Thursday, February 3, 2011

Everything Happens For A Reason

I'll go to the end of this story first. All clear, nothing to worry about! The best words I've heard in a long time.

I've been talking a lot about this. And what a wild ride it's been!

Afte a routine mammogram in late October I got a call saying they "saw something" & I needed to come back so they could take another look. Sure enough there it was, a small lump. Couldn't feel it, no pain ,nothing. In fact, they said it was probably there last year & they missed it. Gulp!

Long story short, through several months of medical facility miscommunications, I had a lumpectomy last week(January 25th to be exact). Like I said at the beginning, all clear, all good. During the October-January timeline my stomach was like a washing machine & my head would not be quiet! I will freely admitt that Zanax was my new BFF(best friend), don't know how I could have done it without her. So if I seemed a little "off", this is why. What's "normal" anyway?

I'm telling my story to encourage every woman to take care of themselves. Have your mammogram every year. It's worth the squish!

My sense of humor is still intact & life is good.

This is what I woke up to yesterday. The picture was taken from my deck. Ahh, one of the reasons I love my little house on Camano. Moments like this remind me I have many things in my life to be thankful for!

Quilts are calling & someone wants to Skype with Nana!


Pam said...

So glad that all is well!! Hope to see you next week at the LA meeting....

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry, I'm sure your stomach has been in knot's lately! I'm glad it turned out for the good! Hope to see you soon,

Sue said...

oh my, I was reading the blogs on quilters blog and saw yours. my head started to spin again, I just went in for my yearly mammogram this past monday, tuesday they called me to come back for another one, so today(thursday) I went back and had another mammogram done, then I had to do a ultrasound, there it was a black spot, it was not on the mammogram, so now I have to go next friday and get a biopsy done:(. I am glad everything is ok with you. Funny world we live in, you think you are just reading someone else's blog and boom, it hits you right in the heart.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

OH my.....sigh.....a big big hug to you!