Friday, April 2, 2010

The Best Medicine

The official medical word is that there was no cancer in either the colon or the small bowel. However, 12/25 lymph nodes were positive for metastatic carcinoid tumor. The tumor board meets on Wed. to decide the next course of action.

The official word from a priesthood blessing has a much brighter outlook and brought us all closer to the spirit as well as a lot of comfort.

For more details, call me. Otherwise, know this: The gospel is true. The priesthood is a power that can create worlds and can heal my sister.

There may be a long road ahead, but this knowledge will see me through, as will my faith in the savior Jesus Christ, who willingly took all sin and suffering upon himself so that I could be with my family forever.

On a lighter note: I finally saw a surgeon for my shoulder (yay). Diagnosis: Rotator cuff inflammation (not the official diagnosis, that is my interpretation). He says I'm too young to have an actual tear. Yay, I'm too young for something! So, I got a steroid injection, a Rx for antiinflammatories (which I may or may not be able to take due to previous stomach surgery), and a Rx for physical therapy with my bishop. I hear he's good!

I really dug my surgeon. We talked a bit, he is turning 40 this year. When I was receiving my shot I told him I thought the shot felt funky. He says, and I quote, "funky cole medina." To which I replied, "Dude, you ARE turning 40." We got a laugh outta that. We also talked about my occupation as a transcriptionist and he asked if I ever type his reports. I do. Then I made a couple of suggestions to help his reports be better and he called me, in a reverent voice, "a genius."

He and I will be close friends, I can tell.

4 comments:

mom/Janet said...

I've been wondering how it went. I will be calling you.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are moving in a more positive direction. I'm sure it will by no means be easy...but I to am grateful for Priesthood intervention during times such as these. Amy is an amazing woman and I'm glad Heavenly Father realizes that we really need her here with us!

I hope that the treatment on your shoulder goes well and that you can start to feel a little less old.

Becky said...

Julie has been keeping me updated. I'm glad to read your updates as well. We are praying for the best.

Awesome interaction with your surgeon! Hilarious!

Rachelle said...

sending prayers up for you and your family.