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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

My e-mail: jjmiller6213@comcast.net

Monday, March 20, 2017

Whew!

Friday afternoon--late, I got a phone call from my doctor's office.  I did not pick it up and let it go to voice mail.  I was going to wait until Sunday, go into my Patient Portal and read the results myself.

So all day Saturday I reasoned, they wouldn't have called me so late on a Friday if they had bad news and wanted me to come right in.  Then I reasoned that perhaps they had called to set up an early morning appointment on Monday.  Then I just quit reasoning and cross stitched and watched the basketball tournament.

Up early Sunday morning and clicked into my Patient Portal--still the report was not visible.  So I reasoned that they weren't going to allow me to access the report until my doctor cleared it and since I hadn't answered his call on Friday..............................must be something bad showing on that CT scan.

Then, I just quit reasoning, said a prayer of 'whatever will be, will be" and cross stitched and watched the basketball tournament.  I am real good at denial.  If I don't know about it, it doesn't exist.

Then around 2:00, I got real brave.  My anxiety was gone and so I dialed into my voice mail.  

"Hello Miss Judy, this is Michelle from Doc Vassallo's office.  I just wanted to call and let you know your CT scan is normal.  There are no lesions, inflammation or COPD in your lungs.  One teeny nodule, in the lower right lobe, which is nothing and most people have...kind of like a small scar from a bout of the flu or a bad cold you once had. I know when you and I talked, you were expecting something to show up, but.........you're still as healthy as a horse. (laugh).  Have a great weekend, my friend.  Oh, it says here, you can have another one in six months, if you want to.  Byeeeeee."
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Now to prepare my mind for my first colonoscopy on the 30th.  I will think about that next Monday.  This week I have two sessions of PT and nothing else--so far.

Happy Spring!!

19 comments:

  1. I was so very happy to read this on FB, I know you ecstatic with the news, Judy. God is so good.

    The colonoscopy will be a walk in the park, as far as the test, and we'll pray together everything will be fine there as well.

    xoxo

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  2. GOOD!!!!!!

    But ding-dang-it, Woman! Why didn't you just answer the phone??? Could have saved yourself all that putting-it-out-of-your-mind stuff. Which never REALLY works. Because the subconscious is still "chewing on it."

    But, to repeat, GOOD! WONDERFUL!!!!

    Happy Spring!!!!

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  3. So happy for you and praying for you. I am down the road
    now entered the 80's and want no more health issues other
    then arthur I try to keep under control.
    Sun is shining brightly and I sit outside as seems I am hungry
    for the sun and its warmth. Need to wear a hat and sun screen seems with cortisone shot I am turning brown :)

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  4. HAPPY SPRING! Congrats on the great news for clean lungs! And thank you so much for sharing the news with us!!

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  5. Glad to hear you got good news! Lucky you to enjoy basketball & cross stitching all weekend! Enjoy first day of spring!

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  6. HOOOOrrraaayyy! Although I don't see how you waited as long as you did to listen to your voice mail. I would have driven me crazy. Here's hoping the colonoscopy goes just as well.

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  7. Glad you got such good news! I'm just the opposite, I couldn't have put off listening to that recording as long as you did!

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  8. Oh! Oh! I'm doing the happy dance for you, Judy. What great news.
    I could never just let the phone ring. You are one of those people in the movies who puts off getting the bad news. It builds the suspense for the viewer, but every time I see that in a movie, I say, "Who does that?" Now I know. LOL So glad it was a good report, my friend.

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  9. I didn't want to spoil my weekend March Madness basketball games if it was bad news. It could keep until today. Knowing I had a voice mail with the results didn't really bother me. I figured, "it is what it is", and gave up the worry to God. Nothing would have changed the results, either way, and I had to wait until I got that certain feeling that everything was all right. Then I could listen to the voice mail and not be surprised. It worked.

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  10. awww, good news judy - one less thing to worry about!! i wonder how far you have gotten on your cross stitching??

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    1. With all the basketball game watching, I have it 1/3 done. LOL

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    2. i can't wait to see it!!!!

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  11. Oh, girlfriend! That is some good news, isn't it!
    I'm more the " I just will cancel the test...then I won't have anything to wonder about.
    I know, I very careless with my health. :(

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    1. I actually thought about canceling the colonoscopy. We think alike. LOL

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  12. Good for you. I gotta tell you, the kindest thing I did for myself a few years ago was conclude if I found myself wondering, uncertain about something, that the best thing I could do for myself was get the answer as soon as possible if reasonable. I've had much more peace of mind, much les anxiety, never regretted doing so whatever I found out. Now, about that colonoscopy -- it's really no big deal. I've had several of them. The preparation is much better than when I first had them, but just pace yourself and you'll be fine. If I can do it, you certainly can. Don't fret about it.

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    1. I have to have something to fret about. LOL

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    2. I have to have something to fret about. LOL

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  13. I'm glad, too, that your report was such a good one. Sometimes I want to know answers right away, and sometimes I'm willing to wait a while and trust that it's going to be good. I'm not sure why I'm not consistent. I know it's important to not pay attention to every little ache or pain, --focus on something else and soon I'm doing okay. I, too, dislike the thought of a colonoscopy. Good luck with that.

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