A Radioactive Day

April 9, 2013 Annette Daily Inspiration

Other than getting an IV and some radioactive sugar injected in me, getting the PET Scan was actually not a bad experience at all.  The tech who did it is a young woman that went to school with my older kids, and she has such a gentle spirit, that I think she could make the most up-tight wound-up person relax. And….Brooke did an amazing job with the IV, barely felt it at all.  When I first walked into the room {everyone has a room to themselves} they had 2 warm blankets waiting for me……sure helps a person to feel calm and cozy.  I sat in a recliner and after the stuff was injected I read {and texted Brooke’s Aunt Stacy to tell her how amazing she is at her job} and just relaxed for an hour and a half.  Then the actual scan was a little over 30 minutes and once again, more warm blankets and I laid there and fell asleep.  Gentle humming sound, warm blankets……

I think I will get the results of this test at my doctor appointment tomorrow morning when I have the bone marrow biopsy done.  The pathology report for that will take 5 days.  After the bone marrow biopsy is done I go to the other side of the hospital and will have the out-patient surgery to have the port put in.  I wanted to get them both over and done with in the same day.  Figured it was best to feel yuckey all in one day instead of two different ones.

Thanks You For Your Prayers!!!  And also, I wanted to tell all of you who have left comments that I went back and replied to them today, and I should have done so earlier, they encourage me so much. Thanks Soooo Much!!

8 Responses to “A Radioactive Day”

  • Cindy Welch says:

    I am so inspired by your blog. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to share in your journey. For me, I want to rush over to your house and sit right beside you through this challenge. But, I also know that you need to rest, and relax without ‘company’ hanging around. So, I love you, and you have to let me be the help you need, when and if you need it, and I am not sure what that might be. I am here. You remain in my prayers and our Lord is strengthening us both.

    • Annette says:

      Thank you for your prayers Cindy. And hey, pop over when every you have the time!!! I don’t like to be alone with my thoughts too much. I am anxious to hear what your next Bible Study is going to be.

  • Julie Riggs says:

    I have always been amazed by you! I’m praying for your recovery and the strength to get through the days ahead. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. Love you sister.

  • Megan says:

    Annette,

    It’s great to read your thoughts and discover your view of the world. My grandma (Gay) sent this link to me, and I’m so glad she did! Keep up the positivity and inspiration. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Megan

    • Annette says:

      Megan, Thank you for your prayers. It helps me so much to know that everyone is praying. I know that the Lord will use this for good. {Romans 8:28}, but when I do feel a little down or discouraged I remember everyone who is praying for me and then I pray myself and the peace comes back. I hope you are doing well Megan. It was great to hear from you.

  • Donna says:

    Annette,
    I have read every post. I am so glad that you have decided to share your story with all of us. I read your post and see what you are going through that day. I have wanted to comment, but I couldn’t. I had to come to grips with the fact that my friend has cancer. Does she deserve this NO. I do not doubt our faith at all. I just hate that you have to go through this journey.
    But I have great comfort in knowing that God is in control and His Holy Spirit is in you.
    I also know that Steve will be beside you each step of the way. He will be the one who holds you when you need strength. He will be the one who holds your hand when you are afraid. He will be the one who picks you up and carry you when you are to weak to walk on your own. He will be the shoulder you will lean on at the end of your day. He will be the one who make you laugh at just the right time. I am so glad that God has already worked out all of those details.
    I am so happy that your family and friends are close by to be there for you. What a blessing it is to know that those of us not so close by can hold you up in prayer. What a privilege God has given us to pray for one another.
    Annette I wish I lived close enough just to stop by and give you a hug. To be able to sit on your porch and share a glass of tea with you. To see your sweet smile and hear what you wanted to talk about that day. But I don’t. So I will continue to pray for you and Steve and all of your family everyday. You know that I will do anything you need me to do. You can call me anytime day or night.
    God did not promise that we will not have trials. But He does promise that He will be with us always.
    I love you,
    Donna

    • Annette says:

      Donna, that you for your encouragement and love. I am grateful that you are only a phone call away. I sure wish we lived a little closer at a time like this too. Love you too!!


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