Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Inside AviatorDave

internal photography
internal photography,
originally uploaded by gail on the web.
Photos taken during David's biopsy this morning.

The offending tissue is in the centre of the photograph; an analysis will be ready in 48 hours. All indications from the biopsy point to lymphoma in its early stages, as David mentioned here. Probably the most critical piece of information gleaned via the scope is that the enlarged lymph nodes are in the same general area and haven't spread around his body (Stage 3). We'll see what the doctor says after the biopsy results are released, but the preliminary reports align with the better-case scenario -- that of a treatable condition.

I took David home a while after the sedative wore off. He's groggy and sore, but otherwise in good spirits. We were at the hospital for 6am, so I'm pretty groggy, too. I'll write more later.

For now, I'd like to thank all our family and friends for the words of encouragement and support. It's all very uplifting and we look forward to our wedding celebrations, where we can thank many of you in person. We'll have that much more to celebrate.