Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Box of crayons

Melissa's bone marrow biopsy went off without a hitch today. They had booked the Hematology Clinic's Head of Nursing to do the procedure. She's the same one who did her first biopsy at Rush. A big, burly, irish woman named Sharon. After the last mucked-up biopsy, we made sure to get someone with fantastic forearm strength - and Sharon did not disappoint. I'm afraid I don't know any more of the details; today was the first day of our "Creative Summit" at work and I had a presentation scheduled for the exact time of Melissa's procedure. So, I'm typing this on the train after 13 hours at work.

Melissa stopped by to see me after she was done at the hospital and had nothing but good things to say. Said it hurt a bit more than before but it was worth it to get it done in one try. She was also pretty drugged up when she stopped by, so she didn't say much else. It was fantastic to see her, though - it was hard not to be by her side the whole time. That really calmed my nerves for the rest of the day.

She's scheduled to go in to the hospital on Monday for her final round of consolidation chemo. Hopefully, she'll be getting out on Friday.

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