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.