Today, Thursday, I will be under going an open lung biopsy. This is a pretty major procedure. I will be knocked out just like a normal surgery. The surgeon will be going through my left side, spreading my rib cage and cutting a chunk of my left lung off to have these little spots tested to finally find out what is in my lungs. I will be in ICU for at least 24 hours. My surgery isn't until 5pm. I will have a wonderful tube coming out of my chest for at least 2-3 days. They say it is very painful but I'll be on a morphine drip so we'll see how I do. I'm a bit nervous knowing that a machine will be breathing for me during this procedure but the doctors and surgeons say it's no big deal. Yeah, easy for them to say. If everything goes okay...which it will...they say I should be able to go home by Monday. I'm ready to get this show on the road. I'm curious to see how my body will handle this new chemo. It did great before, so I anticipate the same results this time. It's taken me a few days to get over my shock, disbelief and tears. I'm sure I may have a few more tears before this next 6 months of chemo is over...but that's okay. I'm ready to fight like hell AGAIN!!!!!
Thank you to everyone for your kind and encouraging words. Our prayers were heard before and I'm sure God will hear us again. I'll have Deron or my Aunt Kathy update tonight to let you know how I do in the surgery.