Friday, September 26, 2008

Today

Today started out like pretty much any other day. I had taken the day off to burn up some 'comp time'. It started out with the newspaper, my regular breakfast of an 'everything' bagel with two cups of coffee. Then Tim and I went down to the woods and cut up and loaded a large maple that had blown down in the recent wind. We don't need the wood. We've got this year's, and next year's, and we've got wood stacked for the year after that. So no, we don't need this, but when a good maple blows down, you don't let it go to waste. I had planned to go to Bradford to apply for a job. I had planned to pick up post cards for Stevie's great post card swap. I was supposed to spend the afternoon helping Tim install kitchen counters in Nancy's kitchen, do some 'mudding' for the drywall in Nancy's new bathroom. Then home. Cara is coming home. She says that I can do her laundry for old time's sake. I had my day all planned out.
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What I did not plan on was finding a large lump in my breast while taking a shower. What I did not plan on was hearing the doctor say that I should not wait to be seen. I did not plan on this at all.

21 comments:

Mary Paddock said...

Debby,

Please let us know asap what the results are.

Praying here . . .

mary

MuseSwings said...

Debby! Things get planned for us, don't they! Plan on every thing is GOING TO BE OKAY. Plan on my praying for you, and plan on life going back to normal for you once this gets taken care of - whatever it takes. It could be something, it could be next to nothing. Plan on just doing what you need to do!

Hal Johnson said...

I'll be thinking of you, Debby, and praying too. Get back to us when you feel like it.

Mikey said...

Well that just throws the day all to hell. Let us know what happens. We'll be praying

Stuart Peel said...

I'll be thinking of you, take very good care.

Scotty said...

My thoughts are with you too, Debby.

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Just hugs ...
BB

Stevyn Colgan said...

Debby - Thinking of you here on this side of the pond. Having got to know a bit about you in the last few months I can't see any damn lump geting the better of you. Hell no. Take care and keep us posted. Oh, and email me your address - I have a book for you (signed of course!) xx

Debby said...

Thanks everyone for you well wishes. I walked out of the appointment with the disconcerting knowledge that it wasn't my imagination...the doctor was astonished at the size as well. I've an appointment at the hospital on Sept 30th, and an appointment with the surgeon on the 9th. I'm pretty practical, and not one to worry excessively unless I know that I have something to worry about. 'It is what it is', I tell myself. We shall know soon enough. As Museswings and BB have pointed out, these things come to nothing more often than not. I find those odds bearable!

Lavinia said...

Debby! My Goodness!!!! I was stunned by your last paragraph.....HUGS AND PRAYERS TO YOU!

Okay, deep breath....eyes closed....faith strong....hold fast, Debby, hold fast. As muse swings says, it could be nothing. It could very well be nothing. I hope it is nothing. I am going to pray for you tonight. From however many hundreds or thousands of miles away from you that I am, my prayers will reach you.

All things in faith.

steviewren said...

I'm shocked. Ditto to every well said thing about prayer and faith and hope and good thoughts that everyone else has already said. I'll be doing all the above too.

I read your post about the economy and came back tonight to post a comment, but those things take a back seat so quickly when something like this happens in the life of someone you've grown to admire. Take care.

steviewren said...

Debby, I'm back today with a cyber bouquet of daisies, purple wildflowers and sunflowers for you. I thought they might cheer you a bit. In fact, I've brought a whole bag of distractions for you. The latest issues of People, Birds & Blooms, Cottage Living, Cooking for 2, and a copy of Brides because Cara will get married soon or later so you might as well be prepared. I threw in some candy bars, snickers (my favorite), M&M Peanut (another of my favorites), Payday (yet again another loved by me), and some York Peppermint Patties if you are watching your weight (they only have 3 calories each bite). I've included a sling-shot, crayons with a Barbie coloring book and Fiddler On the Roof on DVD (a movie that once got me through a very hard time in my life). Oh yeah, I almost forgot, and a big smile from me.

Redlefty said...

Wow debby, I'll be thinking of you on your big day Tuesday.

Portia said...

I'm thinking of you and hoping for the best.

Love college students that come home for laundry and food. She still needs you. :)

jeanie said...

Oh Deb - thank goodness you found it, thank goodness you have the sort of doctor who jumps immediately rather than does a "wait and see", thank goodness you live in an era where modern medicine can search down nasty things and in most cases can do a destroy mission if it is nasty.

Lots of hugs. Sorry I wasn't on IM yesterday - messenger is automatic on a the machine I used to use but only boot up occasionally for updating and uploading web stuff - so didn't see you until 5 hours later...

Alison said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Debby.
((hugs))

bruced said...

Hang in there, Debbie. Truly... the best is yet to come!

Janet said...

Debby, just read your post. Will be sending good thoughts and hoping you get good news. Stay strong in the meantime...although that's easier to say than to do.

Janet

steve said...

its funny how them buggers creep up on you I just had one taken out of my leg so take care ,,you will be ok

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Debby. I know in my heart that you'll be ok. And I hope your post is a reminder to your female readers to do regular self-examinations of their breasts. Take care, DavidM

Lavinia said...

Hi Debby. Just thought I'd pop by on Sunday evening and say hi, I have been thinking about you all weekend. I have been wondering how you are and how you are managing and coping and feeling. I have said prayers for you and I hope you are not too scared. I hope those around you are supporting you at this time and that you are keeping optimistic...as it could very well be a totally false alarm.

I like what Steviewren wrote a few comments up from mine....

Hugs to you,
Lavinia