Friday, March 23, 2012

Mission Aborted

I went in today for an MRI led biopsy on my right side, which by-the way is cool how they do this procedure. It's a little difficult to describe, so I will spare the details and cut to the point. After taking the initial images for the graph, the radiologist looks over the images to decide on a point of entry. She comes back in the MRI room to tell me the "area of concern" is basically not big enough for a biopsy AND she did not feel it was of major "concern" due to its size. She also suggested whenever I do begin chemo that it will go away if in fact it is cancerous. She even suggested it could be part of a nerve or a random speck of tissue. Otherwise, there is no need to do anything about it. I was VERY happy to hear this.

As for the tumor board, there was a little mix up, so my case will not be presented until the next time. Apparently they needed my tissue slides, and well, I have them. Oops! I needed them for my next couple appointments I have scheduled for a 2nd and 3rd opinion. Things happen for a reason, right?! =)

Hope every one has a great weekend. I think we are going to plan a little "getaway" tomorrow to relax. This week has been a roller coaster, and I am emotionally exhausted.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying this little bug of mine. Love her to death! =)



  1. Allyson,

    Now that my tears have dried up.....I wanted to reach out and say I am thinking of you, your family and Trevor. I''m so sorry to hear this news and frankly I'm in shock. I am sure it is killing your parents that they are not there to hold your hand through each step of the way! You are an amazing young woman with an amazing support system and I have full confidence you will beat this! I will pray for you and watch for more good news on your journey.......cancer sucks! Hang in there and stay positive. You can do this!

    P.S Trevor sounds like a real gem. I'm so glad you have him!

    April Schmaltz

    1. Thank you April for your support words and thoughts! It is definitely tough being away from family, but we speak on the phone daily. I am able to have them on speaker phone in each doctor visit so they are kept in the loop about things. Once I go through surgery and recovery is when I will really need them around the most. In the meantime, Trevor is definitely a taking great care of me. He's such a trooper. =)

  2. The girls at bootcamp passed along your blog address. When you had mentioned the soreness in your chest at camp that day we all thought the chances of it being anything serious were slim to none. I am so sorry that you are having to go through all this, we are all thinking of you and praying for the best possible outcome. You are one of the fittest people i have ever met so i know you are going to kick some cancer butt!

    laura (Australia)

  3. Hey Laura! I'm so glad all you girls are keeping up with me. I really do appreciate all the support! Thanks so much for the supportive words...they genuinely are appreciated and go along way. Hopefully I will be able make it one of the Thursday runs soon. =)