By Dawn’s Early Light

DSC_7805Today is biopsy day. An entire day out of our way-too-short lives that will be spent in the hospital. So that Shel could have breakfast before the 6:00 a.m. eat-nothing deadline, we arose blearily in the dark and staggered about for a while before settling down with coffee and the paper. So comforting, that daily ritual. Even on a day not like all the other days, we can take refuge in reading about the events of a world other than the cancer hospital.

Normally a biopsy is to learn whether you have cancer, but for us there’s no secret there. Today it’s to extract a bit of tumor from inside Shel’s chest to use for gene sequencing, in case he has a genetic mutation that would allow for the possibility that one of the new targeted drugs could help him. A day in the hospital, then eight weeks to wait for the result. Weeks. Eight. Waiting.

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6 Comments on “By Dawn’s Early Light”

  1. Alain LAURENT Says:

    Nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous, pensons très fort à vous.croisons les doigts pour que tout aille le mieux possible…
    Sincères amitiés
    Alain et marie France

  2. Henk and Greta Says:

    Together with you we hope for the best and send you both a big, big hug!!!
    Lots of love!!

  3. Janan Henry Says:

    Thinking about both of you and sending positive thoughts.

  4. Ujwala Says:

    Lots of love Abra, both of you… les doigts sont bien croisee.. bisous

  5. Ginger Says:

    … beautiful sunrise here on BI this morning. So enjoy your posts. Thinking of both of you this morning.

  6. Smithy Says:

    I admire you both, tremendously. I wish I could do more than send positive thoughts, love, warmth and long-distance hugs. Since I can think of nothing more, I’ll do that.


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