Saturday, December 12, 2009


This is the beautiful Madonna that graces the dinning room table this Christmas. My friends and family have been adding me to their prayers with the request I would get good news and it happen on Thursday. You see I had been taking care of others and forgot to schedule a mammogram last year therefore it had been two years when I went in late November. I got the call that I needed an ultrasound as they had found a suspicious spot on my right breast. For the next couple of weeks, the unknown would crept up on me like a thug with a bat and hit me that the place could or could not be something to worry about. The big C is very apparent on my Mother's side of the family. Before the tech left the room with films in hand, she stated "that the radiologist might come in and make more if they did not like the ones she had made and it was nothing to worry about but a normal procedure. " When she came back and told me it was a cyst and it was nothing to worry about and they would watch it and if it got bigger etc -----all I heard was Nothing to worry about and they would see me next year. I now know how it feels to win the lottery without winning. When I drove out of the garage to head home, the sun was shining the brightest ever and a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.
The kitty justice is not to forget to be THANKFUL for all things we take for granted.

11 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my what a heavy weight to bear---I am glad the weight is lifted and I will keep you in my prayers.
What a feeling of joy!!!

Lovely Madonna.
It must be Winter most everywhere with them cold temps.

My header is all pics of or near Mt. Baker. A place I love to go. Much closer than Rainier.

I am going to Eastern Wa. where it is much colder than here. to a Bavarian Village---pics following.
MB

Mary said...

Lady Di,

God answered our prayers. I'm so glad that you left the garage with the weight of the world lifted from your shoulders.

Sending you love and hugs. Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Mary

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It seems like the end of the world and all. I know my wife had to deal with that twice. The first time ended up with breast cancer followed by surgery and radiation treatments. Then things went along normal for ten years and she got the second call and had surgery and radiation on the other breast. Now, once in each breast and the next time (we pray there are no "next times") it will be more surgery but radical that time.

Take care of yourself.

DUTA said...

What a relief! Prayers do help, and indeed we shouldn't forget being thankful for all the good things we take for granted.

I wish you good health and bright, shiny days.

Maria said...

I (think I can) understand what you said. I have several cysts, and they are being watched for more than 20 years now, and I have to take röntgen (radiologist) and ultraschall (ultrasonic) tests once a year to see if the cysts are getting bigger, but - they don't.
I'm glad you got a good message - although it's such a disturbing thing and your must be shocked when you hear about it for the first time. I got the message that my beasts are "different" when I was 30, an now, at 53, I still have cysts which are (still) being watched once a year by ultrsasonic and radiolgist tests. But the cysts they don't grow, they did nt grow during the last years.
But I admit it's a really disturbing thing when you are confronted with it for the first time. I was afraid like hell when they told me about the "eingeblutete" cysts some years ago.
Please don't worry, dear. I feel it's oK with you, please, dont' worry! Please try to make an exercise: take in your breath and think: I breathe the good and healthy healing water (or something like that) into my body, I feel that the good and healthy healing water washes out all the things in my breasts, all the things that are not related with me, and I beath out all the things that are not related with me.
Have a nice week! Hugs, Maria

Maria said...

I (think I can) understand what you said. I have several cysts, and they are being watched for more than 20 years now, and I have to take röntgen (radiologist) and ultraschall (ultrasonic) tests once a year to see if the cysts are getting bigger, but - they don't.
I'm glad you got a good message - although it's such a disturbing thing and your must be shocked when you hear about it for the first time. I got the message that my beasts are "different" when I was 30, an now, at 53, I still have cysts which are (still) being watched once a year by ultrsasonic and radiolgist tests. But the cysts they don't grow, they did nt grow during the last years.
But I admit it's a really disturbing thing when you are confronted with it for the first time. I was afraid like hell when they told me about the "eingeblutete" cysts some years ago.
Please don't worry, dear. I feel it's oK with you, please, dont' worry! Please try to make an exercise: take in your breath and think: I breathe the good and healthy healing water (or something like that) into my body, I feel that the good and healthy healing water washes out all the things in my breasts, all the things that are not related with me, and I beath out all the things that are not related with me.
Have a nice week! Hugs, Maria

Maria said...

I (think I can) understand what you said. I have several cysts, and they are being watched for more than 20 years now, and I have to take röntgen (radiologist) and ultraschall (ultrasonic) tests once a year to see if the cysts are getting bigger, but - they don't.
I'm glad you got a good message - although it's such a disturbing thing and your must be shocked when you hear about it for the first time. I got the message that my beasts are "different" when I was 30, an now, at 53, I still have cysts which are (still) being watched once a year by ultrsasonic and radiolgist tests. But the cysts they don't grow, they did nt grow during the last years.
But I admit it's a really disturbing thing when you are confronted with it for the first time. I was afraid like hell when they told me about the "eingeblutete" cysts some years ago.
Please don't worry, dear. I feel it's oK with you, please, dont' worry! Please try to make an exercise: take in your breath and think: I breathe the good and healthy healing water (or something like that) into my body, I feel that the good and healthy healing water washes out all the things in my breasts, all the things that are not related with me, and I beath out all the things that are not related with me.
Have a nice week! Hugs, Maria

Merle said...

Dear Dianne ~~ What an awful worry for you, but thankfully all is well.
I had my right breast removed 30 years ago, but have been lucky since.
Do look after yourself my friend.
Glad you liked the genie joke and Little Johnny is always good for a
laugh. Have a wonderful Christmas
and the happiest of New Years.
Love and Peace to you. Merle.

Changes in the wind said...

Happy for your good news...couldn't happen to anyone nicer:)

Jeanette said...

Gday Lady Di.. ive missed a lot here in my absense.
Love your Madonna table setting.

OHHH I really do Know how you felt and we always think the worst..So pleased was only a cyst.OHH such a relief of your mind.

I was recalled in May same thing but I had to have a needle biopsy was Cysts also. oh what a panic I was in specially after having Bowel cancer, loosing my Mum aged 93 a few years ago with Breast C and my Sister lost her breast 3 years ago.
Take care keep smiling ,

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
Yes it was a giant weight removed even though I tried not to think of it but it was always there lingering in my mind. Thanks. I loved the pink hightlights on Mt. Baker. Have a fun time on your trip. Peace

Mary
Being a diabetic I knew if it was bad news that the healing process would be slower(as seen with my Mother) so I was so thankful that I was spared that ordeal. I am the care giver so I need to also take care of me .Peace

Abe
Mz Patty is a brave and wonderful soul to have withstood this and keep that smiling face and sense of humor she shows on her blog.I do plan to not skip any more years with either doctors visit. Peace

Duta
Thanks for your well wishes and yes it was a GIANT relief. Peace

Maria
Reading your story has given me lots of hope for the future. Thank you for sharing it with me. Peace be with you.

Merle
Thanks for sharing your story with me. My greatest fear was the recovery since I am a diabetic so I know you understand. I was so relief that I have not stopped smiling. I am thankful and I tell him so every day. Peace

Monica
Thank you so much. Your kind words are truly appreciated. Peace

Jen
Glad to see you back and I hope that means your eyes are completely healed. Yes it is a scary thought to be told You need extra test as they have found something. It would be wonderful if they could test the next day or two after they call you instead of leaving you in doubtful land for over a week or close to two weeks. Yikes that was the terror. I was so thankful and relived as I care for my 90 year old MIL and was wondering how I was gonna keep that up if it was the big C. Thankfully I did not have to figure out alternative care as I am in the clear for another year. As stated in other replies being a diabetic, I knew too that I would be healing slower than some one without diabetes. I am so very THANKFUL for the great news. Peace