Monday, January 19, 2009

right to the point

This blog is having an existential crisis. I don't seem to write that much about cancer these days. A more appropriate title might be in order ("Occasionally About Cancer?" "Not Just About Life, Kids, Dogs, Books, Weather Extremes and Cancer"?) but then how would people find me?

I was interrupted by the phone ringing. This is the subsequent telephone conversation, transcribed pretty much verbatim:

A (nurse who works with my oncologist, returning my call about my most recent CT scan results*): "May I speak to Laurie, please?"

Me: "This is Laurie."

A: "Hi, it's A. from the cancer centre."

Me: "Hi A."

A: "Everything's fine. No change."

Me: "Yay! Yay! Yay! Thank you, A!"

A: "You're welcome! Bye!"

The cancer centre's stated policy is that they do not give out results over the phone but my oncologist has been making an exception for me for a while now. If they ever do ask me to come in, I will be very suspicious.

So, I am happy to say that I have nothing new to report on the cancer front.

On another note, go read the comments from my last post. There's some good stuff in there.

*I just tried to link to the post about my most recent scan (it was last Wednesday) and found that I didn't write one. Instead, I wrote about the weather and losing my dog. It appears that, while they still make me anxious, CT scans are less newsworthy than the cold and my pets. Lucky me.


marnie webb said...

That is the most wonderful kind of no news.

Dee said...

An existential crisis? I don't think so. The title says "not just about cancer" and it isn't. And, that's a good thing. I think it's more important to show folks that you're living a normal life, even though you're in continuous treatment. And, congrats on the continued good CT scan results!

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Bhuvana said...

This is good news Laurie.

deb said...

yah! yah! and many more yahs! Honestly, I'm happy not to read about your cancer...if you know what I mean!

Princess Tinybutt said...

i'm with dee...again, lol! that's the first thing i thought when i read this post. it's not just about cancer! and that's great! it's also great that you got the 'ho-hum' call as we call them around here.

i go tomrrow for my scans/mri's. i have to take several because of all the places i'm 'infected', and then we joke abouit being radioactive for a while lol!

angela :)

Michael said...

The whole point of NJAC is to not be about cancer. Both blog and you. This is not a survival story: it's a story about thriving.

Rebe said...

Yeah Laurie! My results have almost always come over the phone. It's easier to "schedule", good, bad, or unknown.

I love that we can both write about stuff other then cancer. We are both so much more.

Mom2Amara said...

Hooray! (I've got nothing else. Just wanted to celebrate with you!)

Average Jane said...

That's wonderful to hear! Don't worry about the blog - it'll be there when you're ready for it.

Elana said...

Very Happy For You and Yours. I look forward to reading about your life.