Friday, June 5, 2009

Old To New

Last week, our local oncologist set Krista up to get lab work done on the weeks between our visits to UCLA. I had forgotten to put this on our calendar, and I didn't realize that until last night. The good thing is that it is a "standing order" so we have some flexibility in getting it done. We planned on going in today.

It was a rainy morning, though, and that seemed to make getting going in the morning a little tough for Krista. The kids are graduating tomorrow -- from 5th grade and 2nd grade. Monica Stanton was taking our boys to their graduation rehearsal (thanks Monica!), so Krista didn't feel any urgency to get going until after they left. We got off to a late start and managed to find our way to the new lab that the oncology team is referring their patients to.

Going to a new location always seems to take longer, and this time was no exception. They couldn't find the order, so we had to wait a little extra while the oncology team faxed the order over. At least the facility and the staff were nice, though -- and we were the only ones there, so we didn't have to take any extra precautions with staying away from coughing patients. Since it's the weekend, we won't be getting the results back until Monday at the earliest... and then Wednesday we'll be heading down to UCLA to do it all over again.

Krista took a day off from the steroids today to see if it helped. Unfortunately, it didn't. In fact, she was feeling nauseated tonight so it looks like she's going to need to get back to a daily dose. If the steroids aren't the problem, it's possible that she's getting too much thyroid, since that can cause some of the same symptoms. We'll have her level checked when we go down to UCLA.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

1 comment:

The Potter Family said...

Hi Krista, we will see you Wed. It will be fun to see you guys again in clinic. love Julia and Tim.