Moving Mountains and Mattresses

Thursday she went for her routine mamo, only to have the technician then the radiologist "hang out" a lot longer on the breast where she'd had the growth removed a few years ago.  It caused more anxiety in her as they hovered around the titanium chip placed in her as a marker.  Her appointment with the OBGYN was later that afternoon to talk her to about the mass that they detected while she was recently in the hospital, she was nervous.  So was I.

I mean, what do you say?  Good luck hardly seemed appropriate so it never crossed my lips but  I love you did.  Her appointment was for 3:45pm and here it was 5:35pm and still no call.  I kept repeating over and over again, no news is good news.  Then a prayer.  Finally I called her cell phone and it went to voicemail.  Leaving a message, I felt tense, anxious then suddenly hungry.  Moments passed and my phone rang.  It was her.  I'm just now leaving the doctor's.  He was detained because of surgery and didn't get to see me until 30 minutes ago.  He told me not to worry.  It's a cyst that has already shrunk in size.  He asked me if I felt a pop at any given point during my stay and I told him I did once I was able to get up and do laps in the hallway with my I V pole.  It's nothing, Mom.  He wants me to come back in six weeks to do another ultra sound to follow-up.

Finally, I thought...good news for her!

I was and am grateful.
I thanked God.

Oh, one more thing.  I've been able to walk around the house, up and down stairs, do a little yard work lately, including picking up Moon and Copper's residue (aka poops, crap)!!  Hooray!  Apparently my sciatic nerve has decided to return to it's normal position and I will continue to mend...:) 

Yep, there's a lesson here:
if ever you are plagued by sciatic nerve problems, DO NOT MOVE ATTEMPT TO MOVE A MATTRESS!


I'm so glad that prayers have been answered for both you AND your daughter!! You should celebrate with something really, really good and or expensive!!! :-)))!! Enjoy your Saturday!!
Nancy C said…
Good advice about the mattress. I'll try to remember that.

So happy about your daughter's news. :)
That's great news! I had a mass removed from my ovary shortly after Pierce was born. It wasn't such a bad surgery, but the internal scar tissue it left behind does cause me pain off and on.

Great news about your back too!
Retired Knitter said…
Oh I am so glad it was only a cyst. I have been in her shoes waiting because of a stupid cyst - actually mine was back in the 70s and they couldn't confirm the cyst with a needle biopsy so they had to do an actual biopsy - surgery - big deal back then.

It was so hard because the waiting for an answer was so long.

Positive thoughts going on for you and your daughter. Moms and daughters are special pairs. I have a special pair of my own. My heart travels in her body. I would suffer greatly as you did waiting.
MadSnapper said…
this is fantastic news, so happy for you and for her and i will remember not to move my mattress even if i don't have a nerve problem.
Anonymous said…
Great news all around...I am so pleased for both of you.
gld said…
That is good news on both fronts, hers and yours!

I am so happy for you.
TexWisGirl said…
yay! good news for both you and your daughter!!!
Angela said…
I'm so glad to hear that everything is going to be alright with your daughter. I'm also happy for you that your sciatic never has finally quit giving you fits.
You are just the good news fairy today. I'm so happy for you. Except picking up the poop, of course.
Inger said…
I don't have any kids, but reading this, I fully understood how very scary it must be for a parent when something happens to their child. I am so glad that the doctor was not concerned and that she should be OK. Take care and don't overdo it.
barbara l. hale said…
So glad to hear that your daughter is okay! And your advice is right about not moving a mattress or anything else that is heavy if you are prone to sciatica. I feel your pain.
Susie said…
Yes, thank God. God is good and does answer our prayers. I am still praying for my daughter. It's all scary where our children are concerned. xo, Susie(She Junks)
Chatty Crone said…
I am so thankful that she is okay - thank you God. And timing means nothing to doctors and they don't know how nervous it makes us.
Bee Lady said…
So glad to hear all is well JP. SO HAPPY for you! Calls for a celebration!

Cindy Bee
Crow said…
A collective sigh continues from here. I love you, is always the perfect thing to say. ((jp))
...agreeing with crow...'i love you'...can never go wrong...

so glad to hear the good news...about your daughter AND the damn sciatica!
FABULOUS NEWS! A big WOOT for you!

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