Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Down time... in more ways then one.

Since the school holidays are now well and truly behind me, I was sort of looking forward to a slow and gentle slide into the next weekend... because next weekend is my weekend 'off'.
And I was/am seriously ready for a much needed break, let me tell you!

Ahhh... Heavenly!
Time to sleep in... to read books... and just sort of potter around the house and garden.
Maybe even find the time - or the inclination - to walk around the lake a time or two.

Only things happened.

I'm now off all this week, and maybe even into the next... or beyond.
Yeah, I now have my "time off", alright... but it's because of circumstances that I wish I weren't going through.

See, the final couple of days of school holidays, I didn't feel too well.
Well, to tell you the truth, I didn't really feel bad, and I did have some intermittent pain in my lower left abdomen.
Now to be honest it was nothing really bad... but more irritating than anything, I suppose.

But certainly not worrisome.
I just figured maybe I needed a little more fiber in my diet - which is just a nice way of saying constipation.
Because I hate saying "constipation".
Especially in relation to me.

But then add to that, noticing blood in my urine, and I just figured that with Monday off (well, a half day anyway) I might just pop into the doctors and see what was going on.

So I walked in there all fat, dumb and happy... and walked out decidedly less so.
Oh, I'm still fat and dumb, I can assure you.
That hasn't changed.

But happy?
Not so much.

See, when the doctor palpated my abdomen, he found some exceedingly tender spots.
Tender enough, that he had to duck when I just about knee'd him in the head a time or two.
And whilst ducking, he also found a small mass that concerned him.

And me too, of course, since I feel basically fine and dandy and I certainly don't feel like I should have a small mass, especially when I'm feeling pretty darn good for the middle-aged shape I'm in..
Well, maybe I'm a little more tired than usual... but I just put that down to the school holidays and the long hours I had just put in... so it just seemed sort of understandable.

So, being somewhat concerned after poking and prodding me, he made me pee in a bottle.
Not once... but twice.

And come to find out, he saw stuff he didn't like looking at.

Now, at this point, he doesn't really know what we're dealing with... but he must have his suspicions, based on the foot-long list of tests he wanted run.
But did he share those suspicions with me?
He will though, once the results of the blood tests, urine tests and ultrasound all come in - sometime next week.

But he did pat my hand, before I left.
Which kind of worries me more than the "other stuff"... know what I mean?

So, I have all this week off, and possibly the next as well.. but this really isn't what I had in mind. Oh no...
This is definitely not what I had in mind at all.


The Wife said...

Oh my Tater. I hope it all comes back clear and you just have a lil tater tot stuck in there. You're in my prayers.

Wonder why my WV is excisi??

Dave and Tami said...

I'm sorry to read all this. You will certainly be in my prayers until we hear the good news that you're fine and dandy - and even after that. Sometimes doctors and their silent treatment put you through much worse stuff than if they would just spit out what they're thinking. Take care and let us all know how you're doing.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kate, hope everything works out for you. Oh and maybe he has a pee fetish to make you pee twice, hee, hee!

farmlady said...

I do know what you mean and I know that doctors are not going to tell you anything until they see the whole picture. Try not to worry... easy to say, but don't stew until you have something to stew about.

It's probably "stress" balls clogging your system. Take a deep breath and go for a walk.

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

I hope everything will be ok.
Waiting for test results just sucks doesn't it?

Thinking of you

Rita said...

I hate waiting for test results! I accomplish next to nothing and I feel kind of melancholy or sad. I hope that this just passes and might be a bladder infection or something like that. Praying for you. Don't be afraid. God has a hold of your hand.

Libby's Library said...

Oh my little sweet potato - I'm on my knees and sending lots of prayers.
Please let us know when your test results. Wish I could just hoop on a plane and come take care of you!

Roslyn said...

Kate, prayers going up & going over the sea...........

Karen Deborah said...

GAH been there and hate that! OK I was having my routine girl physical you know the kind. I was lying flat on my back when the doctor said he felt a MASS in my abdomen. Good thing I was lying flat. If I would have been wired up to some of those gizmos it would have showed the palpitations that were almost a heart attack. Nuts! For me whenever there is a question, I am always dying of cancer, it's never anything else. I just totally freak out. So I scheduled the first trip to the OR and had my BENIGN ovarian tumors and ovaries removed. Just sayin.

Constipation stinks.

did I make ya laugh?

and seriously Tater I will be prayin for you. For peace while you wait and for wisdom.

HermitJim said...

My friend, don't ya just hate the old "hand patting routine"?

Seriously, I certainly hope that everything turns out just fine for you!

Keeping you in my thoughts until all is well!

Kurichan said...

You know I am thinking good thought and we are all here for ya, babe!

joolzmac said...

Oh, that's crappy for you. Waiting for results is the worst bit. Fingers and toes crossed for you that everything is fine and you're feeling better real soon.

Blessings - Joolz

Momlady said...

I send healing thoughts your way and hope that it's nothing serious. Please let us know what's going on when you know.

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Marjie said...

Aw, Katie! I hope it's something simple like an infection; I've had a crap-ton of those. Let us know what you find out; you're loved around the world, girl!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Kate! I'm sorry I'm just now reading this and finding out about your sucky visit to the doctor!!!! Maybe you have a kidney stone, maybe you have a bladder infection, maybe a hundred things that don't mean anything serious. (Please, LORD.) I'm so glad you went and I'll be praying up a storm that all is well and whatever it is gets fixed with as little pain and problem as possible.

I'll be waiting and checking and I hoping good friends (and yes, even COL) are taking care of you and giving you all the love everyone here wishes we could.

Love and toast and beans and maybe even a salad to you, dear friend. XoXXXoOOOxOxX.

Chocolate Cat said...

I'll be thinking of you this week and hoping the doctor has worried you unnecessarily. Think of it as a little break to recharge the batteries until you know any more.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Will keep you in my thoughts...doctors suck when it comes to keeping secrets like that but I guess it's better to know what you're dealing with for sure. Now you can take several walks around the lake!

Fruitcake Sandy said...

Oh Katie, I am so saddened to read this post. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have so many 'blog' friends out here who are sending healing and comforting thoughts your way. Let us know how you are doing. Hugs and sweet wishes ....

Out Back said...

Thinking of you Kate.

I was so shocked to read about your health issues, I hope and pray that your test results return with good news.

Rest up while you can...

Sending love and best wishes to you Kate,


Homestay Mama said...

Oh, Katie! When I have some spare time to read blogs, yours is one of the first ones I check. I know that when I read your blog, I will be highly entertained and will laugh a lot. But, I'm NOT laughing tonight! I'm praying instead!

Hugs, dear friend.


Anonymous said...

There is no key to happiness, only a ladder..................................................................

Subbir Kumar Datta said...

Vaastu can bring happiness upto some extent......



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