Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I'm really tired of all this

I had my PET/CT on the 25th of April. I had a follow-up doctor appt. on May 9th, but on April 26th the oncologist called me and said I should come in ASAP, on the next day. Nothing to worry about. Just to check. So onc. dr checked an area near my mast. scar and said "no problem" BUT (don't you love the "but wait" there's more!) I have an area of concern in my liver. No real problem, we'll just get it checked out. So Sat the 5th I have an MRI of my abdomen, and a follow up appt on the 9th. I've only had one MRI and I still remember the panic-y claustrophobia of the small opening, and the sounds (like being in a metal garbage can and having someone beating on the outside with a 2 x 4).
And I forgot to mention that I have two steel screws in my right ankle, so maybe they won't do it after all???

My computer is slowly dying, one drive is not accessible any more, the video/graphics card says there is too little memory on it, and a new video card, with 1 Gb on it, the system doesn't recognize it even tho the drivers installed fine. There is a strange thumping noise when the computer is restarted. and all in all I think it is moribund. And soon to be mortal. So I have been doing a slew of back up of my files onto a thumb drive, and will be in the market for a new computer. Which I will have to install win XP on, since I don't do Windows (He he) 7. Or 8. Or Vista. I really am dreading this.

The photo at the top is from a blowhole in the ground where there is a big lava tube that is open on the back end as well as the front, right at the water line. So a big wave comes along, and it goes in the tube and whoosh!! the water is forced out the back side in a big spray, like a geyser. It was hard to take the photo at just the right moment, but such as it is, here it is. I've forgotten where this is, I could look it up but not at 6 in the morning. One of the Hawaiian islands.

I leave you with this bumper sticker: "||||////_ _ _ _ The domino effect at work."


SkippyMom said...

Can't they give you something to relax inside of it? I wish they could, like they do me because I am not a fan, per se, of them, but they don't seem or sound like that to me. I will be having my next one, next week, so I will be thinking of you and sending you good wishes that you are able to relax and prayers that the MRI is negative.

*They give me Dilaudid - but such a small dose, it only relaxes me and doesn't make me sleepy or whacked out.

SkippyMom said...

[PS - even if I wasn't having an MRI - I would STILL be sending you good thoughts and prayers that it is good news. Sorry. Speaking of "whacked out". heehee I don't know what I am saying. giggle]

Dina said...

I hope you have good news. MRI's sound dreadful. I don't envy you at all!