Life’s a Box of Chocolates
One day at a time.
That’s how I find myself getting through these past couple of weeks…one…day…at…a…time.
It has been an emotionally charged couple of weeks. The kids are finishing up school so crazy schedules, finals, moving up ceremonies, special events, have all been clamoring for attention. The renovation started on Monday, so chaotic is an understatement. Head on over to One Fine Summer to see what has happened the last three days. So much! So exciting!
My sister in law and niece came to town Sunday through today, adding some much needed distraction and fun into the crazy.
And last Tuesday it was discovered that I had a lump in my left breast.
Can you say sideswiped? Blindsided? I felt like all the air was sucked from my world. Life has a way of doing that to you now and then, doesn’t it? Kind of like driving in winter. Everything’s going along all peachy keen, and then you hit a patch of ice and spin out of control before you even know what hit you. Monday, life was good, exciting, looking forward to all the neat stuff ahead of us. Tuesday was terrifying as my doctor said he was sending me for tests and passing me along to a breast surgeon. Wednesday was even more terrifying as my mind worked itself through all the possibilities and obsessed on the whatifs my family could be facing. And then Thursday I got my strength and faith on and wrapped it around me like a warm cloak. Pushed it all to the back of my mind, prayed through my anxious moments, and enjoyed the ensuing chaos of my world.
Yesterday afternoon I went for my ultrasound and diagnostic mammogram. The news was good… it looks like I have fluid filled cysts. Still waiting for word from the doctor with next steps and the bottom line, but at this point I am breathing a little easier than I have in days. I will not feel a sense of relief until I hear the all clear. Even then, I feel vulnerable like never before. Life has a way of reminding you that now is all we have for certain, so we had better enjoy every second of it. 🙂
I saw a quote today…it was painted on a sign in front of a house I passed. It said: