Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I am one lucky lady today!

I'm a mixed bag of emotions today. I'm delighted my (eye) stitches were removed this morning, but getting the biopsy results was a bit scary.  It wasn't an eye infection as initially thought; it was Keratoacanthoma, a sub-category of one of the skin cancers that fortunately, per my doctor, "isn't one of the 'bad boys.' It just behaves like a skin cancer." My doctor said it's "...rare to happen to a young woman of my age [and] that it's good I went in to have it treated immediately."  This is, indeed, good news. But it also means I'll need to take more precaution (with the sun) as I have, the doctor continued, "... an increased risk of developing a skin cancer later on." 

Whew.  That's a lot for me to absorb. 

After coming home from the doctor's I decided to turn on the television as background noise to think about this more.  As I did, the show, The View, came on.  I glanced at it quickly and noticed Barbara Walter's pin.  It's crocheted.  I think it's a beautiful piece of fiber art.  I also think it was fate for me to see it -- at that very moment.  It's like a message from the heavens: I am one lucky lady today!

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3 comments:

crochetr said...

Dee,
 My prayers go out to you my friend, I pray that God bless you and calm your fears. Im happy they caught it early. Your friend, Sherri

wipforever said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Dee}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Was the lesion on your eye itself or on the lid?  Did the doctor say anything about sunglasses preventing these?

Thank goodness that the news wasn't too terrible.  I mean, cancer is a scary word anyhow, but at least it sounds like the doctor is confident that taking care of the lesion was the only procedure you would have to go through.  I always try to look at the bright side.

Sending you lots of hugs, my friend.

Sheila

robinandersen9 said...

I'm sorry to hear of this news but I am also glad to hear they caught it early. I hope all goes well with the healing process and you will be back to normal activity in a short period of time.