Yesterday - Sunday - I had a quiet morning and afternoon. I didn't go to sleep until after 4:00 a.m., so I slept in until around 10:00 a.m. One of my aunts called in the morning to invite me to the monthly prayer meeting that she was hosting, next weekend. Later, I chatted with a friend who called and my neighbor who also called. Then, I went over the baby quilt with a lint roller to remove any stray cat fur (cousin reassured me that her daughter and son-in-law have a cat of their own and are used to cat fur) and found a big enough gift bag in my stash to put it into.
In the afternoon, I cut out and started to sew another tote bag with fabric a friend had given me. I didn't finish sewing it, though.
One of my other cousins had offered me a ride to see the baby as she and her daughter were also going. I was dressed and ready when she called to let me know they were on their way to pick me up. I didn't realize it, but apparently, my cousin (baby's grandmother) was expecting quite a few people and what I thought would be a short visit over perhaps a cup of tea turned out to be a longer visit over dinner! She had ordered Thai food, which was delivered to her house, and my other cousin and I helped her to dish out everything and serve the dinner. The baby was very cute and friendly, not at all bothered by the fact that he was being passed from hand to hand and not fussing about so many strangers. His parents were very impressed with the quilt and thanked me for it.
After I came home, I video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I went to my appointment with the oncologist, in the morning. We went over the results of the ultrasound, which showed that it wasn't a fluid-filled cyst, but a mass with smooth margins which seems to be a type of tumor. Further diagnosis is needed before they can say for certain if it is benign or not, but I was told that the smooth margin is a good sign, as most cancers have irregular margins. So, we are waiting for the mammogram to be scheduled. According to the nurse practitioner, the diagnostic mammogram has been authorized; her office tried to call the hospital's radiology department to schedule the appointment while I was there, but couldn't get through. She told me they will try to call and schedule it and will call me with the information. I will be calling them back to find out what is happening, if I don't hear from them within a day or two.
I also had my port catheter flushed while I was at the clinic and I have a follow up appointment in one month's time. Once I have the mammogram done, I am also to make an appointment to see my surgeon to see if further surgery is required.
I had taken the rest of the day off from work and I am glad I did so. I had planned to spend the afternoon sewing. Instead, I came home, had some lunch, and took a nap as I could barely keep my eyes open! I took a 4 hour nap, so I guess I was really tired.
After I woke up and had a cup of tea, I exchanged emails with a friend, spoke with my aunt who called to find out how my appointment went, put water to the garden, took the recycling out, took the trash cans to the curb, cleaned out the fridge, did the dishes, and cooked rice and green beans for dinner, and made a cucumber salad.
After dinner, I video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Smooth margins on the mass
- The mammogram seems to have been authorized
- A safe drive to the clinic and back
- A long nap
- Emails, phone calls, and video chats
I am, as you can imagine, feeling rather stressed by this whole thing. I
am trying not to overthink things, or worry too much, but it's not easy. I need to
regain my serenity.
How was your day?