Friday, January 20, 2012

Last Thursday and Today

Last Thursday, our area also got clobbered by a snow and ice storm just before morning rush hour.

Last Thursday, my husband had an appointment to have a biopsy done at a doctor's office, which is located in the middle of a busy hospital complex about 25 miles from our home.

Last Thursday, it took us over two hours to drive to the doctor's office because of the traffic and road conditions. I called ahead and let them know we were sitting in traffic and would be late--very late--for the appointment. Hubby's surgery didn't take too long. The nurse who assisted the doctor told me it took her four hours to get to work that morning, and most of the patients who were able to make it were late.

Last Thursday, when I asked her when we would know the results of the biopsy, she said the doctor would let us know the following Friday at Hubby's next appointment--but if there was a problem with the biopsy, they would call right away. In that case no news would be good news.

Last Thursday, we drove home nervous and anxious, not only because of the icy roads, but also because of fear of the unknown. Hubby was on pain pills for a couple days, but waiting to hear the results from the doctor was the hardest part.

Today was a different story.

Today, although it was very cold outside, the roads were dry and clear.

Today, it took less than half-an-hour to get to the doctor's office. We arrived early for a 10:00 a.m. appointment. Hubby got in right away. His appointment took less than ten minutes.

Today, we were out of the office and back in the parking lot before 10:00 a.m. Hubby wanted to have a late breakfast, so we did.

Today, the best part of the visit was that the biopsy was negative.

Thank God! And thanks to all my family and friends for their prayers--every day.

25 comments:

  1. Today is/was a good day. :) So glad everything worked out well.

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  2. It's wonderful that it was good news for Walt. Have a great weekend...

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    1. Hi Sioux,
      Thanks. Hope you have a great weekend too. See you at the next Saturday Writers meeting?
      Donna

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  3. So glad your news was good. That waiting is wrenching I know! It takes its own toll on you. But now, a fresh angle for seeing spring in the wings...even enjoying more winter should it come.

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    1. Hi Claudia,
      Thanks for your words of encouragement.
      Hope all is well with you too!
      Donna

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  4. So glad for hubby--and you. Bet you'll have a wonderful weekend! ;-)

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    1. Hi Cathy,
      Thanks. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.
      Donna

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  5. Good to hear about the good news. No matter how much no news is good news, it's always a relief when it's confirmed.

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  6. Donna,
    So gald to hear Walt's tests came out okay. I know how grateful you feel.

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  7. Hi Val,
    Thanks. You are so right.

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks. I am grateful.

    Donna

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  8. Giving thanks and praise for your super day!

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  9. Hi Becky,
    thanks!

    Hi Sally,
    Thank you.

    Hi Jemi,
    It is wonderful news.

    Donna

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  10. Hi Donna....So glad your husband's tests all came back negative. Doesn't that give you a whole new lease on LIFE? How wonderful.

    I really was happy to see you came to visit my blog today. And thanks for the sweet compliment, too. Loved having you stop by.

    Hope your Saturday goes splendidly. Susan

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  11. Hi Janet,
    Thanks, me too.

    Hi Susan,
    It is wonderful, and your blog is lovely.

    donna

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  12. Woo hoo! So glad to hear this was a better week for you both!

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  13. So glad you had great news! Waiting is so hard, especially when related to health issues.
    I really liked how you wrote about this as well, with the repeating of "Last Thursday" and the "Today". "Last Thursday" was dreary and fearful (weather included). "Today" was full of hope and renewal.
    It was just really encouraging to me. Thanks!

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  14. Hi Tammy,
    Thanks. We're all relieved here.

    Hi Madonna,
    Thanks. I'm glad it gave you encouragement.

    Donna

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  15. So glad for you and your family that everything is fine.

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