Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My new best friends at the Cardiologist

Today as I continue my Celebrate Life week I got to have lunch with friends that I worked with at Pier 1 Imports. I had not seen them for a few years so it was great.

Actually, I had a Cardiologist appointment again for a 3 hour CT Scan of my heart. BUT my heart rate was too high so they gave me meds to take and rescheduled my appointment for next week. These people must really, really like me as this will be the 4th week in a row that they have invited me back. I must be very photogenic. Now, why would my heart rate be high you ask; can you say FEAR?? I have bad veins and each time I get a scan done they have to dig for a vein.  So often by the 3rd try I am crying and have to remind myself to breath. So since they couldn't do the scan I got to go to lunch with old friends. YaY!

A girl I used to work with has just gone through breast cancer surgery but escaped having to have chemo. She says she feels like she won the lottery! Her mom just got diagnosed with breast cancer again after 20 years of being cancer free. She had surgery and will now have to have chemo and radiation. Please say a prayer for a quick recovery and strength for her to get through the chemo and radiation.

Tomorrow my baby will be 19 years old. :) One more reason for my Celebrate Life week.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry about the Cardiologist stuff. It seems like it always something after 50, doesn't it? I hope they straighten it all out soon.

    I totally understand how your ex-coworker feels feels about escaping chemo, because that was me. I was elated and felt so lucky, too. I remember telling this to my my mom, and she replied that there was nothing lucky about having cancer. Oh yes there is! If you put cancer on a scle from 0 -10, I felt like I was a 2 at most, and compared to those folks with a higher number, I was very, very lucky, and I thank God for that every day!

    Happy birthday to Dale!