Jul 18, 2013 - 12:15 pm
Hello you beautiful people. It's been quite some time since I've posted. For those of you who remember me, I am usually trying to run as fast as I can from this beast. That's why I keep my posts few and fewer. I have checked in periodically to see how everyone is doing, though. Glad to see that you are all (most) doing well.
The summer has been blistering here in NJ. OMG ... I can't believe how hot it is out there. My air conditioner is even panting!
My husband officially retired in June. Our focus is now on finding a new home --- and in of all places --- Las Vegas! From one frying pan to the next. We decided on this state because NV does not tax pensions. And we believe the weather will be kinder on an asthmatic (me).
I saw my oncologist yesterday and she finally put me on a 6 month schedule for visits. A good thing, right? I told her where I am going and she said she has a colleague in Las Vegas that I should look up. Very cool.
Although I seem to be beating BC, diabetes is another story. My A1C shot through the roof (10.3) and now I am taking Lantus every night. The doc says my pancreas is pretty much shot. This happens when diabetes is overlooked for so so so many years. Which is my case. I've had 2 new eyeglass prescriptions within 4 months. I need to get this monster under control or it will bankrupt me.
I am scheduled for a thyroid biopsy at the of this month. Wish me luck. The report shows hypoechoic and vascularity within all 3 nodules and that they show growth. One of them grew 1cm in a year. There is also a new nodule. I am not frightened at all with this. I know thyroid cancer (if it is that) is very treatable and curable. It's just knowing that the possibility of cancer does exist.
Here's one for the "only Mary" book. I have a stone in my nasal cavity. Yup .. you read that right. It forms like a kidney stone. Due to infections and crust that was left over from infections, a stone has formed. Crazy right? The ENT tried to take this stone out in his office using novacaine as a pain killer. BAD move. He was able to pull out a chunk the size of most peoples pinky nail and said that this stone is at least 5 times that size. 5 times??!!! I screamed like holy heck when he was tugging. OMG ... my husband ran to me and basically pushed him away. I pretty much punched him. It was a reflex reaction. So, I have surgery on August 1st to remove said stone. Like I said, this is one for the "only Mary" book. Look it up online. Nasal cavity lesions. Be forwarned...it's kinda gross.
Hubby and I leave for NV on July 21st. We are hoping to find our home in a short week. I don't think it will be a problem. We are planning to drive cross country so we can see this lovely land of ours. I think the movers will be here on 9/25 and we will take off on 9/26. I am so frikkin excited! I do get teary eyed when I think of leaving family and friends. But I am quite a social person and don't think making friends will be a problem. The realtor we've hooked up with is trying to find us a place in an active adult community. (can't bring myself to say 55 and older) haha ... I just did. I will post pics when we find "THE" place.
Praying that all my sisters and brothers are doing well and having a nice summer.
love you all,