Jan 05, 2013 - 8:45 am
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I went to Charlie's folks for Christmas as usual. Shorter time though since I'm now working. (DAMN, that working does get in the way doesn't it?) My sister came down Thurs after Christmas and stayed till Sunday. I spent a quiet New Year's Eve with my boys and watching football! Well, now I need to ask for prayers for Steve, my best friend's husband. You know I did report that his needle biopsy showed scar tissue and inflammation but wanted him to see a pulmonolgist for follow up. Well they did and she ordered a pet scan to be sure. While they were told they got good samples from the needle biopsy they weren't optimal samples. Well, they got the results from the pet and one spot was reactive as Beki puts it. There are just two spots as opposed to three as originally thought. However Beki told me the pul. told them 4 lymph nodes were involved which of course doesn't sound good. They've never said it is cancer but something is growing as shown by the pet scan. Pul. did say it could be a fungus. So when I heard that, I thought, "Oh, I've heard about fungus and fungi somewhere". Then it hit me, here's where I've heard about it. SO, anybody out there heard or had experience with this and can fungi involve lymph nodes? They are going to schedule some sort of bronchoscope that has an ultra sound tip to it so they can zero in on it and depending upon what they find from that another type biopsy might have to be done. I hate this monster and so dread for Beki to have to go thru this although she may not quite the basket case I was! Also, it was 9 years ago yesterday that her mom passed away and she is an only child and has the responsibility for her 95 year old father. He still lives in his house and does pretty good. She has him over at her house 3/4 days a week and he spends the night with them. She hasn't told him anything about Steve as he tends to worry about everything like the time he woke up at 3:30 a.m. one Sun. morning and stayed awake because he worried he wouldn't hear the alarm in time to get to Sunday School at 9:30! So until they know there's something to worry about she's not saying anything to him about it which I think is a good idea. So please keep them in your prayers as I know you will and have been doing. Will keep you posted.
Now another question, I notice this site has been upgraded but when I signed on this morning and went head and neck forum I didn't see any posts from January yet. Latest one I saw was dated Dec. 12. Anything up with that because I know a few days ago I read the posts from Vivian about David and Christmas and New Years but didn't see that listed. Just wondered if there's a new trick to see the latest. Also, it seems to a bigger font although this is smaller font. Anyway let me know and have a wonderful weekend. Love y'all and God Bless!