On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Liver biopsy scheduled December 11, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 7:49 pm

I made some calls yesterday and today to get  my liver biopsy scheduled.  I have had so many scans that I made friends with the technicians and my favorite tech helped move the paperwork through for me.  So I’m scheduled for Monday morning.  I wanted to get it done soon so I can stop stressing over it and enjoy the holiday. 

I have to get some blood work done Friday – general stuff and to check how well my blood is clotting.  Monday morning we have to be at the hospital at 8:30.  The procedure itself takes around an hour, then I have to wait in the recover room for a few hours to make sure I’m feeling OK.  My doctor has given me the OK to take some Xanax the night before so I can sleep and a double dose before the test in the morning.

After the biopsy the samples will be sent for testing which should take about 3 weeks.  By mid to late January the results should be back.

I’m really nervous about the procedure, but it feels good to be getting things done.  I had chemo today too, everything went well. 


6 Responses to “Liver biopsy scheduled”

  1. Jennifer Gilbertson Says:

    As always, I appreciate your updates, Karissa. It sure will be good for you to get this out of the way before you take your Christmas vacation in Florida–which we are soooo jealous of, by the way! The New Year will bring new results and hopefully all positive outcomes. Regardless, we ARE HERE as your family ANYTIME, only just an e-mail or phone call away for any support that you need. Always remember that…Christmas Love & Hugs, Jennifer, Jay and Kids 🙂 =) 😉

  2. Jennifer Gilbertson Says:

    Had to comment, “Yeah, I’m Number One to respond this time–hehehe!!!” 😛

  3. Aunt Amy Says:

    We will be thinking about you. Let me know if you need a babysitter!

  4. Clarke, Wilford E Says:

    Good to hear and it’ll be nice to have the holidays open. Love Dad @ Tina

  5. Robin Says:

    So glad to hear about this and the genetic testing. I kept telling Simone our elf you needed it so Santa must have delivered early 😉

    Glad this is happening Monday and you can enjoy the rest of the holidays. Sending big hugs and calming thoughts.

  6. Aunt Cindy Says:

    so glad to hear you have it scheduled. You will be in my thoughts as always.

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