free for 8 years!  Good things can happen.
(((HUGS))) to you both.
David

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Chris, hope that Megans results are on the good side for her sake aswell as yours,  it sounds like your little girl has enough on her plate to cope with, without all this aswell, I dont know how I would cope if it was one of my daughters, praying for both of you,
take care Lynne x
P.S. love the tag

lisa41076 said...

Chris, thinking good thoughts for you and Megan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Hugs Lisa

jmoqueen said...

I'm praying for good results for Megan ~ poor thing to have go through all that :(  

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Chris,
Sorry I haven't been keeping up with journals but I just found out about Megan. I could hardly believe what I'd read and I am sending warm wishes and good vibrations in the direction of you and your family. I hope these results are favorable. Sheesh, I cannot imagine what you are going though.
Best wishes,
Dianna

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Keeping Megan in my thoughts and prayers....
as well as you...cause i know this is a trying time
for you both....Big Hugs!
~Terri~

penniepooh said...

Chris, I love this tag with the winter scene inside the coat!
I`m glad you updated on Megan. I`m praying everything goes well with the results. I know it couldn`t have been an easy day for either of you.
I`m here if you need me.
Love and big hugs,
penny

chat2missie said...

You know I'll be keeping Megan in my prayers and you to for the strength you need for yourself and her.  Have a good night.
Missie

lanurseprn said...

You guys are sure going through it right now.  I'm so sorry.  They can't release the info to anyone but her....that damn privacy law.  Stay strong sweetie. You are a strong woman and will be able to get through this.
Pam

queenb8261 said...

Aww CHris, I'm so sorry I didn't get to check your journal yesterday so I would have known about Megan's biopsy.  Poor baby.  She's already been to hell and back and now this.  She'll come through it with flying colors cuz we love her and are going to pray like crazy for her.  And poor YOU. Having to deal with the plumbing and ceiling when that is LAST thing you need.  We love you.  Let us know how things are going OK?
Big hugs, Barb  

jeadie05 said...

Dear Chris, Megan and you are in my thoughts and prayers ,love Jan xx

springangel235 said...

Many prayers still going up...sorry, I missed this entry until now...hugs and love,
Joyce

angelrose2u said...

may I have one of these that says angelrose and one that says tammy please.thanks so much :)

angelrose

rebuketheworld said...

Chris...will pray steadfastly for Megan...I didnt know...My step daughter had her thyroid out about two years ago....she is doing fine....but she carried the gene so the doctors wanted it out...I do not know all the details on Megan..Its 2 am...I have you on alerts..will come tomorrow and browse to learn more...I applaud you with every part of my being....every part...Megan will stay near in my heart through this...-Raven

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I feel so bad for you both...Did you hear about the new shot they have now that you can get to prevent cervial cancer...You should check into it for you and your other daughter and maybe she can be eligible after they she is cured!!!  I am soooo praying for you all!  I will pass this on to Trista as well as the other pray chains I use!! Hugs,TerryAnn

astra1547 said...

Best Wishes coming your way, i hope Megan will be ok, i will keep her in my thoughts also, yourself and family...

Astra!