Monday, August 24, 2009

We went over to the hospital this morning for the bone marrow aspiration and the RN told us that when a patient is about to undergo their stem cell transplant, they have to come over for bone marrow aspirations at least two times right before the proceduer is done.

Today was the regular bone marrow aspiration and it was done by a young man named Cameron who did a very good job and didn't hurt Tanner much at all. He said he got a good draw with LOTS of spicules! YEA!! They showed us the bone and blood that was drawn from Tanner's back and you could see lots and lots of white spicules.

Cameron said that the next aspiration will be for the gene array, which is what Dr. Barlogie uses to map out Tanner's treatment. If it goes as well as today, that will be a very good thing!

Knowing that his transplant and chemotherapy is coming up later this week, Tanner wanted to go, once again, for mexican food. I never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I'm really getting tired of mexican food. LOL! Funny coming from a woman who once went on vacation in San Antonio and ate mexican food for four days straight!! But seriously, knowing that Tanner is about to get pretty weak from the treatment that is coming in his near future, I wanted to take him to eat whatever he wanted today.

I need to file some of my paperwork away but wanted to take a moment and go ahead and update about how the bone marrow aspiration went this morning. I'd better get back to work now before Burce gets me... (Just kidding!)


  1. Tannerboy: I can tell from the look on your face that you are on your I right!!! Glad today is an easy one; I know you are not looking forward to the next round of chemo. I am praying it will be the last one you will have to endure.
    I am reading a great book titled "Believing God" that I received from Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. I like this "All you need to be a shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit (the Word of God)- Ephesians 6:16-17.
    Don't ever quit believing Tannerboy - you are destined for great things and will have a very big impact on all those you encounter. We love you. Granny and Pop

  2. Im glad to hear today went smooth...I pray the rest can go just as well. Keep your head up :)
    Luv ya,

  3. Tanner I heard Reba McEntire’s song today “You’re Gonna Be” and thought about you and Angie. It’s about a mother and what she saying to her child as he grows up. Here are the words to the chorus.

    You're gonna fly with every dream you chase
    You're gonna cry, but know that that's okay
    Sometimes life's not fair, but if you hang in there
    You're gonna see that sometimes bad is good
    We just have to believe things work out like they should
    Life has no guarantees, but always loved by me
    You're gonna be

    I do believe that this bad is going to turn out good for you because so many people who care about you do BELIEVE.

    Like so many other people have commented even when I'm not posting comments I'm always checking your blog for updates. I haven't figured out how to post comments from my phone but I can see the blog on it and check it several times a day.

    Keep being strong.

    Love you, Cathy

  4. Not a lot of people can pull off the buzzed look, but you look good. Wish I was closer, I'd make you mashed potatoes. Love you both

  5. i love all the comments from you all.. it makes me think of your faces and home and all the great family times weve had and will soon keep having.. i do want to start seeing each other more often... even if that means getting together at our house and just watching a movie lol probly not that but maybe a football game i know wayne would like that... but got to go now love you all very much