Wednesday, December 21, 2011

sweet relief

It's winter solstice today.

My ultrasound experience could not have gone better. The tech was very friendly and professional. She took the time to look up my previous abdominal ultrasound in 2007, probably because she was wondering if I'd had some strange symptoms that had brought up the suspicion of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Although she cautioned that she could not officially give me "results," everything was all clear. I'm so relieved. RELIEVED. Right now I feel as though all traces of the holiday blues have vanished. I guess this experience has reminded of two things: 1) even if things are not exactly how you wish them to be and you're disappointed, things can always be much, much worse. 2) my husband is a complete sweetheart and I'm so fortunate to share my life with him.

So, even if we are spending Christmas by ourselves with my husband working swing shifts on both Christmas Eve and Christmas, we are both healthy and have a solid, loving relationship.

I had a third bout of oral surgery this time involving sinus lifts back on Dec. 2nd [should be the last in this long, painful and expen$ive trip through the rabbit hole -- strangely, this started exactly a year ago when a root canal redo failed]. Things are healing very well. I feel great today and am going out to enjoy the sun -- after all, her journey back begins today.

Happy Solstice!

5 comments:

Janell said...

This is really, really great news. I wish I had known you were spending Christmas alone. I would have come for coffee Christmas morning with my corgi, regardless of invite. :-)

Lee said...

It's not too late!

Kathleen said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and that all is well!

JoAnn said...

Glad to hear all is well - Merry Christmas, Lee!

karen - Simply Inspired said...

glad to read that you are well...wishing you a new year of health and happiness.
-xok.