Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Day 18 of 100 Days of Good Karma.
Test day had it’s highs and lows.
The PET scan wasn’t too bad though twenty two minutes seems a lot longer when you’re inside a tube. Unfortunately, no super powers have emerged yet, but I still have high hopes to wake up one day this week able to fly.
High: After the PET scan I ate a huge breakfast full of carbohydrates and caffeine, then shopped at Buc-ee’s with my mother-in-law until we had to go to the next appointment.
(If you’re reading this from outside Texas, you may not understand the pure joy derived from a trip to a Buc-ee’s. Let’s just say any truck stop whose marketing foundation is built on clean restrooms is worth visiting. You can read more about it here. And if you come visit me, I’ll introduce you to Beaver Nuggets.)
The mammogram and the ultra sound weren’t what I would call ‘fun’ but were totally doable.
I’m not sure how the mammogram techs do it, but somehow they keep a straight face while saying, “Okay, hold your breath.”
Um, I’m trapped in place by a machine that mashes my boob pancake flat and you think I’m still breathing?
That’s so cute.
Low: Biopsies suck. If I had a meaner, nastier, more insulting word than ‘suck’ I’d use it, but my vocabulary is limited until optimum caffeine levels have been achieved. So ‘suck’ will have to do.
I will offer some advice.
If you ever find yourself in a position of hanging a sensitive body part through a hole in a table where it is then prodded, mashed by x-ray machines, and injected with unseen needles while medical equipment hums and clicks in the background, please:
Accept the Valium they offer.
Ask for two.
Today’s silver lining: My mother-in-law, for her unwavering love and support. She held my hand and wiped my tears even while I was a snotty, sopping mess. Thank you, Debbie. I love you.
Now I wait for results.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!