Today has been a lovely day, filled with blessings!
To begin with, I received a phone call in the morning from the oncologist's office; they, too, received notification of the authorization to see the surgeon (it was the oncologist who put in the referral) and they went ahead and made an appointment for me! Mid August was the earliest available date, they, said; but that is fine. I am so glad that has been taken care of for me.
I also received a text from the pharmacy saying one of my medication refills was ready for pick up, without me having to do a whole song and dance number to obtain it!
Later, I called the radiation oncologist's office and confirmed my afternoon appointment. The nurse asked if I had done the mammogram and I said yes. When I got there, she said she's been trying to get the mammogram reading results, but, apparently the doctor who normally reads them is on vacation and, although there was another doctor filling in for him, the mammogram done on Thursday hadn't been read yet. However, when I informed the doctor that we didn't have the reading, yet, he said he had seen the doctor who normally reads the mammograms, earlier in the day. Then, he called him on the phone and got him to pull up the pictures on the computer and do an initial reading. Based on that initial reading, what I have is an oil filled cyst. According to my doctor, it is nothing to be concerned about. Apparently, these things occur after breast surgery, trauma to the breast, radiation treatment, etc., as a result of fat necrosis as the breast heals itself. I feel so relieved! It seems that the prayers have been answered and the well wishes have worked! What a blessing! The first thing I did was text my daughter to let her know.
Maybe the official mammogram report will be available when I go to see the surgeon. I'll see what the surgeon has to say - maybe he'll do a biopsy or aspirate the cyst.
On the way home, I bought rice/teriyaki beef bowls for a celebratory lunch. I had a BOGO coupon, so bought two rice bowls for $6.43 with tax. I also bought a loaf of bread ($1.50) and some grapes ($1.31 @ $.99/lb) from the tiny little Armenian grocery store that is located next to the Japanese restaurant. They have the best bread! I spent $2.81 for the bread and grapes:
|August 1 Groceries|
After I came home, I said a prayer of thanksgiving at the altar. Then, I had lunch, and took a nap! Later in the evening, I put gas to the car and went to the pharmacy to pick up my medication refill (initially, they couldn't find it, as it had been put in the wrong basket by someone who was putting them into baskets by the last name of the patient!). I also did a quick stop at the dollar store to pick up a couple of items.
I had texted the good health news to my cousin who had requested candles to be lit on my behalf and her mother called to say she was happy to hear about it. One of my friends called, too, and I updated her.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Answered prayers!
- Good news about the mammogram results.
- The appointment with the surgeon being made for me.
- The medication refill being made available without too much of a fuss.
- Everyone's support as I climbed this portion of the mountain!
It has been a lovely start to this month! Once again, thank you for being there for me.