Making lemonade cupcakes out of lemons

Yesterday I had my liver biopsy done. Hands down the most painful procedure yet, I would rather have 10 eye injections back to back. My liver sits high in my abdomen, so the doctor actually had to go in between the ribs to get the 3 samples. Each sample would knock the wind out of me. Recovery felt like I had a truck sitting on my chest for the first hour. It later eased off. Today it’s very sore. It hurts to take deep breaths, cough, or hiccup. Certain movements or positions also cause discomfort. I should get those results back in 2-3 days…

While in recovery on bed rest my oncologist came in. We talked about treatment options and identified our 1st choice, 2nd choice, and so on.

During the conversation, she threw a curveball at us. Last Sunday I had an MRI on my pelvic area, for a pain that has been on and off for 2 months. The MRI showed there were many tumors in my pelvic bone, and that cancer has spread into the bones. I have also had these random knots appear all over my head in the past 2 months, she said those were tumors as well.

It’s been a lot for my family and I to take in.

With that being said here are the positives…

1. The bones won’t cause any harm, just some aches.

2. The treatments for the liver will also help the bones, it’s a 2 for 1 special.

3. It’s all caught really early.

4. I can still live a normal life.

With the positives outweighing the negatives I am feeling pretty good. I am back home in sunny Carolina, resting with my fur babies and flowers by my bed.

I’ll be back to work on Thursday for our classroom Christmas party!

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4 thoughts on “Making lemonade cupcakes out of lemons

  1. Sue says:

    Your positive attitude will serve you well, Summer Girl!
    Praying everyday for you! Everyone join me in prayers for Summer!
    Glad your home! Home will strengthen you!

  2. Jennifer Williams says:

    Summer, you are the strongest person I know. I am praying for you and your family. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. Jenny

  3. Mike Busch says:

    Heather, had my biopsy this summer. The good thing about the biopsy is it shows your make up and what type of treatment would be best. Everyone from the Cancer community tells me that the immune treatments are the best, they attack all the cancer in your body. My problem is that I also have Pulmonary Fibrosis, which means I really can’t have anything messing with my Immune system.
    You are a strong woman and your doctors will make the right decisions.

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