Monday, November 05, 2007

lap cat distracts from CAT scan worries (dog snoring does a pretty good job too)

I am home. And exhausted.

I have to get up early tomorrow, to go to for abdominal and thoracic CT scans (also known as CAT scans) .

Once someone has had cancer, every headache, stitch, lump, bump or bout of dizziness becomes suspect. And every test, no matter how routine is fraught with anxiety.

I have been the best kind of busy these last few days. The conference and the time I spent with friends and family (as well as the chance to change my environment for a while) provided both a distraction and more reassurance than a fist full of tranquilizers.

But I do feel a little queasy and a little a lot scared when I think about what the results of this test could mean. The worst doesn't bear thinking about, actually; so I'm trying not to do so.

And right now, with my youngest asleep, my oldest in the bath, my sweetie in the room with me, the dog snoring with his head in my lap and the cat doing his best imitation of a nice kitty, it's not so hard to feel optimistic. I just wish the test was over, the results were in and I could share the good news with all of you.

5 comments:

MinneapolisMom said...

Positive thoughts for tomorrow...and a good nite of sleep tonight. Sounds like a beautiful relaxing evening at home tonight. As for the next few days....well, we'll be waiting for that good news!

Jacqueline said...

good news will come soon enough (well, it will come). for now, sweet dreams, lady.

Anonymous said...

For what it is worth a surgeon once told me - our lives will not be lived by tests - they are simply diagnostic tools. With that I wish you good luck my sweet.

Lovebabz said...

No Matter what the tests say, you will have a good day. In this moment right now you are well..yes tired and worn out, but well. Think not of tomorrow, but of right now and toast this second. I am lifting my glass of merlot to you!

Anonymous said...

thinking of you and wishing you good results!

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