Monday, August 24, 2009

The Clot Thickens

Update from Jess:
The last couple days Mom's neck has been hurting, very tender to the touch and hurts to swallow. Today she got in touch with Bridget at UCSF and Bridget ordered an ultra sound to see what was going on. Results were sent to Dr Garley and Bridget and they agreed that it was a blood clot. Mom was injected with blood thinner and sent home for bedrest with limited neck movement. Prayer requests: Please pray that the clot goes away in a timely fashion and doesnt affect the Sunday August 30 hospital admit date.


Brenda B. said...

Mrs. Harper,
Don't worry about prayers, you will always have a prayer; this is just a little rock on the way, but everything will turn out fine, because we are all praying for you.
God Bless,
Brenda Brito

Little Spouse in the Old House said...

What a sweet comment from Brenda! Yes you will always have our prayers too! Love, Janice

Neola said...

Glad you contacted your doctor and were able to get meds and find out what was causing the pain. Praying that the clot will go away and you can stay on schedule.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Harper,

You have been and will continue to be in our prayers. You are a wonderful, positive person and we know you'll be fine. I look forward to seeing you in January.

I am glad to be able to "be with you" through this whole process through your blog.

All of our love,

Yolanda Holmes & Family

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan..Just found your blog..I am a "Suzi"/ diagnosed at 53 in April, 04 and still kicking/getting it all done...Also had 2 auto stem cell xplants in 04 and 05...YOU CAN DO THIS.....YOU WILL GET THROUGH it...and you're right..while Myeloma is NOT (technically) curable, we are living WITH it, more and more of us... thanx to new meds and awareness of the disease..The LLS is a fabulous organization..You are in my thoughts and prayers...Suzi ( you would like to touch base...)

Jean said...

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All the best to you!