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Biopsy on Friday - can I please request Pink Bus again

CypressCynthia's picture
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I feel like I am getting greedy about hogging the Pink Bus,  but could I maybe at least request the Pink Pedicab on Friday?  I have never had a liver biopsy and could use a hand to hold. 

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What a timely post CC! I had a liver biopsy 2 weeks ago. It really was a breeze. Probably one of the least problematic of the many tests, scans, procedures, surgeries I have had these last several years.

Several days prior to the biopsy I had blood work done - specifically the PT & PTT tests. The liver is very vascular and they want to make sure that your blood is going to clot. Basically they don't want you to bleed out on their table. I also watched a YouTube video of a liver biopsy and read up about it.

On the day of the biopsy I went to the Radiology Dept. of my local hospital. I met with the interventional radiologist who was going to perform the biopsy. After that we went to the procedure room and I was given an IV. A technician did an ultrasound to locate my liver. Fentanyl and Versed were put through the IV. The skin was numbed with Lidocaine. The radiologist did his own ultrasound and then said, "Hold your breath. When you hear the click that means the sample is being taken." It took a few seconds. I had been worried that I would not be able to hold my breath long enough but I was just fine. It didn't hurt a bit. A wad of gauze was placed over the site and held in place with tape. I was then sent to a room to be observed for a couple of hours - the bleeding issue you know. After that I was discharged. My husband and I stopped for lunch on the way home. I never even had to take Tylenol afterward.

You are certainly welcome to the Pink Bus or even the Pedicab but I think you may not even need it. I will be thinking of you.


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Glad to hear Irene's comforting words about her liver biopsy.  We'll all be there--whether by bus, train, plane or bike--holding your hand, giving warm hugs and thinking good thoughts.

Hugs, Renee

CypressCynthia's picture
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Thank you soooo much Irene for posting.  The fear of the unknown is the worst, isn't it.  This MB is golden!!!

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leave without ME  Laughing   I will keep you in my prayers ... as always.

I will save the most comfortable seat on the bus for you!



sea60's picture
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I'm bringing my rolling ice chest so you won't lack for anything! Most of all you have all our prayers, love and support.


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I think we're ready to roll.  Irene, thanks for giving us the scoop on a liver biopsy.  I would have imagined far worse.  Who is Eileen?  Linda


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glad that they are moving so quickly on all of it.  Still hoping for a good outcome!  Don't think we will all fit in the pedicab.  Hopefully you can keep yourself occupied until then, wish it was tomorrow for you.



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We are here and not going anywhere. So with that said, what in the world is a Pedicab? Did you just

coin this phrase? I am picturing women in yellow cabs all over NYC gettin a pedicure while on route to

their destination. What a time saver... no sudden stops, aaaah you ruined it!!!

Make sure you tell us you are alright on Friday. We will hold your hand throughout it all. Heck you

may have to shake us off.




CypressCynthia's picture
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Ayse, Here is a photo of a pink pedicab just for you.  Lol, it might be a crowded trip to the biopsy! Smile

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My flight will take a few hours, and then there I will be, dearest!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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I'm in too CC.  Good luck on Friday.  



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you - EVER.  Count me in!

Gentle hugs, prayers and positive thoughts dear Sister.

Vicki Sam

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Of course you need a hand to hold. Now you've got many. Including mine:)




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... HOPING for you, CC.

Kind regards, Susan

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I'll be on that bus with everyone else. We will all be thinking of and praying for you during your biopsy.



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I'm going to bring some booze so your liver will present itself front and center for the biopsy! 

Seriously, Eileen, I will definitely be there with you in spirit on Friday.  I hope everything goes without a glitch.


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will be on the bus. Since I retired I love taking road trips. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and my hand will be there for you to hold.



mommaellen's picture
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Good Luck on Friday.  Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

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I will pray all goes well for you CC~ I love that the timing of your request , with an answer from Irene that was so wonderfully descriptive really shows what kind of support one can receive here~ when i read her post, it seemed to answer the unknowns. No one likes a biopsy, but I hope yours goes just as smoothly, and someone will  take you out to lunch!!

~~hugs, M

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Count me in, I wouldn't miss it!!

Many thoughts and prayers,


Pinky68's picture
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Sorry, double post

(I'll be on each side of you holding your hand)!


Count me in, I wouldn't miss it!!

Many thoughts and prayers,


SIROD's picture
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The history of the Pink Bus summons it this way that "it was devised for us to support and surround those who needed it most, whether with goodies or heartfelt wishes"  So there will be no pink pedicab because this requires the big pink bus to fit in all our good wishes for you and our goodies. 


When it is over, I will be waiting with hot cafe au lait and a croissant. 


I am hoping that there will be another answer to what is going on.  Either way, we are all with you from the time you walk in the door until you walk back out.


Sending a basket of hopeful wishes too,




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I'll be there...count on me...



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I'll be on the bus wishing every good thing! xoxoxo Lynn

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We can even put your name on the side if it makes you feel better.  I will definitely be on the bus and I will hold your hand during the biopsy.  I never had a liver biopsy but my lung biopsy was done under conscious sedation and I never felt anything.  I am praying you get good news!



CypressCynthia's picture
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I love you all!  I know you will be with me on Friday; I know that I will feel you all! 

I saw my oncologist on Tuesday.  He has me on femara and is working on getting me the afinitor (insurance approval).  I am eager to get back in the ring and fight.  How could I lose surrounded by such dear friends?!

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Thinking of you tomorrow, hoping surgery will go smoothly and recovery will be uneventful.

Sounds like you have a good plan with Femara and Afinitor.  

We will all be there in spirit.


Gentle hugs,


CypressCynthia's picture
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Thanks Doris!  Next hurdle is insurance approval for afinitor.  Thinking of you too and I know we will get through this together.

Lynn Smith
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I am little late in getting myself in gear but I'll be there.Will be Praying the test/tests will come out with good news.


That's good info Irene has about the test you're getting.I would've thought it would be much much worse. Seems invasive but I guess just like a simple X ray although they might need to do some extra pics etc I think Doctor's offices should explain the tests somewhat before we get them.I had on doctor's office do that once. They went over with me what to expect.

Lynn Smith  

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I am onboard, I have been thinking of you and praying for our CC. every day

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