This morning, before my bone marrow biopsy, I had a blood draw that I had requested. I was so happy as I read over my results: all of my counts which had been drastically trending downward were back on the rise. They were still low, but headed in the right direction. I knew this was an answer to prayer. Going into the appointment, I was in a position of complete faith in healing, and experienced perfect peace. Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers. They were felt.
Just in case you wondered: Oh. My. Goodness though. That bone marrow biopsy was right up there in level of pain with childbirth. It felt equivalent to the 8cm dilation contractions I experienced at transition when birthing Abbey. But, unfortunately there was no epidural to numb the pain. I am pretty sure the needle was trying to biopsy a nerve. And when they chiseled out a piece of the bone....OUCH! But, it is thankfully over. I am hoping I NEVER have to go through that again. My body reacted in a "fight or flight" way afterwards that brought in 6 health care professionals who monitored me. My body was shaking, my blood pressure and pulse shot way up, tears poured down my face uncontrollably even though I wasn't crying, my lips and tongue became tingly and I had trouble breathing. All of this was happening to my body while mentally and spiritually I was in complete peace. In fact, I am pretty sure I was smiling, laughing and making jokes through it all. That right there, folks, was the Holy Spirit working- it had nothing to do with me. Oh yeah- apparently, those poor bone marrow cancer patients usually need to have that procedure every 6 months. I believe that was my last one though! God is healing me completely.
I have an appointment with my oncologist this coming Tuesday (one that was scheduled 3 months ago). However, I likely will not know the results of the biopsy for up to 7 days. I will definitely update the blog when I find out though. I truly appreciate your prayers!
(I apologize for any mistakes in this post, I am typing it on a smart phone since we are traveling right now).