Monday, April 02, 2012

Happy Sigh of Relief

Remember when I went for my mammogram last week? Yeah, well, I got a call a couple of days later right as we were leaving for Denver that my doctor had reviewed the images and ordered additional views. Sigh. I reluctantly scheduled another mammogram and ultrasound and tried not to think about it too much. Impossible. I wasn't too worried until I realized that the request was for additional images on the right breast--the opposite one with the lump that I had biopsied last year. My appointment was this morning. I'm happy to report that after my tests today, the area of concern turned out to be a simple cyst. BIG HAPPY SIGH OF RELIEF. I'm sad to report that the radiologist, the ultrasound tech, and the mammography tech each told me to expect this kind of scrutiny each year. I guess I need to be thankful that they do a thorough job, even if it does cause me some mental angst.

Big exhale. 

Moving on.

Today was a rude awakening for all of us after a week of being "off the clock". Everyone got up on time this morning but I'm not sure anyone was cheerful about it, including me. It didn't help that temps were in the 70s/80s all last week and weekend and today is c-c-c-cold, dreary, and windy. I traded my shorts, tank top, and flip flops for jeans, my down vest, UGGs, and my winter coat! How rude of mother nature to jolt us out of our lovely spring pattern. It's soooooo dry here and we need moisture badly, but I sure wish that the weather system heading our way would bring rain instead of the frozen stuff. Wishful thinking I'm afraid.

Our spring break was wonderful. We went to the movies (I really liked Mirror Mirror), shopped, ate out, hiked, had a couple of sleepovers, grilled out several times, visited with friends, and John and I even went on a date one night. I loved having a week to do a whole lot of nothing. Traveling is nice, but it's not as restful as staying home in my book.

(Photos for the grandparents)
We picked up Abbey's new glasses last Friday. The sides are a fun pink-blue-purple pattern which is precisely why she chose them. John and I think she looks so grown up in them and Abbey thinks they make her look smart. She's pretty smart as it is so I don't know about that...
Oh, I most certainly DID make everyone hike with me last Friday and surprisingly they had a good time. I wanted to say "I told you so" but I zipped it instead. I've learned that it's best not to say that too often.
And yes, I have three children but one of them is a 15-year-old boy who does NOT like to have his picture taken. :)

This week is back to business with schedules and track meets and homework (loved our break from that) and carpool. Eight more weeks of school until summer break and I am definitely counting down! Spring break gave me a really bad case of summer fever. Hope everyone's week is off to a great start.


Elizabeth said...

Your girls are so beautiful, Meredith!

I'll trade you weather. Yesterday it hit 90 and today is almost as hot! Anything over 80 is TOO hot for me!

HappyTrails said...

Big, happy sigh of relief with you!
Whew! Also sounds like you had a perfect spring break. And how much more perfect can you get combined with the awesome weather we've been having! Welcome to Colorado - almost 80 degrees yesterday and 6 to 10 inches of snow for our zip code tonight! Woo-hoo!

Jennifer said...

Yay, Mer! So glad for good results!!! I remember my mom having to always go back in for biopsies after a mammogram. Always turned out to be cysts, but important to check nonetheless.

Glad that your spring break had ideal weather and that the Blases enjoyed themselves!

Stephanie Kay said...

You have my weather sympathies!! We had a gorgeous week in shorts and t-shirts during our faux spring break (hubby worked nights so was around during the day which made it feel like a break but it wasn't). Then the temps dropped and we're back to huddling in coats. I was cool with more cold until I enjoyed a taste of spring. Now I'm over being cold. Bring on the warm weather!

Brenda said...

At least the weather was good for spring break, which is usually very questionable! It's snowing now here, but that doesn't change the fact that it's April!
Abbey's glasses look so cute on her!