Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Nerve-racking

That's the best way I can find right now to describe how my husband, my daughter, and I are feeling. To make a long story short...my daughter and I went to a new OB/Gyn doctor about a month ago for some problems we've been having and we've both been undergoing various tests.

Most of my tests have come back fine with the exception of needing to have a surgical test called a hysteroscopy. Ugh! The doctor is leaning toward a benign (and hopefully simple) problem but it could also be a pre cancerous or cancer problem. Yikes! I have an appointment with her next week to find out more and schedule the next step.

Even more nerve-rackingly stressful is that my daughter's first round of tests revealed a large cyst that prompted the doctor to order more blood tests including ones for that dreaded "c" word, cancer. This doctor is great about sending us emails of the results on her office portal system. In fact, my daughter and I both had some blood tests done a week ago on Monday and I had my results on Tuesday. My daughter, however, has heard nothing. She keeps checking multiple times a day and nothing. Each day that we hear nothing adds a little more intensity to our stress level. She called today and found out that the doctor got the results back last Friday but is "waiting to go over them" with her. Yikes! We keep telling ourselves that it's probably all fine and that it's NOT the "c" word. After all, the doctor thinks she's just having a problem that is super common and that problem is non cancerous 99% of the time. The waiting and not knowing is hard! Talk about having a chance to practice positive thinking! My daughter's appointment is tomorrow. Now, we just have to hope that the jury duty she has this week and hasn't had to go in for will stay that way....she won't have to go in. Because, waiting another week will be torture!

Please send prayers, positive thoughts and keep your fingers crossed. We need all the positivity we can get! Now....to get on with the day and do things that will make the time pass quickly so we can get...what we're hoping for...GOOD news tomorrow!

8 comments:

KarenB said...

I will definitely be praying for both of you. God knows what's going on and has it figured out. Something must be going around, because Rachael had blood work too and has an appointment tomorrow to hear the results. I'm trying not to let my mind "go there".

Erin @Days to Remember said...

Oh my, that's the worst- the waiting! Thinking of you both and awaiting your happy, relieving news!

Cindie said...

Oh waiting is such torture. I'll be sending positive thoughts in your and your daughter's way!

Roxie said...

I hate waiting for news. I can imagine a thousand awful things until I know what it is I actually have to deal with. Prayers for sure!

jomomma said...

Bless your hearts. Praying that everything turns out with good news.

Sandra said...

Thinking and sending good thoughts to both of you. THe world needs creative people like the two of you, so I'm sure everything will be fine - but the waiting is definitely the hardest part!

Benita said...

Waiting is the hardest part. Keep us up on what you find out.

Cindy La Ferle said...

I have been through these biopsy scares (and have written columns about them) several times. Will keep you in my prayers. Just found your blog on "Red Shoes" and thought I would stop by. Wishing you the best.