Giving thanks in all that I go through has helped me to get through all that I’ve faced even when the way seemed kind of dark. This post is a mash-up of random topics so bear with me as I jump from topic to topic about giving thanks + health updates + Black Friday shopping.
First up, I hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving with loved ones. My husband and I visited with our immediate family on yesterday. We had a blast. We ate, chatted and just enjoyed each other’s company. Today we spent the day at our house with eating some more before navigating the crowds for a little Thanksgiving Day shopping. We came up pretty empty-handed but we will try again tomorrow.
Most of you know, my husband had a PET/CT weeks ago. Results are never immediate which suck. I am always a nervous wreck until we get the all clear from the doctor. Unfortunately, things did not go quite as smooth this time. The results came back showing “activity” in a different location than the original cancer. We learned this on a Friday and had to suffer through the weekend without knowing the impact of the “activity.”
Having to put your best face forward like nothing is wrong is the hardest thing to do. I showed courage to the public and to my husband but I was far from that in private. We visited with the doctor the following Monday to be told it is likely a false-positive based on further inspection. Talk about momentary relief! It felt good hearing those words but let’s be real, knowing “activity” was seen is just flat-out scary no matter what the doctor has to say about it. For safekeeping, we have to do another PET/CT in 7-8 months to ensure all is well. I ask that you keep us uplifted that this is indeed a false-positive!
I decided to postpone my fibroids surgery until I’m comfortable with having a hysterectomy to remove the fibroids totally OR until I start having symptoms, whichever come first.
Currently, I have no symptoms other than the occasional bloating that resolves itself fairly quickly. I am not comfortable with opting for surgery when I am not having major issues. Sure, I can do the embolization which is the least invasive but it only shrinks the fibroids. In the end, I still have fibroids. Embolization is normally done for women who are having major issues and need immediate relief and that’s not my story. The other removal options are major surgeries and should not be considered right now based on my situation.
When it is all said and done, I will be most comfortable having all fibroids removed and hysterectomy is the only sure way to do that so until that day comes….I wait.
Black Friday Wish List
Although Black Friday is upon us and I still have not given it much thought with everything I’ve had going on, I look forward to this time of year. But, as I look around my bathroom cabinet and in my dorm size product fridge that is in the garage, I really cannot justify buying more stuff but hey, that has never stopped me before!
My wish list is rather short right now but it’s been known to grow without warning. I want to snag some makeup items from Sephora that created this look:
I also want Jessi Curl Too Shea, Jessi Curl Deep Conditioning Treatment, Brown Butter Beauty Mixed Greens and Bel Nouvo Quench Butter. Now, let’s just see if my ability to remain disciplined actually takes place when the clock strikes midnight. I will report back with my Black Friday Haul.
In looking back over this past year, there were highs and lows but in all things, I give thanks! God has brought my family through so much and I know he will continue to bless us abundantly. I am thankful for so many things that I cannot even begin to name but most of all, I’m thankful for family, friends (that includes you), life, health and strength.
What are you thankful for?