Wednesday, August 17, 2005

a favor to ask...

i've been introverted this week. friday is my first real post-cancer check-in with my oncologist. for the next 4-1/2 years i'll alternate colonoscopies and blood tests every six months.

yesterday i had my blood drawn. the lady at the window of the lab asked me, what i thought sounded like, "porterarm?" i said, "excuse me?" again, "porterarm?" it really sounded like one long word. after about three such exchanges, she said very deliberately, "do you have a port or do we take the blood from your arm?" ohhhhhh...now i get it. "ARM!" i nearly shouted. next time, i'll know better and be prepared.

so, the waiting game is on again. the favor i have to ask is this...please just think about me on friday at 1 p.m. central time and send some good thoughts my way. i KNOW that everything is going to be 100% great, but it never hurts to have lots of well-wishers in your corner backing you up.

the best part is i get to show my negative MRI results to my fun, funny, optimistic oncologist, dr. klix. as an over-achiever, i love to get praise for doing well on a test...any test. friday will be no exception!

4 comments:

Karyl said...

Girlee! You can count on me being in your corner!

firstborn studio said...

heidi~i will have you firmly planted in my thoughts! keep that positive force around you!

Becky said...

count me in.

nancy said...

I am with everyone else all around you. No harm or bad vibes can get through. Peace, harmony, health and love are pouring in.