Yesterday was my dreaded follow up test to a surgery I had last summer and months of hormones to correct the problem to prevent that dreaded "c" word. I was so nervous! Most everything I've read about an endometrial biopsy was not good. Many women describe it as horrible and very painful. It's done in the office with NO anesthesia or pain killers. So, to say I dreaded the appointment is an understatement. Luckily, I have a wonderful doctor. We communicated a lot via email. She answered my many questions and tried to ease my mind about it. She prescribed a Valium to ease my nerves. Unfortunately, it didn't seem to help. But she and her nurse were wonderful. They took all the time I needed to pull myself together to go through with it. While I was on the table, I held my cell phone and tried to show the nurse pictures of my canyon adventure from last Sunday and describe what we saw and did. The distraction helped a lot but at one point a sharp pain surprised me and hurt so bad that I screamed. Yikes! It was hard to focus on the pictures and stories after that. Luckily, it was quickly over and I made it through. Whew! The only good parts of this test are that it's quick and that it should give us information we need to keep me safe and healthy.
Whenever I go in for a pap smear, mammogram or other scary or uncomfortable but necessary doctor appointment, I treat myself with a trip to a yarn shop. After this appointment, I think I deserved it more than ever! And, there was a great little yarn shop just blocks away in the little town of Fallbrook, Labors of Love. I'm usually a very conservative yarn buyer because of budget and practicality...I can only use so much yarn and I have too much already. But, after this, I was ready to spend like crazy! Yarn makes me happy! Luckily, for my budget, I didn't find any yarn that I couldn't live without (even though they have a lot of gorgeous yarns). But, I did find a great little book. It has lots of different types of needle felted items with step-by-step instructions and photos. There are some techniques I've never tried and it will be a great resource.
I think I still deserve lots of pretty yarn after that appointment though. So, I'll be stopping in at various yarn shops whenever I'm near one to see what I can find. And, when the test results come back with good news, I think I should celebrate with even more yarn!