In the future, when your wonderful mother asks you to be with her to hold her hand during her bone marrow biopsy, please remember to avert your eyes from the entire procedure.
For when you see this device protruding from the lower back/upper hip region of the one who gave you life, you will faint.
And then, once you are seated and have regained your bearings, do not look into the petrie dish containing bone marrow or you will faint once again.
But seriously, while I may make light of it at times, my mother is battling into her seventh year of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
The picture at the top of this post is the Van Elslander Cancer Center at St. John Hospital in Detroit where she is a patient and will be beginning her sixth cycle of chemotherapy at the end of the month. If you remember, please keep her in a prayer or two if you get a chance. Thanks!