Husband's last camping trip

Husband's last camping trip

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gee, thanks God!!

Remember last month when I had to go in for my Mammogram?  Remember how I had caught that virus going around on the same day?   I was so miserable.

What I didn't say was what the tech had told me before I got the mammogram.  She was asking me all kinds of questions then said she was going to give me some statistics.  Because I know all about statistics, thanks to the A word,  I became somewhat alarmed.  She told me that 73% of women will be called back after a routine mammogram for a re-take or they saw something.  Only 27% of women are given an "all clear".

Ever since then, every time the phone would ring I would look at the caller ID and not want to see UNM Hospital.  I have been on pins and needles since, but, did start to relax this past week.

Well, folks, looks like I'm one of the 27%.  Yes, you heard me right.  Got a letter from the Hospital in the mail yesterday.  When I first opened it, all I saw in bold letters was the word Cancer.  I almost lost my breath.  Then, once I focused it said that nothing was found, non cancer.  Me, 4th Pew on the left, was given an "all clear".

Also in the mail was a package.  For me.  It was from a Coffee Brewing place I had gone to when visiting Tish, Jace & the kids before I stopped working to be home because of the A word.  I opened it and behold, there it was, some of the most delicious coffee I have ever tasted.  It was an early birthday present from her.  My daughter is one of the most thoughtful, beautiful, loving persons I know.

Imagine, me, sitting on the couch, a letter from UNM Hospital with an "all clear" in my left hand and in my right hand was this wonderful bag of coffee.  I lifted them both up and said, "Gee, thanks God."

I don't know why I was so scared about my mammogram.  Could be because I was sick and, how the tech was giving me these statistics.  Also, because of the A word.

Good things do come in small packages.  In the form of a letter and a bag of coffee!!!

Yesterday was a good day.

(On a roll here folks, I mentioned the A word here only 3 times. Well 4 times if you are counting this sentence.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.)


  1. Good news. I had to repeat mine this year as well. They told me they just needed more chest wall muscle. I did totally believe them but still. The tech was so friendly. She showed me the images and even walked me outside.
    This week I have 2 scopes......yuck. ALthough I am not worried a friend was just diagnosed with cancer that has the same symptoms. The good thing is I will know soon after the procedure except for the biopsy. You worry no matter what.
    Glad your news was good and such a sweet DIL to get you the coffee.

  2. Thankful for health and the little joys in life!

    I've not yet reached routine-mammogram age, but after my last routine obgyn visit, the NP discussed my family history of cancer and the stats that go along with carrying a specific gene related to these cancers. She recommended a simple lab test to know whether I carry the gene. Stated that I should NOT take the test until I have life insurance, otherwise would automatically be denied. Suffice to say, I am not motivated to get this test. I wonder when I will be?