Friday, December 19, 2014
Today was my anual mammogram. You must be thinking, "So what?" Well, I'll tell you.
A few years back I went for a routine mammogram. They found something. I had to wait, speak to the radiologist then schedule a sterotatic biopsy. I was terrified.
Had the biopsy done at the local hospital and it came back "inconclusive". Ugh, now I was quaking in my boots!!'
I had to find a surgeon and have a lumpectomy. Then, I had to wait nearly two weeks for the result to see if I was going to need additional treatments like radiation or chemo. It was truly the longest two weeks of my life.
At the end of the two weeks, I went to see my surgeon. He walked in the door, hugged me, kissed me on my cheek and said, "It was benign"!!! It was "precancerous" but they got it before it had turned into anything bad. He was smiling ear to ear. He said he told women all day long horrible things and it was such a joy to tell someone to go home and live their life.
I cried for an hour straight.
Now, when I have my mammogram I also have to have a sonogram followup.
Today, they gave me the all clear once again. I could go home and live my life.
Please, if you are due for a mammogram go, get it done. It's not so horrible and takes just a few minutes. I could save your life!!!!
My own personal, Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year rolled into one!!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
This time of year I get lots of gifts and tips. I really appreciate the tips but YIKES the gifts are killing me.
I'm not sure, but I think they want me fat and drunk!!!! Here are some, just some of the things that have shown up at my door!
Here is a Panatone with candied chestnuts. It's enormous!
A Harry and David tower with Pears, chocolates, nuts, and truffles (chocolate)
Here is a huge basket of nothing but Godiva chocolates!
And...to make matters worse, a couple bottles of imported wine!!
Next week, I will be getting more. Oy, I hope I make it through this!!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Sometimes, the holidays are difficult for me. This year may be the last year in my house of over 20 years. It was taken from me in the divorce. I am forced to move to another state as I can't afford to live here anymore.
I am alone right now. My daughter, who graduated from college in 2013 lives about an hour away and has a life of her own. I'm incredibly proud of her. My son will be coming home from college later this week. It will be wonderful to see him and next Sunday we will all be together to celebrate Chanukah. While he is home, he wll be very busy seeing his friends and running around. As it should be.
As for me, I battle depression every day. It's not easy but I take one day at a time and try to face life with a little humor. This time of year, when I am home alone with my precious cat who is dying of cancer, it's a little harder.
I am not going to wallow in this, it's just a fact. Some days are better than others. Guess this is not a good day :(
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Here we are!! Three old high school friends. We just talked and talked and talked. My friend Carol (middle) lives in California now. My friend Renee, dark hair on the end is a grandmother 3 times over and me, I still have a teenager!!!
We had so much fun. I think we all look great for women who graduated high school in 1971! Yup, we are in our 60's!!
We are at such different stages in life. My friend Renee (dark hair) has been married for 35 years with 3 kids and Carol (middle) is a widow with no children and me, I am divorced with two kids.
I wish we had had more time. We were chatting for hours and nearly closed the restaurant. It's funny how so much time has passed and it felt like nothing.
Thank goodness for Facebook. We were all able to reconnect because of it.
Just a great day. So glad I went!
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