Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass- it is about learning to dance in the rain.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008



I know that God has a sense of humor. After my last euphoric post, I have a come back to earth moment. Waiting is not my strong suite. And after my last couple of medical experiences, I'm a tad anxious about waiting for medical test results.

To begin with, I mentioned that I had to go re-do that awful yearly test at the Gynie's office. That was Friday. He said, "Call in a week for the results. If there's any problem, we'll call you."

So while I'm teaching this morning the office left a message on our home phone saying that the results are in, please call.

And I have an absolute freak out moment. (A sister is such a lovely thing to have. She calmed me down considerably in a few minutes of rapid email exchanges.) I call the office, but by now it is afternoon. Everyone is in the office in (another town); she doesn't have my chart, doesn't know about the call, and a Dr. isn't there at the moment. Please call us tomorrow afternoon at the office in (my town), when both a chart and a doctor is available.

For a brief moment I wanted to argue. Don't you know I just survived breast cancer last year? I don't want to wait another 24 hours for test results! I want it now!!

I stopped my mouth just in time. Sure. I'll call the (my town) office tomorrow afternoon. But I couldn't resist adding, "If I don't die of a nervous breakdown before then!"

Besides my sisters sage assurance, "There are several reasons for an abnormal PAP. Most of them are not serious." I did recheck the message which said, "The results of your test are in. Nothing major. Please call the office."

Nothing major!!!

But I still don't want to wait!!!
Sigh! Sigh! Sigh!

6 comments:

truth said...

Yes, I am the same way. That is a hard thing to wait and be patient.

Cyndy said...

Don't ya just love doctor's offices? I think they forget sometimes that they are dealing with real people. Not just a voice on the other end of the phone. I hope the report is "nothing major." You will be in my prayers.
BTW thanks for stopping by!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

OH HOW AWFUL!

My mind would be having a field day with that.

I hope everything is ok and that you haven't worn a hole in your carpet from pacing back and forth.

Ms. Wright(HunnieB) said...

BREATHE BREATHE BREATHE!!!

P.S.
Thank you for your kind words. I came up with that trying to "figure myelf out" and reflecting on how I felt back then...

His Girl said...

waiting. waiting. waiting.

it's 2008. surely there is a better way to communicate information like that!!!

Mrs. Darling said...

I am just praying that everything comes back okay!

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