Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Explaining My Absence . . .

Hi Stampers,

Since March, I'm sure you've noticed my posts have been few and far between.  Missing mojo is part of it, but here's the real reason.

In March I went for a routine physical because we had to change doctors due to insurance changes.  Routine physicals mean routine bloodwork.  Mine came up a little wonky.  I won't bore you with the details, but as a nurse and the child of a dad who passed from leukemia in 1968, I knew they were of concern.

My doc repeated it a couple more times, weekly, and it was still coming back "off".  No signs or symptoms of anything, so no worries . . . but to be sure, he sent me to a hemeoncologist.

More bloodwork through April and May, still abnormal.  So May 29th, I had a bone marrow biopsy.  Checked back in with doc on June 12th for those results.  The good news:  not leukemia.  The bad news:  it was still considered abnormal enough that she wanted it sent off to another lab for more testing.

Flash forward to this past Monday - the results are in!  Negative on all the things she was testing for.  However, a couple cells in their random cell count showed an extra "X" chromosome (but not cancerous) - see, I TOLD you I am a princess :)  That extra "girly" chromosome proves it (ha ha).  Have a couple elevated T cells too, but negative for anything auto-immune.  SO - she's sending it off to Mayo Clinic just to be sure they're not missing anything, I have to have monthly bloodwork done for a while, and my next appointment is in November.

WHEW.

To say my mind has been occupied elsewhere these past several months would be an understatement.

The only "symptom" I've ever had is a nagging tiredness, but anyone who knows me knows I'm too da** stubborn to give in to that.

Anyhow, for anyone who's still interested enough to keep checking into my blog, I promise to get some new projects up here soon.  I've got new goodies from the new catalog that I haven't even had the urge to play with yet, but plan to get into next weekend FOR SURE!  This weekend, I'm going to be searching Pinterest and my fellow demonstrators' blogs to get some ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

Hope your weekend is fun and CRAFTY!!!

Thanks for following me :)

Happy stampin'!

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  1. Good luck with your results! Don't want to be a downer but I had colon cancer and my only symptoms were tiredness and an off blood count. Make sure they check you for everything! Mine was stage III but it's been 12 years now cancer-free.

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    1. Thanks Becky! Sorry I didn't reply sooner - somehow I missed your comment until today!! So glad you are okay now!!!

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