Hi there, well tomorrow (Tuesday) I get to go to the hospital and get a procedure done that will remove the fluid that has collected in the pleura around my right lung. I was going to show a picture from Google but they all looked a little worse than it actually is. The procedure is called Thoracentesis.
I would have to sit in a chair and lean forward with my arms on a pillow on a table and they would stick a long needle in the back off to the side between the ribs. So I get to wear a lovely hospital gown on top and keep my regular clothes on the bottom. :) It takes about 20 mins to 30 mins. Then after they need to keep an eye on me for about an hour. They need to see if more fluid builds up and if it does how quick it does.
Then it goes to pathology to have it checked for cancer cells. Then they can tell what type of cancer. This they can tell right away. They also have to take a little longer to examine it to tell what stage it is in. I have a friend that is taking me and bringing me home.
Then when I get back its right to taking care of my hubby. I talked to a lady today and she is going to start checking around to find a place for him to live. Please pray that is works outs sooner than later. :)
Gotta run. Lots to do and have to get a good sleep tonight. Wish me luck on that. lol
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