Tuesday, 12 December 2017

OUR WORLDS UPSIDE DOWN

UPDATE


Everyone's busy at this time of year preparing for Christmas, writing lists and checking them twice.
Both Bear and I were looking forward to Christmas doing all the usual things in the lead up. Then our world has been turned upside down.



I made a list to have my hair cut, visit the dentist, eye appointment, when a spanner was thrown in the works.  At my eye appointment the optometrist took a photo of the back of my eyes.  He was then quite concerned as he found spots down the bottom in the back of them.  Alarm bells rang and he advised me to go to my gp as soon as possible for a colonoscopy.

PFFT! That is nonsense Bear exclaimed but we made an appointment anyway.

My gp also thought it was nonsense but sent me for blood tests and stool tests.  Hope this isn't TMI but Bear was grossed out by the samples having to be refridgerated for three days until sent to the lab for testing.  He breathed a sigh of relief to get them out of the house. Mind you they were in little tubes which were all well sealed then in a thick plastic bag.  My gp was more concerned that I had a history of a malignant melanoma so wanted to do a skin check.

I returned to my gp today (Tuesday) for the skin check and results of tests. When he looked up the results he was shocked to see they were positive, so further tests have been ordered.  Being this close to Christmas though everyone slows down, so will have to be after the  BIG day.  Also my skin check was a bit iffy, I have to go for an ultrasound tomorrow as there is a lump behind my knee roughly in the same place as my melanoma and a suspicious looking mole on my foot. Next Monday the mole will be biopsied to check for malignancy.

Feels like deja vu with Christmas 2010 when my first malignancy was found  and the doctor having to ring around for a surgeon to operate.  Why do these things happen when everyone is going on holidays.

I have been sick on and off most of the year, which we put down to my coeliacs disease, although I am extra careful what I eat all the time.  Maybe it was a sign that something else was wrong, as I am always hesitant to go visit the gp.

Anyway that's enough of my grumbling.  Hope everyone else is doing well and prepared for Christmas if you celebrate it.

We are off to meet our family this weekend at the half way point for a lovely celebration.  I didn't want to tell them what was happening but someone  very wise told me if she were a kid she would want to know.  My eldest daughter knew as she is so intune with me that we both know what's happening all the time to each other. So the kids are taking it alright at the moment, thank goodness. Can't wait to see our 7 grandkiddies and give them all a huge hug.

Have a good week everyone.  Thank you all so much for your prayers and positive healing thoughts.

Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Thank you Baker, I appreciate your prayers
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  2. Enjoy your holiday with your family and put the rest out of your mind until after the holidays. Sending prayers, healing energy and positive thoughts your way. Am here if you need to chat.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Thanks Cat for the offer of a chat. Being an emu at the moment with my head in the sand. Maybe it will all go away. :)
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  3. sending prayers. and as Cat says, enjoy the family. the rest will be whatever it will be. no reason to stop feeling however festive you can with loved ones.

    *hugs*

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    1. Thanks Fondles really looking forward to seeing the family, will help a lot.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  4. Hi Lindy, I have been thinking about you. Sending positive thoughts and prayers, I understand how hard the testing and waiting are. You have been such a wonderful support to me and I am here for you.

    I hope you enjoy the family time this weekend.

    Hugs my friend
    Roz

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    1. Thank you so much Roz, I appreciate your support.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  5. Oh Lindy, you know how hard I am praying that you will be okay. I hope you can all enjoy the weekend together. Glad you have told the kids, I know how difficult it is but it is the right thing to do. Lots of love and hugs
    Jan and John, xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jan and John. I appreciate your prayers and support.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  6. Lindy hello,

    I know how hard it is to wait for tests and results but please try, even though not easy, to put it to the back of your mind and enjoy your family. I think it was the right decision to tell the children. You are in our thoughts.

    Love and hugs,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thank you Ronnie, I will definitely enjoy our family time this weekend.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  7. Ronnie -- I am so sorry to hear your news -- to know what you're going through. The worst part for me was the waiting.. waiting for the tests... waiting for the results... waiting for the solutions..... AND it's especially difficult during the holiday times.

    Keep strong -- and my thoughts are with you!

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    1. Thank you so much Morningstar. I agree the waiting is the hardest part. Will be happy to be the other side of all the tests and hopefully have some answers.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  8. Oh, dear.
    Lots and lots of positive thoughts.

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  9. Waiting is the worse..at least when you have results you plan or you relax, ....my mom always said...it is all about the memories...so make wonderful memories with your loved ones...and then you can all look back on them next year. You are at the top of my prayer list..and I even had a 'little chat' with my mom...she is up there being bossy and looking out for all of us. HUGS...abby

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    1. Thank you so much Abby. I'm happy your mum is looking out for everyone. I intend to have the best Christmas and make happy memories to look back on. Great to see you visiting.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  10. I was away from my computer yesterday. You have been turned upside down. The worry alone is hard to deal with. You have lots of people praying for you and I'm one of them. Keep us informed.

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    1. Thank you so much PK. My man gave me such a long lecture this morning as I'd dropped my bundle. He said I have to remain positive to fight this, which is so true.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  11. All the good vibes to you, Lindy.

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  12. I am sorry to hear this Lindy. I am even more sorry for the time of year as it means waiting. No one likes to be in suspended animation. I think abby's comment is fantastic. Embrace the holidays with vigor (though easier said than done) and create fantastic memories- focus on the joy of the season-make the joy of the season.

    I don't care for going to the doctor either, but good on you for doing it. Sounds like you know how to fight from past experiences, and while I hope you don't have to fight again, may you find strength in knowing you can.

    Best of luck to you Lindy, and enjoy your holidays.

    willie

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    1. Thank you so much Willie. Will endeavour to make the most of the holidays and make happy memories with my family.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  13. Oh Lindy! ❤️ Sending you the biggest of hugs, and hoping that things go well with your tests ahead. I agree with the others- it is a hard time of year for medical to get done, when you just want to know what you are dealing with.

    So glad that you have shared with your family. There is really nothing better than the support of loving family and friends, to help one through hard and worrisome times. I hope that you and Bear can have a lovely celebration with your family on the weekend. I’ll be thinking of you. You’ve got my prayers too. Many, many hugs, and lots of love,

    ❤️Katie xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Katie for your hugs and prayers. Really looking forward to seeing our family and having a fun weekend.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  14. Lindy,
    I hope and pray that nothing bad is found. Try not to let it dampen your Xmas spirit. Thinking positive thoughts and blessings at you.

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    1. Thank you so much Don. I really appreciate your blessings and positive thoughts.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  15. Although I have been sharing emails with you, I am very behind on my blog reading. Blame the holiday season. First, it is good that you are being open to all of us and to your family. The support you receive is always a good medicine. When I was so sick and waiting for the tests, I loved getting comments and sweet emails from this crowd.

    Sending Hugs and Prayers Down Under,
    Ella

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    1. Thank you so much Ella. It is helping heaps with all of my friends here in the land offering support. Makes me feel so much better.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  16. Lindy,
    Waiting is the hardest part. We are all here with you. Keep the faith and lean into Bear.
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you so much Meredith. I appreciate how everyone is there for me. I am definitely leaning into Bear with a few lectures along the way from him.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  17. Sending positive thoughts, healing energy, hugs, and love your way! Enjoy the time with your family.

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    1. Thank you so much Terps. I'm so looking forward to seeing our family tomorrow.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  18. Hoping for good news! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much Lea. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
      Hugs Lindy xxx

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