Thursday, March 27, 2014

Here Comes The Tests

Words cannot express the love that I have felt from all of your thoughts and prayers! I have been so overwhelmed with all the comments from here and Facebook, but that is a super good thing! I promise!  
 
Last Friday I went to the oncologist for the first time and I woke up with loving support once again! My blogger best friend Jen and blog friends rallied together to show me that support! #TeamTCCG (you can use this on any social media!) Thanks Jen and friends! You guys are amazing!
 
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Friday at the oncologist he went over what the next steps were and what chemo would do to me. This week I have gone through a bone marrow test, a echocardiogram, pulmonary function test, PET scan, and a few others that I can't remember right off hand. All of these happened in a week! It went so fast! The next thing for me to get done is a port. Not sure what a port is? Read about it here. They  will do the surgery next week. Then I meet with the oncologist again to find out what stage my cancer is in and then the next step is how much chemotherapy that I will get. Oh Joy!

The first test was the bone marrow test. I can't explain how nervous I was. My anxiety really got the best of me that day. Luckily, I had my mom and some awesome nurses there to make me comfortable. I would never wish this procedure on my worst enemy! Take it as that. I showed my tail y'all! I cried, I screamed, and sweat so much that the paper on the table turned to mush! I did tell them if I EVER have to go through that again they have to put me completely under! Lidocaine just didn't cut it for me! With the worst over, the rest of the tests were a breeze. Now to get my port and get this show on the road!

I have good and bad days with all of this. Wouldn't anyone? I've been so busy that I don't think that it really has sunk in completely. Once the dust settles from this tornado I have a feeling it's going to hit me hard. Just keep on prayin y'all! I need all I can get! It feel so weird asking for prayers at all. Just because I am not one to ask. But this is one of those kinds of situations you do whatever it takes to make it better.
 




14 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you've had a rough this week! Its only going to go up from here. Love you!

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  2. Thinking of you and praying for you Miss Annabelle!! One of my close girlfriends who also lives in the upstate was diagnosed with cancer last year and has been through a port, etc. I am sure she would be happy to talk to you if you would like.

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  3. Don't you dare feel bad about asking for prayers! I know you are a super strong woman, but you are also strong in faith and you know the power of prayer! You have been there for others and now it is our turn to be there for you in whatever ways we can. I have always admired your southern spunk and strength, and this battle will truly make you one of my heroes! Love, hugs, and lots of prayers, friend!

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  4. So glad the worst is over sugar! Now we fight. And pray. I'm so glad you posted this updated. I've been wondering and figured you were overwhelmed. Love you Boo!

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  5. You're doing great! Thinking of you! XOXOXO

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  6. You have been in my prayers. I can't pretend that I can even comprehend what you are going through. Please know that if ever just need someone to listen, I gladly will! Much love to you mama!

    xoxo, Bree

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  7. Keeping you in my prayers!!!

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  8. Anna, praying for you! Keep your head up and keep fighting!

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  9. Lots of love to you friend, you got this! You have a whole team of angels rallying beside you, so I know you'll do great every step of the way :)

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  10. Definitely keeping you in prayer, friend! I am so sorry that the bone marrow test was so awful. Hope you do not have to endure that again! You're gonna beat this!

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  11. I'm thinking of you today! Hope you are resting and lots of people are loving on you. Mmmmmm.... hugs!!

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