Saturday, August 14, 2010
Just because I hadn't already had enough...
This week I have spent over 20 hours at the cancer center between infusions, getting iv rehydration, etc. I went in yesterday and showed them my stomach. It looked like I was pregnant but appeared over a 3 day span. They sent me to the hospital for imaging and found that I had Ascites, which is the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. I ended up in the ER getting a procedure where they insert a very long, thick needle that punctures the skin and abdominal wall...then a catheter goes through and drains the liquid. They were able to drain a liter and a half for now and will send it off to get the pathology tested. We are PRAYING very hard that it is just from irritation from all of the HELL (sorry for the crude word) that my abdomen has been through, but there is a chance that it is malignant ascites and that it will be an indication of cancer spreading. I am SO NERVOUS...and can't rest until I know the results. Please keep praying...specifically that this is not cancerous. My poor body is getting worn out...from all of the attempted treatments. I am not sure how much more I can take. Thanks again for listening. And thanks to those that helped me with my kids and rides yesterday. I am so grateful for wonderful support!
Posted by Larry, Shanda, Aana, and Addison