It's over!!!!! I'm in lots of pain, but so relieved that it's over. We got to the hospital yesterday at 11:00 and got back home by 3:30. I took the meds at 12:00 and was taken back at 12:30. My stomach was doing number on me from being so nervous. Once the meds took hold my stomach was doing better. The biopsy nurse got me ready and put me on my table with my breast hanging through the hole. That hole was quite large, so I'm guessing it accommodates some of you women that were blessed with a large bosom. I however was not. She raised the table up like a car lift and did several squeeze x-rays to pinpoint the exact location. Then the doctor came in and put needles in to numb the area. Then she inserted the tool. It "snaps" in quickly and feels kind of like the sting of a rubber band. She would pull of lengths of tissue, turn the tool and pull out more. In total she pulled out 9 tissues samples. After it was over the nurse showed me the tool and the tissue. It looked like a sharp metal rod that is slightly smaller than a pencil. Each sample of tissue was over an inch long and the thickness of thick yarn or cooked spaghetti. Plus a pile of tissue was was caught in the filter. It was a painful procedure to go through. I laid there on the table just looking around in disbelief that I was actually there all the while clenching my fist so hard from the pain and trying to stay perfectly still. After it was over it took a bit longer to stop bleeding than she had hoped. Once it finally stopped she glued it and put streri strips, then a big gauze pad and ice packs, then wrapped me up tight in an ace bandage. Then I was wheeled into another room to have more mammograms taken and she took pictures of the tissue as well. We took it to pathology and will find out as early as Friday, but possibly not until Monday. You know how after something tramatic happens to your body, that your insides just tremble and shake? Thats how it felt after everything was over. She did tell me that from what she can see that it looked good, so we will just wait for the official report to come in. Mark and my parents were waiting for me afterwards. That was nice to have them there. Last night I had some good friends bring us dinner. It was DELICIOUS and very much appreciated.
This morning I went to Brittany's ultrasound. I know I probably shouldn't have, but I wanted to be there. Everything with the baby is looking good. He is holding stable with no new damage to his intestines. He has gained a pound in the past 2 weeks. He's now up to 4 pounds 6 ounces (not including intestines) Now that I'm home again I am heading back to bed. I wanted to check in, but don't feel very good and hurt quite a bit. By the way...the pills didn't make me nauseous. They do make me feel pretty loopy, but that sure beats sick to my stomach in my book.
Thanks so much to all of you who care enough about my well being and the well being of my family to keep checking in on me and listening to me babble. I love and appreciate your thoughts, prayers and comments.