Saturday, January 23, 2010

Good intentions, lousy execution...

(I suspect that I may have said that before...)

I'm hoping that, by posting something (ANYthing!), I'll get past the "there's too much to tell" bump I hit a couple of whiles ago.

Long story, short: Knitting has occurred. Job has been maintained. Holidays have been celebrated. And, five days after my last post, I had a complete hysterectomy for (and I quote) adenoendometrial carcinoma. So far, things are okay (aside from "granulated tissue" that made my oncologist frown - but the biopsy says "normal" and "healthy"), but I'm still a bit twitchy about the whole "cancer" thing.

Some dear friends have kept me sane: my sis (who spent a week holding my hand in person and continues to do so long-distance), Tracy (who listens when I need to grump and doesn't go weird on me), Tina, the Barn Gals, and the Sockateers (who expect me to just show up and be helpful - and that's a good thing when I'm overthinking too much), a sympathetic and supportive Chief and colleagues at Portland Fire & Rescue, and a bunch of folks who held me in their thoughts and prayed for me.

And now I'm going to hit "publish" so that I can get back to documenting knitting projects!

8 comments:

tracybird said...

Can't tell you how happy and relieved I was to see normal and healthy in that text. We have Waaay too much fun stuff on the calendar for anything else. Ma-dro-na! Ma-dro-na!

knittinggolfer said...

How many one word responses can i come up with? oy, ugh, no, what, awwww, seriously. Normal is good! So sorry this had to creep up and complicate things for you. Understand the feeling and am so happy you are on the other side.

It goes without saying...Girlfriends Rock!

PNWBookGirl said...

Great news about your oncology report!

We miss you at the Wednesday night knits. It's much nicer at Whole Foods - great food options, warmer, better lighting, and they like us!

unraveledgal said...

Focus on the "normal and healthy"!!!

Hope to see you soon - Stitches West anyone?

Rachel said...

It was nice to see you for the brief times during the yarn crawl! I hope we can see more of you!!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Normal and healthy, good words!

cupcakefaerie said...

A big "Yay!" for "normal and healthy." Sending you good wishes.

Valerie said...

Yikes, what a scare and awful experience. I'm relieved to hear things are looking good at this point, but I'm sure the recovery and hormone shifts aren't any too fun. Hope you continue to heal and feel settled soon... {good thoughts}