Thursday, June 24, 2010
Update from the hospital.
I'm sitting in my hospital room right now hooked up to an IV and just waiting. Just got some blood drawn. They did the MRI (A million times worse than in the US, but very thorough) about 2 hours ago and then the doppler ultrasound, also very thorough. The hospital staff are wonderful and Corey, Bridgette, Corey's friend Steven, Ann, Jeff, and Jake are all here with me. They actually all just went to the cafeteria to get some lunch:). I don't think I'll be allowed to eat or drink until tomorrow. No biggie, maybe I'll lose a pound while I'm here:) haha
They are very sanitary and careful and helpful here. In the ultrasound, the right jugular looked normal and they found one spot of narrowing on the left. Now we're just waiting, probably for a few hours, until I can get into surgery. In my friend Kathy's ultrasound they didn't see anything, and then they found quite a few narrowed spots when they actually went inside the veins. So there could be more spots, we're not sure. We're all in good spirits and doing fine. Thanks to each of you for all of your comments, your prayers, your emails, your wall postings, etc. I wish I could respond to each of them, but please know that each time I read one, it gives me just a little more strength to keep going and to keep fighting. I can't tell you how much it means to have such an incredible outpouring of love and support. Once I have surgery, we won't know the results until tomorrow morning, and we will post them as soon as we can. Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement. All my love to each of you...