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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Things Have Been a Little Rough Lately....

 I didn't want to post anything until I found out more.
 As most of your know, I had tongue cancer surgery 3 years ago. When I went back for my checkup in May, my doctor found a small knot in my neck. He treated me for an infection for a week, but it didn't go away.

 So I waited until after our vacation to have a CT scan on my neck. That was on June 2nd.

 Today was my appointment to find out the results of the test. We waited for 2 hours to finally find out. The dr. had to do some kind of procedure so that delayed us.

 Come to find out, it is a clip they left in my neck during the surgery. He said it is made of titanium and harmless, and also, it's not that big. It's used to clamp off veins and arteries.

 I'm not really surprised as I had so many doctors working on me for 12 hours. I'm sure it's not that uncommon, but dang, what agony I've been in since they told me.

 My nerves got the best of me, and when we got to the church to pick up our grands from VBS, I puked my guts out. If you knew me, you'd know this is just not my norm.

 I feel better now, but not good. However, I am very, very thankful that the diagnosis wasn't what they suspected.

 My DH said he didn't realize I was so upset because I appeared to be calm and cool. I asked him, "You mean after nearly 40 years of marriage, you can't see panic on my face?" LOL He normally can read my mind!
 Of course, it hasn't helped things that we had to have our little Yorkie puppy put to sleep on Monday. She had complications after her surgery 2 weeks ago, and just couldn't bounce back. 
 Thanks to all of my friends and blog friends that continue to check on me. I will have another checkup in 6 months. 

Praising God in Louisiana!
Shirley

19 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

So glad that's all it was. (Even though that's a biggie!) Will they remove it?

EmptyNester said...

Oh gosh, I'm glad that's all it was but DANG! I'm sure that was torture!

I'm so sorry about the little yorkie too.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Shirley,
Thinking of you. I know how hard eating is. Take care.

Mildred said...

I am so sorry for what you have been through but also thankful for the news today. My deepest sympathy about your little dog also.

MosaicMagpie said...

Yes we are Praising in KY too! This is wonderful news. If they had to leave behind something I am glad it is stable so they don't have to go back in to retrive it. I wonder now if they will send a bill for the extra clamp! So happy for good news!
Deb

Mrs Bix 10 said...

Thank goodness that all is well. You certainly have had a traumatic week. Your going to need another vacation, my spare room is open for you. :)

Hugs to you and thank you Lord.

jamfiescreations1 said...

Glad to hear it's nothing serious.
You are still in my prayers.

Love you, Mary O

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So thankful you got a good report......I hae the way they make you wait

From the Kitchen said...

Shirley: I'm so glad the news was not so bad for you. I'm sure it's disconcerting to have a left behind "chip" and hope it won't be a problem. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your little Yorkie. I know how sad that can be.

Best,
Bonnie

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

This is truly good news and we thank the lord for his goodness, mercy and blessings. Now, can you have it removed and why was it left? Will the tissue around it continue to get larger?

My heart goes out to you on the loss of your puppy.

Tracy said...

Oh Shirley,
what stress you have been under and I'm so happy for the good news but sad for your little yorkie being put to sleep. Deep breaths now and be reminded that God is good!

Gary said...

Hi Shirley,

I came over to your blog from the Old Geezer and am glad I did. Although this was the first post I read by you I was so nervous reading it. Glad things turned out okay but am left wondering if they are going to remove their mistake. Seems like they should have been apologizing profusely.

I have enjoyed checking out your blog. Your spirit shines through. Keep it up.

Gary

mo said...

Hi Shirley,

God Bless you and your little yorkie.

My what you have been through!

You poor soul.

It seems to me you are very strong if your husband did not see panic on you face.

You are an inspiration.


Sending hugs to you.

mo

DeeDee said...

I am keeping a prayer for better things to come... and a big hug too...so glad you found the cause and know in my heart I feel the pain of loosing a puppy... I am with you, take care you...

Peg Baker said...

You've been through the mill, dear Shirley! I've been away from my blog since April and didn't realize what you've been going through, but I'm happy that, in the end, you have a healthy result. You continue to have my prayers.

Peg

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I hope everything would turn out fine. Get well soon!

Carol Fleisher said...

I'm so glad that there was nothing seriously wrong with you. Still neves can wreck havoc. I'm sorry about your puppy too. I don't know what I'd do without my four legged children. Hugs and prayers

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Praise God indeed, Shirley! What a path you must have walked, dear lady. May God in His glorious mercy bring you much comfort over the loss of your wee dog, and fill each day with joy, hope, and kindness. I am so happy to hear it was 'just' a clip...
{{{{hugs}}}}
Jenny
xx

Megan said...

So glad that it was not cancer!! Although that's still crazy that they left it in!

I found your blog from Teresa at Grammy Girlfriend! I am a fellow Shreveport girl!! : )