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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Here's what I know...

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I know that if you're waiting for test results from the doctor and you see her number pop up on your caller ID on a Friday afternoon, it's ok to let the call go to voicemail. Especially, if the 10 days you were expecting to wait aren't anywhere near being over.

If you do let the call go to voicemail don't listen to the message until Monday morning. Enjoy your weekend and don't think about it.

I wish I had done that!

I was brave enough to let the call go to voicemail, but I wasn't brave enough to ignore it. OK, truthfully, it was more of an accident that it went to voicemail anyway. I saw the name and number on the phone and instead of answering it, I just stared at the phone and thought...

Not today...It's Friday and I have plans....Not today...

I finished up some things I was working on while going back and forth in my mind with the listen or don't listen fight. I ended up going with listening even though it was Friday and I had plans.

The first thing that struck me about the message was that it was actually the doctor and not the Physician Assistant who usually leaves the messages. The second thing I noticed was that she was way too chipper. So, after listening to but not really hearing the message I returned the call even though it was Friday and I had plans.

The doctor came on the phone and in a very cheery voice asked how I was doing. I let her know that I was good because it was Friday and I had plans.

She didn't waste any further time and got right to the point. She has the results, she needs me to come back in for another procedure, it's up to me if I do it in the operating room under anesthesia or not, but it needs to be done.

I sat there wondering how my body could do this to me. How could it go from perfectly fine to this in a year?

I asked, "Why....why are we doing this? What are we looking for?"

Her answer..... "Well, we're not going to call it cancer yet..."

I thought.... Good. I'm glad we're not calling it cancer, because it's Friday and I have plans....

I have another appointment on the 25th for this unnamed thing.


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 8 post on Sep. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

  2. Oh now this is me down to a Tee!!!

    Thank you so much for making me laugh out loud hun.

    Have emailed you.
    #Huge huge hugs,

    Krafty Karen.xx

  3. Thinking of you and saying prayers my blog friend and fellow teacher/molder of young minds...

  4. Thinking of you Ginger. Enjoy your weekend with whatever plans you had made. Hopefully, you'll have better news after the 25th.

  5. Enjoy your weekend plans, Ginger. I won't say don't worry -- that would be impossible. But know that you are in the prayers of many.

  6. Oh,poo....hate it when my plans get messed with...hahaa! You're mentioned in my prayers, each and every day....chin up, sugar!

  7. Be confident that God knows all &* he will get you thru this. He delivers those who call on him.

    You, my dear, are in MY prayers.

    Relax, God knows what he's doing.

    D :)

  8. What more can I say other than I will be praying for you......... if it is a cone biopsy, have a general!! and don't ask me how I know :-)

  9. Don't know what to say other than you will be in my prayers. Wishing you the best.


  10. Wishing you the best outcome...

  11. I hope you still enjoy your weekend, and as comment above, I wish you the best outcome. Hugs lin

  12. Hang in there, Sweetie!! I know how scary this all is right now & while I also know that it's near impossible to try & focus on anything else...trust me, your imagination is probably your worst enemy right now. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself and try not to let your fears & imagination get the best of you. And, of course, you know that you always have us to talk to!!!

  13. Awh, Ginger, I hope that you had a fantastic weekend and you were able to enjoy some fun times. I know that this is on your mind...I will be thinking of you and praying for good results. The waiting is the worst... At least when you are teaching, you won't have time to think. Have a great week.

  14. Ginger, I'm so glad you went for your test and that you have a physician who follows up on things. Good for you for going, and good for her for keeping on top of things. As for our bodies, they are very imperfect...I noticed that mine started to fall apart about the time I turned 35. I'm so grateful for modern medicine -- without it I'd most certainly be dead. It's scary to get bad news, but it's better to know so that you can do something about it. Hang in there, Ginger. You can do it!

  15. So true! Thanks a bunch. Hugs, Robin

  16. Saying a prayer that you'll get good news after the 25th, Ginger! And sending big HUGS your way!



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