Thursday, February 4, 2010

DAY +245: Waiting for Results

Top Line: Blood chemistry OK, liver biopsy results in 7-10 days

Susan, ferried by the indefatigable Bob, spent a couple of days in Boston this week. On Monday she had her usual round of blood work and saw Dr. Soiffer. For the most part, her numbers were good, although a couple of areas were suspect and bear watching. No need for details unless and until there's something specifically and clearly amiss.

Tuesday was the liver biopsy, accomplished under local anesthetic (and a tranquilizer). The process was an all day affair, start to finish, given necessary post-procedure observation time to be sure there was no bleeding. It went smoothly, proving to be more tedious and annoying than painful, but we'll need to wait 7-10 days for results. It was well into the evening before the Siegels left Boston. After two long and stress-filled days, Susan is, understandably, not at the top of her game. A few days rest and recuperation should see her feeling reasonably decent again.

I'll post again when there's some definitive news from the biopsy, and after that, to provide the outcomes from her next Dana Farber checkup, scheduled for March 8th.

1 comment:

  1. Susan, - 245 days. I am guessing it didn't go as quickly for you as it did for us. Hang in there. Good luck with the coming test results.

    As always, thinking of you and rooting for you to achieve a full recovery.