Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's Lump Day

Do you know what day it is?

A good friend of mine does. But before I go into the details of this special day for her, I need to backtrack a little.

Yesterday, I blogged about a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  The next step after the biopsy that diagnosed her was for her to have an MRI to stage her (to find out how far along the cancer was)  So, she had her "girl" MRI'd, and, let's just say, you don't have this test done with many clothes on.

Let me have her tell you (with her permission!) what happened next.

Of course, after it was over and I was standing in my little cubbyhole [not dressed enough for public display], the fire alarm went off. I finished dressing, peeked out and lights were flashing and the PA system said, “Code Red in Atrium”, but nobody was running away. The fire trucks were there, too, but guess it was a false alarm.

THEN I decided to hit the ladies’ before going out in the cold. Hung my coat on the door and placed my purse on the edge of the sink. While I was, let’s say, unable to jump up and run across the bathroom, my purse fell into the sink which activated the faucet. I dumped everything out when I got here and ran my heater on the inside  lining. Nothing got ruined.
 And you thought YOU had a bad day.

Well, when she saw the surgeon, he told her that her lumpectomy would have to be done on a Wednesday, because he only does lumpectomies on Wednesdays.
 For most people, this is what Wednesday is.  It's - well, let the camels tell the story.

For my friend, it's Lump Day.  Hopefully, the hospital won't have a fire alarm in the middle of her surgery.

My friend loves puns. And so, I'm busy trying to round up greeting cards with pun themes.  I've got one I will send out to her soon.

There is nothing funny about cancer, yet, her stories have a way of making me smile.

My friend reads my blog regularly, so those who left well wishes or offers of prayers yesterday will be read by her, and appreciated.  Thank you.

You, my readers, are the best.

16 comments:

  1. Oh! I will be praying for your friend, Alana, and I do hope that her lump day has a very happy result.

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    1. As of right now, things do look good. The surgery revealed no spread into the lymph nodes. Thank you so much, Amy!

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  2. Wishing the best outcome for your friend.

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  3. Love the term "lump day". I can see a national marketing campaign for self-awareness called that!

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    1. Wouldn't it be awesome if the national marketing campaign used the ad agency that does the GEICO ads? They are so much fun to watch. Humor is perfect to ease people into a serious message.

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  4. Well I hope her lumpectomy goes well which means they find nothing. If you need me or she needs to talk let me know. I have not done boob cancer but I know people who have.

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    1. I suspect I know who you are, Ms. Anonymous, so please don't be adding boob cancer to your already extensive repertoire. The surgery revealed no spread to lymph nodes. I'm sure she would be OK with me telling you(and the entire Internet) this. If you are who I think you are, you met this person several years ago.

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  5. Alana,
    I missed yesterday's post but definitely praying for your friend. Glad she is able to see a little bit of humor in her situation! Very clever use by you of hump / lump day for Wednesday in the post!
    Amy

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    1. Thank you for your prayers. I heard from her this morning. She's home, and doing well.

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  6. Prayers for healing for your friend. Hope all goes well for her.

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    1. Thank you for your prayers. I heard from her this morning, and she is doing well, and is back home.

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  7. Isn't it awful to read about someone's horrible day? Yet, inside, I'm thanking my lucky stars the same thing isn't happening to me. Best wishes for everyone with cancer. The latest news is that more and more people are surviving.

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    1. Breast cancer seems to be so common in our country, but there are also a lot of resources for those with it. Still, I'm glad no fire alarms went off during her surgery.

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  8. Sending healing for your friend. Give us the good news soon.

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    1. Surgery went well. Soon it will be time for her radiation treatment to begin (I'm not sure of the exact day, yet.) Thank you for your good thoughts.

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