I was so tempted !

tgf
tgf Member Posts: 950 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I work full time ... and I just had to place an order over the phone for some office equipment ... and after I introduced myself the person said (very innocently) "Hi! How are you?"

I can't tell you how tempted I was to say "Well ... other than having breast cancer, pneumonia ... my left ankle swollen as big as my calf ... other than that ... I'm just fine!"

But ... I left out the details ... and just said "I'm fine" ... which I mean as:

F = frustrated
I = insecure
N = neurotic
E = exhausted

hugs.
teena

Comments

  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    Teena
    I am sending you lots of very gentle hugs today! I hope you get better

    soon! Love, Jeanne

    Oh, here are those hugs (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((gently))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Oh my
    I am sorry for all the side effects you are experiencing. I am also so impressed that you are on the job. I would be on the couch. Take care, Teena!

    Mimi
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    through clenched teeth!
    I have oftened wondered what they would say if I told them....but i don't think many really want to know! F. I. N. E. also describes me. haha Hope you get feeling better really fast. Love Jackie
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    HUGS*HUGS*HUGS*
    Ahhh teena been there, that is a good description of fine indeed. I hope you begin to feel better soon, I am with Mimi on this one I went on disability during treatment and I was on the couch.

    Many Hugs,

    RE
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    F.I.N.E.
    Love your description of FINE!! Mind if I borrow that? In the mean time...hang in there. :) Pammy
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    I love that FINE! I hope
    I love that FINE! I hope you feel better soon Teena! And, you are working feeling like that? I would be home on the couch like the others said. Hang in there!
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    Noel said:

    I love that FINE! I hope
    I love that FINE! I hope you feel better soon Teena! And, you are working feeling like that? I would be home on the couch like the others said. Hang in there!

    FINE
    Thats great, Love it
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    I know how you feel.........
    I know how you feel Teena. I'm still trying to get my own health back on track. Then hubby needed open heart surgery 10 days ago. I took him back today for his follow-up with the surgeon, and he was admitted to the hospital again, with a blood clot.

    It's like.....WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!! Geez...............

    CR
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    CR1954 said:

    I know how you feel.........
    I know how you feel Teena. I'm still trying to get my own health back on track. Then hubby needed open heart surgery 10 days ago. I took him back today for his follow-up with the surgeon, and he was admitted to the hospital again, with a blood clot.

    It's like.....WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!! Geez...............

    CR

    Oh no, so very very sorry.
    Oh no, so very very sorry. One would think you have had enough. I am at a loss of words. I just know you have to do what ever it takes to keep moving forward for the both of you. God Bless and take care.
    Kathy
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    CR1954 said:

    I know how you feel.........
    I know how you feel Teena. I'm still trying to get my own health back on track. Then hubby needed open heart surgery 10 days ago. I took him back today for his follow-up with the surgeon, and he was admitted to the hospital again, with a blood clot.

    It's like.....WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!! Geez...............

    CR

    CR
    You have had enough already hun, Sorry your hubby had to go back in the hospital. I will be praying for you both tonight. You are so strong..you will also get through this. And then the sun will begin to peak out of the clouds.
    love and hugs, Jackie
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Temptation
    Teena, I have felt the same temptation. At least the person you were speaking to could not see you. I was surprised that, even with my bald head and a clearly flat left side, strangers still ask that question. You'd think they could use another courtesy phrase. I like your FINE and will remember it when I also reply with the expected response.

    I am sorry, though, that you are still dealing with the swollen ankle as well as pneumonia and, of course, the bc. Did you call your doctor about the ankle?

    I agree also with the others: your working fulltime through all that is impressive. You are one strong woman--as we already knew.
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    My definition...
    Yours is very similar to mine... For the last 25 years I have used...

    F- f'd up (sorry if you find it offensive)
    I-insecure
    N-neurodic
    and
    E-emotional

    Yep ... we're all just FINE!
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    taleena said:

    My definition...
    Yours is very similar to mine... For the last 25 years I have used...

    F- f'd up (sorry if you find it offensive)
    I-insecure
    N-neurodic
    and
    E-emotional

    Yep ... we're all just FINE!

    Works for Me, Taleena
    I like your definition as well!
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    CR1954 said:

    I know how you feel.........
    I know how you feel Teena. I'm still trying to get my own health back on track. Then hubby needed open heart surgery 10 days ago. I took him back today for his follow-up with the surgeon, and he was admitted to the hospital again, with a blood clot.

    It's like.....WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!! Geez...............

    CR

    A big "setback"...
    During my treatments, all the nurses/techs universally used the word "setback" to describe events exactly as you're now experiencing, Cindy. Yeah, an unfortunate setback, big time.

    Enough already! I totally agree... But, you will both get through this, I know it.

    Take good care of yourself, too, CR.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Kat11 said:

    Oh no, so very very sorry.
    Oh no, so very very sorry. One would think you have had enough. I am at a loss of words. I just know you have to do what ever it takes to keep moving forward for the both of you. God Bless and take care.
    Kathy

    Oh thanks, you guys........
    Yes, we will get through this. Another bump in the road is all. And my seemingly ever optimistic attitude will drag him along with me...lol!
    I'm just very thankful that they found this so quickly and have started treating it.

    Meanwhile, I'm not being a smartie, or in any way questioning my faith, but Lord, if you're listening.....could we please catch a break for awhile!? I mean, if these are all tests, either pass us or flunk us already!

    Love you all,

    CR
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    CR1954 said:

    Oh thanks, you guys........
    Yes, we will get through this. Another bump in the road is all. And my seemingly ever optimistic attitude will drag him along with me...lol!
    I'm just very thankful that they found this so quickly and have started treating it.

    Meanwhile, I'm not being a smartie, or in any way questioning my faith, but Lord, if you're listening.....could we please catch a break for awhile!? I mean, if these are all tests, either pass us or flunk us already!

    Love you all,

    CR

    Amen!!
    CR, so sorry, you seem to have been given more than your share. The Lord must think you are a pretty strong women to have given you so much responsibility. I think though it is never without purpose. Sounds like you could use a rest though to catch your breath. Wish I was closer, I would offer my help. Hang in there best you can and know that we appreciate all the encouragement you give us even with your plate as full as it is!! I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs....:) Pammy
  • ladybug22
    ladybug22 Member Posts: 646
    HUGS AND LOVE TO YOU.the
    HUGS AND LOVE TO YOU.the next time i say i am fine i will rremenber whar fine means.. please take care of your self