Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hurry Up to Wait

Today as I entered the Mayo Clinic underground parking garage, it was so full, I decided to take my chances and try to find a parking space close to the elevators... I was blessed today I found a space right next to the elevator. Hopefully this will be an indication of how the rest of my day will go.
I'm waiting in NUCLEAR MEDICINE for an injection.  1st I have to fill out some paper work, it brings a smile to my face, the heading read PRE-PREGNANCY ASSESSMENT ha ha I thought to myself
The beautiful waiting area at Mayo Clinic

This did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling as I waited

Bone Scan Machine I used today
"Those eggs are hardboiled"  Just as I finish the assessment, Jimmy Buffet came an sat down next to me he had "the hat" "the shirt" and "the laid back" attitude, maybe he will make us all laugh as we wait.  Right now my hip is really hurting, I think it's going to be a long day at Mayo, I need to find some humor where ever I can.
I keep seeing people coming out of the room with a sign on the door that reads CAUTION RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS.... what is going on in there?  Well there goes Jimmy Buffet.. now they call my name... Boy there is something about being told " we're now going to inject you with NUCLEAR MEDICINE"  As the medicine goes in, I suddenly wonder if I'm supposed to expect anything to happen like my eyelashes falling out, or my insides burning from inside out...I said to  myself "Oh Monya, stop it, you've made it through worse than this, pull it together"   
Now I'm waiting, I've become a professional at waiting.  It's been 2 hours since my injection, I'm walking talking and still have all my eyelashes, all's good so far.
When I'm called to go back for the bone scan, I was surprised that I was not asked to take any clothes off, I think this is a History Making day for Me at Mayo, I have never come here and not had them ask to undress from the waist up or waist down, today my bone scan is done without taking anything off, except for my necklace.  The bone scan consists of laying very still on a table that will slowly scan my entire body, it takes about 20 minutes.  Then the doctor asked for more pictures of my hip, this took another 20 minutes.  Finally, the doctor was satisfied with all the pictures and said my doctors office will call me when the results are in, so again we are waiting.

As I write this today, Mayo Clinic Called from the Breast Clinic and said the bone scan was NEGATIVE for bone cancer, but that they will do an MRI on Friday.  I am so happy about this news, still I need to know why I am having this horrible pain in my right hip. Maryann said we will find out and get it treated.  Thank you to all of you who fasted and prayed we are overwhelmed with the Love and Support we have received.


Anonymous said...

This is the most wonderful news!!! I am so thrilled. xoxoxox

Tracey said...

That's awesome Monya!! I am so happy for you!

Teri said...

I had radioactive iodine treatments twice to kill my thyroid. Isn't it weird how it is so dangerous but I didn't feel weird at all. Hope all is well with you, we're still praying for you. Just hope you don't need a hip replacement, that would be terrible. Love ya!

Wendi said...

Hooray, Hooray, Hooray, tender mercies, I love that news. I have been holding my breath and praying with you. I am so glad it was negative. I really hope that they can find what it is and get you some relief. You are amazing.

Kara Herron said...

What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. ;-)

Sister Survivors

Robin said...

Checking your blog for good news is the first thing when I returned from my trip tonight. What a perfect ending to a good day.