The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. For the past two years I've had what I thought was tennis elbow or tendonitis in my arm. Well, two weeks ago a doctor's appt was finally set up and my Mom and I met with our family doctor, Dr. Husband, and he diagnosed it as 'tennis elbow' and sent us off for some x-rays. A couple days later the x-ray reports came back and I was sent in to visit the him again. The news that we heard was not very encouraging. So he told me that he was going to send me straight away to BC Children's Hospital to meet with another doctor.
In the past week I've had some more x-rays done of my right arm and of my hands. I had a CT scan of my arm and my lungs. I had an MRI. I had a full body bone scan. A biopsy of my arm. When they did this test they didn't do a needle biopsy but they did an incision. They took some bone and some muscle. At the same time they took some bone marrow out of my hips, thankfully they didn't do an incision but used a needle. The bone and muscle from my arm was sent to the lab right away. By putting it under a microscope you could tell that it was malignant. Because they knew then that I would have to undergo chemotherapy they right away put a tube in one of my main arteries. The oncologists administer chemo through this tube.
This past Monday I had a PET scan. I've had every single kind of scan so far except for an ultrasound. :(
Another biopsy is scheduled for tomorrow and I will have to put under again. Please pray that all would go well. It has taken a while for me to recover from the biopsy last Friday and I'm slightly annoyed that I have to go in for another one tomorrow. :(
There is sooo much to say about these past weeks I can't possibly right it all down. I will just say that BC Children's is an amazing hospital to be at when sick. The nurses and the doctors are so friendly and I'm getting the best possible care.