Thursday, January 07, 2010

I'm back

After the shocking letter from the mammography center rocked my world, plus I was trying to get all the emails, etc taken care of, I just didn't post. I was so centered on the fact that something was found that needed additional testing (even though most of these things are not cancer) that I just didn't have it in me to post.

Setting that next appointment was a fiasco in itself! I called the center, as instructed in the letter and by the message on the answering machine, to set that appointment. They said I needed to call Dr. Poison to have orders sent. OK. I know they have to have orders. More of our simple medical insurance system. So I called the good doctor's office. His nurse said she only had a report for a mammogram from January 2009. Nope - this one was December 18, 2009. She did have the bone density report. OK - done at the same time. She tried to access the breast center's computer - it was down. Sounds about right doesn't it! She said for me to call the breast center to have the report faxed to them. I called the breast center - no one answered, so I left a message.

The next day the breast center called. They had the orders. Apparently they had been there the entire time. So I made my appointment. I called the nurse again. You always have to leave a message because they don't break away from clinic. Later she called back, and I told her that all was well after all.

Now I am going to sound like a whiny Texan. The appointment is for tomorrow afternoon. I thought this weather would be getting better. Nope - not above freezing tomorrow. Texans just don't know how to react to this type of weather. I am more worried about the other drivers out there! They don't do well with this stuff. At least it is supposed to be dry, but I'm not holding my breath.

The intervening days have been fun though. I was able to spend time with three of the four grandchildren. On Tuesday, Daughter and I took the girls to see The Princess and the Frog. It was a delightful movie although I was glad that Doodle Bug went to sleep about half way through. The end was rather scary, I thought, for a 2 1/2 year old. I was glad she didn't see it.

Yesterday, DIL invited me to lunch with her and Wiggle Worm. He is getting to be a real little flirt! She is busy planning his first birthday party on February 20. Funny how big these first birthday parties get! Lady Bug had a blowout. Then numbers two and three - nothing big. We'll see about Wiggle Worm's siblings! I am going to embroidery a shirt for the occasion.

DIL's mother was so worried I wouldn't be able to make the party because of my knee surgery. I have a wheel chair! I have had it since I broke my ankle and don't do crutches at all, and walkers are iffy! I will be there !!!

Today I get to get my teeth cleaned. Joy. After that I get to go to the grocery store, and I am dreading that. I am really having mobility problems. Having to go to the store is partially due to my own stupidity. I didn't get fire starters for the fireplace when I went to the hardware store because G didn't get pipe insulation. In weather like this, the fireplace is integral for keeping this part of the house warm. Also, my fat cat is out of food. So I will have to hit the store.

Talking about needing the fireplace. My next door neighbors are replacing their windows. I have to admit - I am jealous. I really think we will have to do that. Even after we replaced the HVAC, we still have some of the same problems. Our living area is either stifling hot in summer and freezing in winter. I really think it is because we are experiencing the tremendous effect of these 35 year old windows. Energy is too expensive these days to waste. I think I will really start hitting G up for new windows.

So there you have it. I'm still scared of the findings of the mammogram. It is like last time, but I also had a reduction of this breast when the other was reconstructed. I am going to hang on to that. I am actually looking forward to the knee replacement because I am just about crippled now. But I will think positively about it all!



flying eagle woman said...

happy thoughts that all will go well...

judemiller1 said...

Everything is going to be all right. AND new vinyl, double paned windows--especially those with Argon gas in between the panes, will do you up great. They work here in MI to keep out the severe cold in winter and viscious heat in summer.