Friday, July 13, 2007

Thank God!!!

My niece came out of her bone biopsy this morning. They removed a significant section of her tibia for analysis. The surgeon said that although the bone has a lesion, all tests this morning were coming up benign. The previous diagnosis was something called a false positive (hopefully I'm stating that correctly).

Folks, my family doesn't have this kind of luck.

I'm not sure what all of this means exactly but it sounds like she will be okay. Whatever this tumor is about (and its damage to the bone) seems to be a serious issue that will have to involve further surgery and monitoring - but it's benign.

My Irish Catholic side makes me far too cautious about good luck to shout for joy.

But I'm shouting on the inside.

Thank you for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.


Michael said...

That's an excellent sign, EVI!! I'm really thrilled.
I understand your not wanting to jump to conclusions, and there's wisdom in that, I believe. I hope your celebrations are *official* within the next couple of days.

Thoughts and prayers work. I consider myself living proof.

Kranki said...

WOW! Just WOW!

Dr. Deb said...

Good news.

Ashley said...

Hi! I'm a lurker coming out to say hello! I love your blog and your take on life!

You can find my newly created blog at

Feel free to stop in and say hello!

east village idiot said...

michael - thanks. i'm feeling a bit bad about bringing everyone on for the ride with me via my blog. i just freaked out. I will be bit more reserved in the future.

kranki - tell me about it.

dr. deb - very good news.

ashley - welcome! I went to your blog and read the top 100 things we should know about you. I can't think of ten things someone should know about me - but that's because I'm 45 and have a short term memory...among other faults.

jodi said...

Yippee!! I am so happy for you all.

Michael said...


Please don't feel bad about "bringing everyone on for the ride."

We're all in life's shitstorm together. And we take an everyone-for -themselves attitude at our peril.

nejyerf said...

such good news!

and on friday the 13th too!!

jo(e) said...

Wow. What great news!

HAR said...

I am absolutely THRILLED to read this.
Absolutely agree with you too, it is so hard to just believe medical diagnosis'. Hopefully, and most likely, they are correct.
WE will still pray for your niece.

Guilty Secret said...

Great news :)