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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Let's get the worst over with first

Fourth day of the year, and thus sucks.

I've got the mother of all colds. Surely, it's not the flu because I listened to my doctor earlier this week and got a FLU SHOT. Now I'm sick. Can't breathe, can't talk.

What took me to the doctor in the first place last week was the fact that the left side of my face ballooned. He thought it was an infection of some kind, gave me antibiotics. They made me sick. You know, nausea etc. But the swelling went down enough that I was able to enjoy the weekend.

But the big news I didnt' share with all was that I had found a lump on my left breast. So yesterday I had to go through the whole torture of the mammogram. Torture because I didn't realize until then just how much pain I had been feeling. It was excrutiatingly painful (if you're a guy, well just imagine...) The tech flipped out, the doc flipped out. Needle biopsy. Yeah, that sucker hurt too. So now, I've got a cold and sore boobs.

No word yet as to the results. No news is good news, right? Yes, I know this is a lousy way to let friends know about this, but it's easier than actually talking about it. And, no. I don't want to talk. Not yet. Not yet.

The good news is that if I get all the bad crap out of the way now, this year should just get better. I think I've convinced my boss to send me to a class in D.C. in the Spring. I love D.C. So I'll just think of cherry blossoms and take more pain meds.

See looking up already.


Scott said...

Sending positive thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

could you please hurry up and get your voice back? I miss talking to you on the phone! hehe
Get to feeling better Mom!


Anonymous said...

We'll pray for you, Carmel. Stay well!

K and J

Kim R. said...

Thinking of you and hoping everything turns out well.

Anonymous said...

I hope the test turns out fine and you just have lumpy boobs :-). Good thoughts, and feel better. Also, enjoy the pain meds while you have an excuse to take them....who says the house has to be vacuumed right now anyway?

Gina said...

Thinking of you...

Sherrie said...

Hope everything comes clear.

I had the same fright once. In my case, it was a clogged milk duct left over from several years before. Hope yours is just as easy to deal with.

V-Grrrl said...

I hope your biggest problem ends up being the cold.

Sending good thoughts your way.

CISSY said...

Thank you all for your good thoughts. So far, so good. I had refused to have anything more done until I was over the cold. And, I'm using that term lightly since this is the worst "cold" I've ever had in my life. I went in for another test (more needles, ick!) on Friday. I'll keep you posted.