Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Waiting Game!

Photo copy right: Maggie May

I expect other people are wondering what my results were from my recent biopsy.
Well I wish I could answer as I would love to know too.
It is now seven days since I had my operation and I assume I am going back to work tomorrow.
My daughter thinks that the Pathology Lab is waiting for cultures to develop. That might explain the delay. I shall be nervous of answering the phone or looking at mail tomorrow.

In the mean time I have had the whole family round for the weekend plus a friend or two. That took my mind off things and was an enjoyable experience.
It has been hectic to say the least, however, I have done no cooking. The reason being that while I was in hospital, my son gutted my kitchen (again) in order to sand down and paint and put up shelves. As usual, he is doing a grand job. Sam is a precision worker but he is extremely slow. Carpenters are notorious for being perfectionist.
So even if I wanted to get into the kitchen I cannot.
Microwave meals have been the order of the day. I think we must be getting unhealthier by the minute.

I am taking it all in my stride because there isn't anything I can do about the situation. I might not have been allowed home though if the hospital knew what my home situation was really like.

I'd like to thank you all for positive wishes and for prayers that have upheld me during this stressful period of not knowing. I feel as though I have been wrapped in a little cocoon of safety and there is a part of me that doesn't want to come out of this. However tomorrow is the start of a fresh week and I believe that it will hold the answers about what my future holds for me.
Please continue to send the prayers and positive thoughts as they help me no end.





31 comments:

RNSANE said...

Dearest Maggie May,

I would be absolutely frazzled by now. You sound calm, cool and collected but, as you say, there isn't much else you can do but wait, pray, scream a bit, if that helps and let us continue to surround you with our love and support and wait with you. We are here, many fold, whatever awaits you, to sustain you, regardless of the results.

With love,

Carmen aka RNSANE

Suburbia said...

Still sending them Maggie, as much as I can muster.

Gosh no kitchen again? You poor thing.

I know exactly where that knobbly tree is :) !!!!!!!!

Nessa said...

Waiting is so hard.

The roots on that tree are amazing.

Sunny Sunday #5 - Paper Sol

Eddie Bluelights said...

A bit like The Sword of Damocles hanging over your head, Maggie.
Hope the news is GOOD and comes VERY SOON - we are all praying for that ~ Eddie

Hilary said...

Continued best thoughts, Maggie. Always.

Hugs to you, my friend.

Thumbelina said...

You really are doing well Maggie. Keep up the good work!
Hope the kitchen comes along ok.

As for the hospital - phone them tomorrow. Just to nudge them. They should be able to give you a better time frame of when you can expect results. So don't be afraid to phone them and ask "how long?"
Take care.

Valleys Mam said...

with you Maggie xxxx

lakeviewer said...

Yes, Maggie May, you've got our thoughts and prayers. Whatever the results, your family will be there for you, will see you through. And your carpenter son knows that doing a good job the first time avoids redoing. You thought him well!

With no kitchen you have to do a lot of improvising. Supermarkets have whole BBQ chickens ready to go, as well as specialty items in their deli. I'm sure you can do with a few days of no-cooking.

Working Mum said...

Will do. The waiting must be unbearable, but at least you had a busy time with your family to distract you. Being without a kitchen is stressful enough on its own!

Casdok said...

Not knowing is so hard. Lots of positive vibes coming your way. And my fingers are crossed for good measure!

aims said...

Positive positive positive.

Yup! That's us!

At least you don't have any rats now.

jinksy said...

Continued best wishes from me, too. I think the suggestion that you phone about results is a good one - very pro-active! Bulls and horns spring to mind...

Akelamalu said...

Waiting for test results is torturous! I hope you hear soon and that the results are good m'dear.

Reiki blessings to you. x

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Dearest Maggie, I'm praying for continued peace for you and yours...and a GRAND SURPRISE for your Physician!!! :-) And that means, of course, NO cancer!!!! Love you! Janine XO

Teacher's Pet said...

Maggie May....I have been thinking about your biospsy results every day...and I continue to pray every day. Much love to you.
I'm thinking positive thoughts...only positive thoughts.
Smiles,
Jackie

cheshire wife said...

Fingers crossed for you. I am hoping that the news will be good!

CWx

Mimi said...

Love and light on its way to you. You're doing really well, I'd be in bits playing the waiting game, and as for the kitchen...
Good luck tomorrow, mimi

SandyCarlson said...

I hope you get your answers soon. That must be very nerve-wracking. Good to have those family and friensd around.

VioletSky said...

waiting is so frustrating.
and you are still waiting on a finished kitchen!!

softinthehead said...

Keeping everything crossed for you Maggie, stay strong :)

Rose said...

Waiting for test results is the absolute worst! I've had a couple biopsies in the past and know how difficult it is to be calm and patient. Both of mine turned out to be benign; I'm hoping for equally good news for you. I've found the longer you have to wait, the better the chances are of good news. No place to cook? I'd take advantage of that:)

Hang in there, Maggie May.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I have been in exactly the same position, they took their own sweet time getting back to me. But, mine was good news and I'm going to pray that yours is too.

Jeni said...

Just keep on hanging tight Maggie -prayers still going up for you, but I'm sure you know that! Regardless of the outcome of the tests, just keep that positive attitude at work!
And -on a slightly different tangent, doesn't that picture kind of make you think of a great big old turkey leg and foot? Well, it did me, but then too, I see strange things at times I guess!
Peace, my friend and may all the good results be yours!

Bernie said...

You are in my heart and prayers always Maggie....let's pray that no news is good news. I realize the waiting must be difficult but try and focus on the moment and let time unfold ...... all positive thoughts going to you as well...:-) Hugs

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Maggie May, Waiting is the worst. I'd be on the phone all day every day driving the doc nuts until I got the results but that usually doesn't help.

Sending love and prayers while I cheer you on from Los Angeles.

xo

Lindsay said...

Good luck with results. I know from experience the waiting game is actually the worst. Fingers crossed all is well.

Brian Miller said...

prayers and thoughts for good news soon!

Marguerite said...

I have seen several close friends and relatives go through this waiting period, and I know that it's a very hard time. I continue to hope and pray for the best for you.
Not being able to cook seems like a plus. Enjoy!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I wish you the very best! I know it must be pure torture waiting for results. I hope you are well.

Are you going to show us the kitchen when it's done? I want to refinish my cabinets too and would love to see your's!

Ayak said...

I hope you hear soon Maggie, because even though you sound very calm I'm sure you're not...waiting is a nightmare. I think about you every day and will continue to do so. Lots of love being sent your way xxx

Wendy said...

Waiting for test results can be soooooo frustrating!! But you do sound calm - the best way to be. Sending you lots and lots of beautiful healing light.
Hugs and prayers,
Stay strong