Is it round three or strike three? I’m not sure right now. It’s either round three of the assaults on my body or strike three and I’m out. First the most debilitating case of Bells Palsy that never left, then the IPF and now this.
Is this another attack on my body or another wake-up call to pay closer attention to how I’m treating it? I’m looking at this very carefully and deeply. Or is it my mind saying I’m tired and get ready to go home. I’m digging deep for the optimism.
I wrote those first two paragraphs a couple of weeks ago. More for myself than for a post. Decided to leave them here so you can see how my mind plays Ping-Pong with me. April 30th I found a lump while showering. May 3rd my PA had an early morning cancellation and I got in. By May 18th, I’d had a biopsy. Yes, it is cancer but I caught it very early. May 30th, I got the good news. It could probably be treated simply as a lumpectomy. Nothing else needed. I wasn’t looking for lumps when I found this. At my age, I had long ceased being concerned. Apparently, you are never too old to be concerned. Lesson learned. I am her ninth patient this year to come in with the exact same kind of breast cancer. She has lots of questions.
I will be getting an appointment with an oncologist in the coming weeks to come up with a plan of action. The month of May has been an tense one for me.
On the Saturday, May 27th, I was getting ready to go to breakfast with my son then on the farmers market for local honey. This has been a bad allergy season for those afflicted. He is, I’m not. Local honey is supposed to help especially if you take it before allergy season kicks in. Getting up from the couch, my foot caught the computer cable, turned me in an odd direction and I watched my foot twist with me as I went down in heap. Fortunately, nothing broke. Just a sprained foot and ankle that are now very bruised. I hobbled to breakfast but the farmers market was going to be too much. I have to say the landing was perfect. Maybe the extra padding helped. I had just taken class 7 of 8 on “balance”. I’ll probably get a D-.
The only thing I accomplished this month was getting the Big-Shirt done minus buttonholes and pockets which will be completed when my daughter brings the buttons so I can get an exact fit and I can see where her hands fall for the pockets.
I’ve also completed the top of a Red/White & Blue quilt. I still have to piece the backing fabric but have finally decided how it will be done and the binding is all cut so it’s ready after I machine quilt it. Today was letter writing day and getting caught up on so many other things.
In a nutshell, everything is going to be ok! I’m certain of it. I’m just being slowed down a bit.
Any new lumps and bumps in your life and how are you handling them?
Life isn’t smooth, but it’s the bumps that help us find out who we are. And it’s handling the bumps that gives us courage. – Author: Sarah Morgan
From my heart to yours,