Biopsy day started off rough, with my gastroparesis acting up during the three hours while I waited in pre-op for my procedure. But they pumped me full of anti-nausea meds and I made it!
The procedure went well and Dr. R was able to get what he needed without the more invasive mediastinoscopy. Once I woke up from anesthesia and was moved to recovery, Ricky texted to tell me he’d spoken on the phone to Dr. R and he thought the biopsies looked benign! But Dr. R said to give it a week for official results.
Dr. R warned me I might feel flu like for a few days after the procedure and I definitely did. I had a fever, body aches and a sore throat. But I’m thankful for a new friend who brought me over a big batch of chicken noodle soup and biscuits! I was well taken care of.
Today marks one week since the procedure. I spoke with Dr. R and he confirmed what he thought- my lymph nodes are cancer free! But all of the lymph nodes showed sarcoidosis. I am getting a referral to a pulmonologist. Hopefully this doctor will be able to help us determine what next steps we can take to help me feel better. I will keep you posted when I find out more.
Again, thank you all so much for your prayers and messages of support!
All my love,