6/23/15 I’m OK (by Elizabeth)

Thank you all for the kind words, good wishes, and prayers. Through the magic of 3D technology and a doctor on hand, I have been informed that the lump is non-cancerous. Doctor will keep an eye on things, and I’ll probably have to have a follow-up, but for now, the scare is over.

Whew.

As most of you know, 8 months ago I had a total abdominal hysterectomy. I was NOT ready to go back to that rodeo, if you know what I mean. I did not sleep at all last night. Maggie knew something was up and lay right on my belly to comfort me. She’s a good dog, the best. I was lucky to have her near me, because no one else slept, either.

When I came home from the “medical park” today, I went straight to my room and collapsed in a 2 hour nap. Maggie stayed by my side the whole time. I’m so grateful she is part of my family. Jim and Jamie came with me for my diagnostics, and having a supportive family means so much. They are heaving huge sighs of relief, as well. I can’t thank them enough.

I’ll admit I was scared. A zillion thoughts raced through my head from, “Who is going to get Jamie to his ortho appointments” to “Will I have to wear a wig” to “Don’t tell me Jim is going to freeze all the milk in the fridge again”. In the past 8 months, I’ve had the hyst, my skin cancer surgery, and foot surgery. I felt helpless, like I was losing control. I’m so incredibly grateful this was just a scare.

The idea of facing another surgery and possibly chemo was just overwhelming. The idea of not being able to drive or take care of myself was mind-bending. I’m so, so, so, grateful that this lump was non-malignant. Thank you again for your well wishes.

Your friend,

Elizabeth

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