3 MRIs, 2 CT scans, a bone scan and an absurd amount of blood later, we are now signed up for a core biopsy.
We met with a wonderful orthopedic oncologist this morning who was much more calm because he’s accustomed to seeing tumors vs. my sweet orthopedic surgeon who said he’s only seen a few in his entire career (thus the hugs, numerous “I’m so sorry’s”, the receptionist-who I now love- in tears and not having to pay for my appointment!)
So, while this doctor wasn’t as alarmed by my case, he did confirm that the tumor is 8.7 cm and is something to be concerned about.
I’ll have a core biopsy early next week and should have a final diagnosis 2-days later.
The current prayer is that the core biopsy will get enough bone tissue to diagnose me (hopefully with a benign bone tumor) vs. taking a larger portion out, he’s afraid that would break my humerus bone because so much of it has been eaten by the tumor.
So, that’s the update! We couldn’t be any more grateful for each prayer that each person has lifted up for us.
From the time Joel and I said our last prayer in the car and read Psalm 143 one more time together and stepped into Steadman Hawkins we felt no fear, distress or anything! We were securely wrapped in God’s peace. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! And thank you for ministering to us!!