Thursday, June 5th, 2008
I don’t remember a lot of what happens next. It is all in bits and pieces, floating around in my head. I am on morphine. They try to administer my first blood transfusion to treat my severe anemia, but are unable to find a good vein. I have been poked over and over again. My biggest fear before cancer was needles. After going through cancer I can watch them draw my blood without flinching. My legs are wrapped in bandages to treat the edema and I am on blood thinners. A needle biopsy of my tumor is scheduled. The doctors inform my parents that I won’t remember a thing. They are very wrong. I was distraught during and after the procedure. We won’t receive the results for a couple days.