Friday, September 25, 2009

Not Cancer

There is good news from the MRIs. No abnormality in the shoulder found. While I am everlastingly grateful for that, I would also be a big liar if I did not say that I was hoping that they would find some sort of 'easy fix'. My shoulder aches badly from yesterday's two hour immobilization. BUT, the good news is that it is not cancer. They are adopting an aggressive 'wait and watch'. I'm comfortable with that. The imaging will be done in Pittsburgh. If something just taking root, beginning to grow, it will not be missed for long.

I've never dealt with chronic pain before, so that is a bit discouraging. 3 motrins take the edge off of it, but I cannot remember the last time that I was simply, blessedly pain free. Still. It is not cancer, and I can live with pain.

Late edit: This post sounds ungrateful. I am not. I'm as grateful to God as any one woman can be. I think that I am, once again, shocked silent.

FYI: Don't get used to it.

20 comments:

WhiteStone said...

Debby, this is good news. Sorry about the pain, but I'm very, very glad to hear no cancer. Good news indeed.

Kelly said...

Praise God! That is great news, Debby!!!

Nice to know how closely you will be monitored, too. Now to look into some sort of pain management.

Anonymous said...

Debby,

This is great news. I am happy for you. I am sure you and your doctors will figure out how to deal with the pain. Take care of yourself. HDW

Redlefty said...

Shocked silent but grateful here too!

Pencil Writer said...

Fantastic! Thanks to a loving Heavenly Father!

steviewren said...

Really good news! I wonder if your pain could be from some type of nerve damage brought on by your surgery? Whatever the cause I hope it gets better soon. When you hurt all the time it is really hard to be cheery.

Scotty said...

Woo-hoo!

Caroline said...

But that's really awesome news! Chronic pain vs. cancer. I know which one I want. But I can tell you I hate chronic pain. Even if they want an aggresive wait and watch, I think you should ask for pain pills of some sort, particularly if you aren't sleeping. I have stuff I can take when I can't sleep if I just can't get comfortable. But it makes me loopy (a technical term) so I don't take it in the day time. Just because they are waiting, doesn't mean you should live in agony. Now go celebrate!

Bob said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye Heavenly Host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
AMEN AND AMEN!

I, too, am shocked silent but praising the One who first loved us. Such awesome, wonderful news, Debby.

Lydia said...

I am so glad for you (not for the pain) but for the "no cancer". yea and yea and yea!

It is so difficult to keep a good attitude with pain all of the time and losing sleep. I hope you can find an answer for your shoulder and a means to deal with it.

Hugs and blessings to you!

Pam said...

((((HUGE CYBER HUGS))))!!!!!!

What wonderful, fantastic news!!! Debby!!!!!! I'm sooooo happy for you!

Prayers are answered!! :)

Mary Paddock said...

So sorry about the pain, but I am very, very relieved to hear the good news. We've already got one old friend dying from pancreatic cancer.

Daria said...

I am so happy for you ... no cancer.

Doris said...

Glory be to God it is not Cancer ! I am with you on that one. I deal with chronic pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia all the time, but like you say, at least it is not the big C.There are all kinds of painkillers that are not narcotic that help. I take tramadol mostly. I am allergic to all the antiinflamatories on the market. My husband took neurotin for nerve pain and it helped.I am just so glad they found no cancer. God is good ! Doris

Karen L. Holmes said...

So GLAD to hear that the shoulder MRI's were negative. I know what the waiting game can feel like! Hope you get some relief from the chronic pain - and answers to the cause of it - soon.

Mikey said...

Oh that's SUCH good news!! I'm so glad for you. But now I wonder... what the heck IS it?

Mom said...

I am so happy for you. That is great news. But I'm still keeping you in my prayers - tonight, it will be "Thank you, God, for taking care of Debby".

Anonymous said...

Oh yay, Deb. BB is away but will call her. I have just got back and what good news! Just the best possible for now. Best of luck with the pain control, know how tiring chronic pain can be. How about giving your body a total rest and vegging out for a couple of days? Know that is nearly too much to ask of a dedicated worksholic and keen gardener - like a purgatory I think? Good luck with it anyway. Love Barb

Hal Johnson said...

That's great news, Debby. And, since I live with a woman who endures chronic pain, I think you're justified in complaining about it. You can complain and still be thankful.

PaintedPromise said...

chronic pain is no fun... i am lucky that mine is not constantly chronic, but comes in spells. that way i can be SO HAPPY when it stops... even though i know it will come back.

hang in there!!!!!