Admitted to the Hospital

So I’ve been admitted to Emory University Hospital.

They’re needing to do a bone marrow biopsy, echo cardiogram, full body CT (I think CT)* scan, and larger surgical biopsy of the tumor. The doctor thinks I’ll need to be hospitalized through this week. Hopefully I’ll be out by the weekend.

Also, they gave me morphine. I thought the morphine would totally annihilate my pain, but it’s not. Although I care less about the amount of pain I’m in. That’s kinda progress.

[*Edit: After talking to a couple doctors here, clarified it isn't going to be a full-body CT scan but a PET scan.]

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37 Responses to Admitted to the Hospital

  1. Hopefully they’ll find out what needs to be done to kick its ass, Eugie. Wishing you all the best!

  2. Keeping you in my thoughts, and wishing you the best!

  3. Jerry Maynor says:

    Good luck with things Eugie. If you or Matt need anything remember I’m just around the corner. I’m unemployed right now so I have a bit of time on my hands if there is anything I can do to help.

  4. Martha Linbo-Terhaar says:

    Sending you love, and hope for you to have as little pain with this as possible.

  5. Cassy Gordon says:

    Well, progress is progress. Morphine sadly doesn’t always work, do not be afraid to ask for something different. Get a pain specialist involved if need be. Also, make damn sure to get a pro on the bone marrow biopsy. Seriously, can not stress that enough. I am very sorry you have to have the bone marrow biopsy. If there’s anything you need, please let me know. *Hugs*

  6. Jeri Klein says:

    1) thank you for keeping your virtual friends and family up to date.
    2) yes that is major progress. Focus on healing. And reward yourself for any little positive steps. The little things are really the big ones.
    3) i think we need a eugie fanclub handshake.
    4) You’ve got this. Blessed be <3

  7. *sends Eugie Foster anti-C vibes*

  8. I hope you are done soon and get some relief. I worry about you. Sending healing energy and lots of hugs

  9. Teresa Bigbee says:

    Sorry you have to undergo more surgery but hopefully that will be the last of it and once all the tests are done they can start treatment. Do ask for more/different pain meds if the morphine doesn’t work. They should be able to find something to help. Sending all good things your way.

  10. Very best thoughts with you.

  11. Shae Connor says:

    Please let me know if you feel up for visitors at any point over the next couple of days. I work right next door, after all. :)

  12. Janice Clark says:

    Thanks for keeping us posted. You have a huge fan club holding good thoughts and prayers for you.

  13. Derwin Mak says:

    Wishing for all the best for you.

  14. Sooooo…. Lemons into lemonade: you get a few days off and tons of fun drugs. Time to try out that dragon software that takes dictation! This will be the craziest Eugie Foster novel ever!

  15. Ken Schneyer says:

    Kick its butt, Eugie.

  16. Beth Rempe says:

    Thinking about you…

  17. Let us know if you want any real food brought/smuggled in. This sounds like progress, however unpleasant and pokey. Hang in there.

  18. Sending some positive thoughts your way.

  19. Thinking of you, Eugie. *HUGS*

  20. Mind over body. You can do this, Eugie… I know you can.

  21. Keel says:

    you are loved be strong believe

  22. Leigh says:

    Thinking of you and sending all the positive thoughts I can.

    Also, tell them if the morphings isn’t doing the trick. There are other pain meds – not all work for everyone.

  23. Wishing you only and always the best …

  24. Sending good thoughts your way, Eugie. Get well real soon!

  25. Debbie Kuhn says:

    Sending you warm hugs and positive thoughts.

  26. You’re in my thoughts, Eugie. I’ve spoken of you and the situation to the Tales to Terrify listeners over the last three weeks, and I know they’re thinking of you as well. All the best.

  27. You’re in my thoughts every day.

  28. Val Grimm says:

    Wishing you healing in spirit and body.

  29. Val Grimm says:

    Wishing you healing in spirit and body.

  30. Wendy S Delmater says:

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. Liam Fisher says:

    Morphine removes the caring, yes. Just remember to breathe.

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