Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Not horrible news, just not the news I wanted



My doctor(s) decided not to do a biopsy yesterday during my ultrasound because the tissues are too deep. She decided instead to have me do the whole radioactive iodine pill again. The real one this time. The 'stay in the hospital until you pee and shower the radiation out so you're not a danger to society pill' . Last year I only took 24 hours because I drink a lot of water anyway. I also took about 4 showers but that's because the food was so nasty and my view was a concrete wall so I was determined to get the hell out of there as soon as I could. Doc admitted that it was probably overkill at this point and the tissue is probably benign but, just to be safe, she wants to get rid of it. I'm pretty sure even if they had been able to do a biopsy and the results came back negative, she already had her mind made up that we would do the radiation anyway. She's like that. I tried not to cry when she told me I couldn't have a baby again this year. I have to admit, that hurt me some because I was hoping.... So that pretty much slammed the door on that idea, didn't it? I was upset about it yesterday but I'm ok today. I'm not a hag yet so I can wait. If it can't happen then I'll deal with that too. She already told me that this was a possibility last appointment when I told her about my plans so I knew. So here are the positive things: I don't have to go off my meds for 8 weeks and feel awful like I did last year. She gave me a new prescription to take for 2 weeks and then I don't take anything for another two weeks before I go in to the hospital for my scary pill and I can handle that. So that means I have a month to fool around, and trust me, I will dedicate this month to some serious fooling around. It's winter anyway so I won't be feeling sorry for myself wishing I was at the beach instead of at home or in the hospital feeling like a leper. Plus by the time it's all over and I'm fully recovered, Spring will be here. And I'll be ready to start doing all my Spring stuff that I love to do, which now that I think about it, is pretty much the same stuff I like to do in the winter, only I get wear cuter clothes and cuter shoes. So I'm happy about that part. And my in-laws are coming to visit us from Quebec in the Spring and I'm going home with them when they leave for a long visit.(Oh Canada!) And I'm reallllly happy about that. So that's that. Again I want to reiterate how thankful I am to have such a good doctor.

In the mean time, peeps, have some more Jelly why don't you?
Don't know what kind this is, it's not in my field guide since it lives in the sea and not the seashore, it looks like it could be a box jelly, but I'm not sure.



These two are cannonball or cabbage jellies. Obviously the tentacles on the bottom are half ripped off. (isn't my scientific jargon impressive? don't be intimidated by it) I've read that they are edible but I couldn't tell you what they taste like since I don't eat jellyfish. Anyone who does, please chime in for us cuz' we'd like to know and dammit don't say it tastes like chicken.



While I was taking these, the people on the beach looked at me like I was a complete idiot. Who the hell takes pictures of dead jellyfish? I do! I do!

14 comments:

flutter said...

((you))

Mariposa said...

Right...(((YOU))) bec you are special! And cute!

Have fun and enjoy...and everything will be just fine!

Marymurtz said...

I'm glad you didn't get bad news, and that you have a good doctor. I love reading your blog because you're just so damn cute.

Those jellyfish look nasty. Interesting, but nasty.

MsLittlePea said...

Thanks for all the net-luv' guys.

seventh sister said...

Are you doing anything in the way of complementary/alternative medicine to go along with your doctor's stuff? Essiac is supposedly good to help shrink tumors.

Whiskeymarie said...

It's nice to hear a "good doctor" story once in a while. Thanks.

I have never eaten jellyfish. Hopefully I will never be able to tell you what it tastes like.

I suspect it ain't jelly.

thailandchani said...

It does sound like you have a good doctor.. sensible.

Love the pictures! Would I ever love to spend a few weeks there! :)

thethinker said...

I love how you're so optimistic about everything.

Aimee said...

So glad it wasn't horrible news. I like your jellyfish. They are way more interesting than the ones I found. The ones I found looked like someone lost a breast implant!

SUEB0B said...

Hugs from afar.

hele said...

I'm sending wolf kisses.

I'm also trying to find a way to express my admiration for how you are finding the good things but today my poetry seems to be on leave so I will need to send the admiration in its unadorned naked state.

Maurey Pierce said...

You crack me up.

I'm glad the news wasn't bad and I'm still thinking of you ...

Catherine said...

Oh wow...that's a huge story...I'm glad its not bad news but I'm sorry for the hard news.

And...I don't think I've ever actually seen a jelly fish.

anne said...

First of all (and least importantly!), don't feel bad about taking pictures of a dead jelly - I took a whole series of a turkey that was killed by a predator out in front of my lab. I think my photos are far grosser!

Most importantly - you will be in my thoughts and prayers through this. I am so sorry that you aren't allowed to try for a baby yet (you would be such a wonderful mother).. and I'm sorry that you have to go through this malarky.

Happy, though, that you have a great doctor, and also proud of you for always seeing the bright side of your life. You never fail to cheer me up.