We spent yesterday morning at the cancer center in town where my wife got her biopsy for a suspicious "something" in her breast. When she came out, she was pale and nauseous from the pain. She had no idea that the procedure would be so painful.
She was given one shot of Lidocaine and then a 200 lb. nurse pressed on her breast as hard as he could. This was followed by four cores being taken and finally a clip put into the suspicious area found by ultrasound. One of the cores and the clip placement caused her to almost levitate off the table from pain. Modern medicine has come a long way, but it would seem that pain management still needs some work, especially because some areas of the body are more sensitive to pain, such as those with more nerves. And the breast is certainly one of those sensitive areas.
Anyway, she got through all of that but was in a lot of pain on the way home. She wasn't given anything for the pain but told to take Tylenol which she bought at the pharmacy and promptly took. The pain continued on the way home. At home, she was miserable. Finally, after putting an ice pack on the area, she was able to sleep. She will not have results until later today or tomorrow.
Today, she is busy working in the backyard, putting in perennials around the various beds. It is a beautiful day. Spring is glorious here in this part of the world. So many green sprigs, so many azaleas and flowering shrubs, and days that are warm with cool nights.
Please keep my wife in your thoughts. I honestly don't know what I would do without her. And also think of my first sponsor who is having a hard time with the chemo treatment for his lung cancer. He is now being helped through Hospice and has decided to not continue the treatments because of how sick he feels. I haven't fully grasped the outcome of this. Right now, all of us are taking this one day at a time.