The paper they gave us after the biopsy said that results could take two weeks. However, I have browsed through a few websites about core needle biopsies and read that a straightforward result should take 2-4 days, and a result needing more complicated testing could take up to ten days.
Something occurred to me yesterday afternoon that unsettled and unnerved me.
I suddenly realized that since Sarah is now an adult, the doctor will be calling her with the biopsy results instead of Steve or me.
There has been no word Sarah’s biopsy which is no surprise since they said it would take two weeks. But I guess I always hope for earlier news.
She’s in happy spirits and is surrounded by love and prayers from so many people, including our wonderful church family and our sweet blog friends. Thank you for all your compassionate, encouraging comments; I have read them all several times and will try to go back through and reply to some more when I have a chance.
You all have been amazingly sweet to our family this week with so many comments, prayers, emails, texts, and hugs sent from many parts of the world. We are humbled and overwhelmed and so very grateful to know that we have so many dear friends, many of whom we’ve never even met–but who are so special to us, all the same.
Sarah and I were sitting quietly in the car together Wednesday, just before going inside for her biopsies. I was thinking about how nervous and afraid she must be and thought it might comfort her if we prayed together briefly. When I turned in my seat to take her hand, I was absolutely stunned.
Sarah made it to her first day of her second semester today, carrying on her body the trauma of eight biopsies.
Not feeling great (and breaking my heart–truth be told) but doing her best.
Sarah and I just got home about 7 p.m.; we had a good morning but there were many tears and travails in the afternoon and evening.
When we walked in the house tonight, Steve had already left for our Wednesday night church service but he left this on the kitchen counter to greet us.