Saturday, February 23, 2013

Whew!

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!

13 comments:

Dixie said...

Yarn therapy is a beautiful thing! Keeping my needles crossed for you, concerning your health.

Art and Sand said...

I hope the results of your test are positive, or negative, whichever is the correct good result.

I laughed when I read about your yard therapy. I ahve had a crazy week playing nursemaid and having a crazy week at school. I wanted to stop by my favorite antique store and spoil myself. That didn't happen which is probably best for my budget.

Hope you get the results soon.

Michelle said...

Prayers for your health concerns. Female health problems can be the pits. Glad that you treated yourself to some yarn therapy!

hula-la said...

Well, I am sending all good healing wishes your way! And yes, the very idea of "yarn therapy" (I like that Dixie), is quite soothing tome, too!

BE WELL!

Cindie Kitchin said...

Celebrating with anything fiber related is a good thing - chocolate too! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.

Sandra said...

absolutely treat yourself - I'm a big believer in yarn therapy. Needle felting is so much fun, and so addictive. I have no interest in spinning, but I have way more roving and fleece than I should! Thinking good thoughts for your test results.

judith said...

Hope everything turns out good for you. Enjoy your new therapy.

Magdalena said...

How well I understand you! You deserved it for sure. Oh my, when I had my worst time through chemotherapy I couldn't even hold a needle, then one day my husband brought me some wonderful yarn and I started with one row. After that I was completely exhausted. But I felt great. Think positive.
Magdalena

Shirley said...

Good Morning, You do yarn therapy and I do embroidery therapy. I am always watching for new patterns whether in the craft stores or on lines. I know how stressful test can be and you always have weird thoughts or at least I do. My kids tell me to quit worrying, but I can't help it. You have a wonderful day and I am looking forward to seeing some beautiful knitted things. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

ladyoftheloom said...

wonderful that you went through with the test...I know of what I speak when I say it is no fun. so yes, you deserve yarn fun. Fingers crossed for your results.

I am very jealous of your Calcite Mine adventure. My husband and I used to go hiking back when I could and I miss it so. I have never been anywhere as unusual at that!

kathyinozarks said...

yes I agree something you enjoy is definately good therapy-so I hope you find some new yarn. prayers for good results on your test results

Patty said...

Oh, I think I had that done and I just wanted to die when my doctor did it. So glad it is past you. You are so healthy to want yarn; I would go for chocolate.

Roxie said...

Bless your dear heart! You were so brave. May all your news be wonderful, and may you find the perfect celebratory yarn!!