I intended this blog to discuss my political opinions. It was never meant to be about me. My life has changed so much these last few days that I have to write about it.
My back was bothering me so I went to a spinal orthopedist. After taking some x-rays, he told me that the problem was in my hips and both would need to be replaced. This was certainly unwelcome news since I am overdue for a knee replacement. Something showed up on the MRI. Another MRI indicated there was a growth. The next step was to get a CT scan and see the oncologist.
The appointment was on Friday. I thought I was prepared to hear that I have cancer. I was most definitely not prepared to hear that there is a malignant tumor the size of a volleyball in my abdomin. I spent a couple of days calling people. Telling my elderly parents was really hard. Everyone has been incredibly supportive. I feel really blessed to have them in my life.
I am an analytical, math geek type of person. It has served me well. I haven’t freaked out and have laid out everything that needs to be done. Now I need to wrap my head around this. I feel the same as I did before. Obviously this could be a bump in the road or the end of the road. It is really bizarre.
There are a number of items on my bucket list. My initial thought was why bother with it if I can’t complete them. The journey is what’s important, not the destination. I had been planning a trip this fall and am back working on it. Whether or not I go is beside the point. It is so easy to get wrapped up in our daily lives that we forget what is really important. We must make each day count because none of us know how many are left.
Next time I will be back bashing one or both political parties.