Today's agenda!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We started today off bright and early at the lab where they drew 11 viles of blood! We're chilling at the cafeteria now until I meet with the doctor at 7:45am (central time). The boys are having breakfast (they have the best omelets) and I'm not allowed to eat until after my biopsy. I'll have my kidney biopsy at 9 which will take up the remainder of the morning. At 4:30 I have a bone density test and I'm done for the day unless I try to reschedule some of tomorrows tests for today.
The kidney biopsy is a routine test I do every year, they numb up the area with anesthetic and place a needle about the size of a pencil eraser into the kidney and grab a tiny piece of tissue to examine under the microscope. They do that 3 or 4 times to make sure they have a couple good samples. They are looking for any scaring of the kidney or any recurrence of the disease my old kidneys had. We are praying they find neither. I've been feeling great so we have no reason to believe they will find anything but I still get nervous! We'll know the results at my final appointment tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks so much for your comments, I have lots of down time just waiting around for appointments so I love to read them!

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19 Responses to “ Today's agenda! ”

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your tests!
Carley

Ace1599 said...

Prayers everything goes well today and they find that Paco is doing his job! No sleepin on the job Paco!!

Bekki Miller said...

Saying prayers for you today Katie...

Anonymous said...

Best of Luck Katie!!! You are in my thoughts. I can't wait to check back and see everything turned out well!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Katie it's just a couple minutes before nine. I will cover you in prayer this morning ~ along with Robb and Grayden. Check out these verses when you are waiting: Ps. 29:11, Ps. 28:6-7 & Rom. 15:13. Love, Mom L.

lparsons15 said...

Good luck with all your tests!! I hope Paco is kicking butt in there and doing his job! I hope it all goes smoothly!

Annette said...

Praying all tests come back with great results!!!

Claire's World said...

Praying for you and your sweet family! Praying Romans 15:13 "May the God of Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Hope your day goes by quickly :)

Sarah said...

Thinking of you and your family and praying that all goes well.

Lori said...

Praying all goes well!!

sandy02 said...

Good luck!! :0)
Question though, is there no worry that them doing several biopsies a year will cause scarring in itself if that is what they are looking for?
Glad you are feeling better and hope the day goes quickly for you!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you on this day--medical tests can be the pits, but it sounds like you have a couple of great guys there to support you! And so sorry you missed out on the great omlettes... maybe you could talk those great guys of yours into taking you out for a FABULOUS dessert tonight.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you today! You are an amazing girl with a beautiful family. Many blessing to you all!

Andrea said...

Many Prayers and Many HUGS as you endure these tests. I'm praying that all is well and your kidney looks shiney and new :) Hang in there, as I know this is always scary, no matter how you feel.

Praying for you!

Jenn said...

Prayers and good thoughts for you and your family.

-Lauren said...

sending prayers.. good luck xo

Kristin said...

Praying for good results!!
The 11 viles of blood does not sound fun though!! Hang in there!

PPR said...

wow..praying for you and hope all goes well. Have a safe trip back!

Judy said...

HI Guys!

I hope you have a great report! I'm still amazed by transplants. God is SO AMAZING! Take care over there and coming back home to the neighborhood! :)