I had what is supposed to be my last lumber puncture on July 28. Since it was my last LP, we decided we needed to get some pictures of the process. The doctor would not let my mom come in, but agreed that one of the techs, Kent, could be our photographer. I always had my face in a pillow and happy drugs running through my veins (for most LPs); so, the pics allow me to see the process from a different angle. An angle that makes me understand some things a bit better.
Still putting in the Mt. Dew. The doc would inject it slowly to help maintain balance in my spine.
After each outpatient LP, mom and I would head to Greg and Charise's house. I would sleep for a good 2-3 hours. When Charise got home from work she would make a wonderful meal and someone took a picture if a camera was around. We would eat and then laugh at Greg's antics. I am very appreciative of the number of times we have been welcomed into Greg and Charise's home. I am blessed with a wonderful family!
THINGS TO COME: Bone marrow biopsy next Thursday. Chimerism tests. Pentostatin. DLI.