Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Thoughts- Bringing You Up to Date

Well, I did it. I went for that mamm and ultrasound. Karen went with me, God bless her. She sat in that waiting room while I had all those x-rays done.

Personally, I think there should be a law about x-ray technicians. I think it should be illegal for them to have cold hands. Seriously! think about it. . . It was quite uncomfortable to be having someone place my chest into a clamp. But to do it with cold hands? Yikes!

I am happy to report the okay and the good news. . .

The okay news: Yes they found something. It will have to be removed.

The good news: All of the doctors believe whole heartedly it will be tested and come back benign. Something called a fibroid adema? All I know is I will be happy to have. it. OUT.

I cannot tell you how important it is to get these tests done. If you are 35 or older, see your OB/GYN today and get it scheduled. It's not glamorous, fun or even adventurous, but I will certainly sleep a little better absolutely knowing for sure that all is as it should be.

Yours, wondering how does one lobby for a warm hands law?



  1. I couldn't agree more about the mandatory warm hands law. I'm going through a period when I am having mammograms done every three months. They are "watching" something.....

    I know that I am very high risk for cancer. Both of my parents died of cancer. All of their siblings died of cancer (yes, ALL!). I am having pap spears daily. Can we please extend the warm hands law to those folks, too?

    I wish you the best of luck in a successful surgery. You are so upbeat about it. Most of us would be lying under the coffee table in the fetal position, sucking our thumb. You're a better (wo)man than I am, Charlie Brown!

    Warmest aloha,
    Kay Lorraine
    Honolulu, Hawaii

  2. Kay- I'm sorry you are having to go through watching something. I think sometimes that can be more dreadful than knowing if it really IS anything or not. And YES- the warm hands law should apply to the pap smears people too! Once, my doc put that tool in and smacked the bolt causing it to well, widen at a speedy rate- I nearly came unglued!

    Don't know how brave I am or upbeat. Just very fortunate. My doc is so middle of the road that I don't get excited about something unless he tells me to. HE's being very calm, so I'm not worrying. However, the day the test comes back "benign" officially, I'm sure you will hear me singing my notes of happiness all the way in Honolulu.

    Wishing you good, good news with whatever they are watching.