9-22-10 Wednesday

Status: 8.5/10.  Very Long day at Hopkins, didn’t get home until 7:30 PM, a little worn out.

Events:  An EKG, echocardiogram, pulmonary function tests, and a lumbar puncture.  It was the last procedure that did me in.  Couldn’t get into one interspace after several tries even with the use of fluoroscopy, tried the one above it, hit a nerve root (hard to adequately describe the sensation, but it’s like being electrocuted).   Watched a woman trip in the cardiology waiting room and face plant on the carpet.  I had to keep repeating she had tripped and not passed out to stop them from trying to give her CPR.

Comments: I could relate more, but on the advice of Lisa I’m going to just take it easy this evening.  Tomorrow we meet with our oncologist to talk about the upcoming transplant and hope to have some information on scheduling.




7 Responses to “”

  1. Art Ulene Says:

    You two are my heroes!

  2. wendy Says:

    oh poor baby… tell them to stop torturing you, cause you have an army of support that will go to battle for you..so they just better stop…..

  3. Margot Mahoney Says:

    “Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.” Amazing how you keep yours up. I think this is description is apt! Hope this day is going well.

  4. Peggie Neill Says:

    Bruce –
    Thinking of you and Lisa a lot, sending thoughts to carry at least a little of the load, and picturing when all of this will be behind you.

  5. Hildy Says:

    Bruce — Its great to see you had normal days going to Rachel’s school and such. We are thinking of you, and hope for the very best with the transplant!!!! Love, Hildy, Rich, Sam and Brady

  6. Freddy Says:

    I don’t care if you are scrawny and balding..it’s your inside that I love!
    You’ll be in my heart and mind and prayers ’til you are all well and home again.

  7. Gail Lehmann Says:

    Bruce, we are glad to hear that the transplant is on track for this week. Our thoughts are with you and know you will face it with strength and humor like you have done the past procedures.
    Much love,
    Gail & Mark

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