Although I try hard, I’ve always been a “glass half empty” sort of girl, and tend to think a lot of “what if”. Which doesn’t do my peace of mind any good at all. About a month ago I had to go and have one of these, an MRI. This was because after my recent colonoscopy I had a polyp removed, sent to the lab, and it came back positive. The MRI was to check that there was nothing else nasty hiding inside.
The night before my appointment to get the results I was trying to get to sleep, and told myself, “it will either be good news or bad news”. See what I mean – where were the positive thoughts? But as a (previous) cancer survivor, sometimes it’s hard to remain positive about health glitches. Anyway, I’m delighted to report that the results were clear and that nothing else was found. The specialist confirmed that the nasty little polyp was contained, slow growing and of course, had been removed. Whew, thank goodness for that! Now I can start breathing again.
Do hope I haven’t offended anyone with this rather personal story. Guess what I’m saying is to urge you all not to put off those tests and procedures when they are scheduled. Mammograms, colonoscopies and the like are so important to our overall health and early detection really can save lives. I’m very grateful to the wonderful hospital care available in my country, New Zealand.
On a lighter note, we called in to see grand-daughter Emma at work the other day, to drop off a birthday gift for her upcoming big birthday. I can’t believe she will be turning 30 in a few days – where have all those years gone, I wonder? Emma is a barista and made us coffees, and came to sit down with us on her break. She really doesn't care to have her photo taken, but I claimed “Nana Privilege” and took a quick snap.
Grand-daughter Emma making our coffees