Thursday, February 2, 2012

Biopsy Went Beautifully

(written by Jen Kwiatek)

Jenn just got back to me safe and sound. Thank God. She came around the corner in the stretcher laughing with the nurse. Shocker.

Her radiologist is something else. His name is Dr. David Dubois. He did his residency and medical school at Georgetown University along with a Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.

She said the biopsy was uncomfortable but not horrible. She said it felt like someone slammed her shoulder and chest in a door. Some fluid came up into her mouth which she said tasted a bit like bile. The doctor explained that her lung is partially collapsed, but that this isn't unusual. That it should re-inflate itself, but if not that they would insert a tube. (All very normal.) She will be achy over the next 24 hours and perhaps spit up some blood. (All very normal.) Now, we won't have results on the biopsy until Monday, so keep those positive vibes coming.

They did an x-ray of her chest and plan to watch her over the next four hours. She is in great spirits and actually wanted me to go get us Chick-fil-a, so we went to town on a number 2 and number 6.

She is such a trooper. Everyone who meets her here at the hospital is just in awe.

Feel free to reach out to her once she's home--after 6pm.

1 comment:

  1. Jenn, the friendship you two share is just amazing to me. I don't know either of you. but we have a few friends in common. My sister brought me to this blog when we were waiting on my mom to get results from her barium swallow of her sm bowel. She has just finished her month round of chemo and radiation for her second bout of cancer. First was lung, 6 years ago! and this time, pancreatic cancer. We are staying positive. But I have to admit, sharing Jenn's story with everyone is just so touching. I am crying with you for both of us. I am praying for you to get thru this with flying colors!! From the time of my mom's biopsy, her friends sent her cards daily to remind her of her beauty, her strength,her perseverance, and most of all, the love and compassion and support that she needed. If you send me your address, I will do my best to get cards out to you.
    Like I said I don't know you, but I just wanted you to know, that you are strong, beautiful and spectacular mother and wife,daughter, bestfriend, and with everyones support, you will beat this!!! I love you both gals!!!