I continued to be NPO all day, because they didn't want me eating before the cervical spinal puncture, either. Around 1:30 I went to the special procedures unit for the puncture. They did it using xray, so they could see exactly where the needle was going. They were able to get some spinal fluid, and will have the results in the next couple of days. All I know now is that they said there were a lot of lymph cells in the fluid, so it's looking more and more like what we expect--that the mantle cell is back. It was an interesting procedure, and not as scary (or painful) as I expected.
I had to lie flat for 2 hours after the procedure to keep from getting a bad headache, but had a radiation treatment directly after the puncture. They were able to keep me flat, though, but the radiation took forever today. My lower back and coccyx were killing me by the time they finished because of having to lie for so long on the hard metal table. They were having trouble seeing what they were looking for, and getting me lined up properly. After awhile I was having muscle spasms that made me move, which only made things harder. They finally did finish the treatment though. I have another one tomorrow.
By the time I could sit up, it was dinner time. I ordered dinner and ate every bite of it, I was so hungry!
I watched a bit of TV and knitted some more, then Kelly came over to see me for awhile. She just left a few minutes ago. She is such a sweetheart. I hate for her to be out driving so late, but I really enjoyed her visit.
If all goes well tomorrow, they will look at letting me go home in the afternoon. I am so ready!
Prayers continue to be much appreciated. Thank you!