Times Increasingly Interesting


The wrongly-sourced curse of ‘interesting times’ (it is not Chinese but probably American) has certainly come upon us.

Most the past week has been spent in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ waiting rooms, or travelling from one to the other. One Specialist alone was three hours late in seeing us. Much Better Half is taking a turn as the invalid. The doctor found a massive tumour on her stomach area. The ultrasound and CAT scan make fascinating viewing.

Then a diagnosis of a cyst was arrived at, and she will go into hospital shortly for treatment. Malignancy is considered unlikely, thank heavens.

Today I was too weak to take the scheduled chemo, and am being booked into hospital for a blood transfusion.

Didn’t stop me from fitting some supports to the base of one of the swing uprights, though. With no way of going deep my theory is that burying horizontal supports will do the trick. We shall see when access to a suitable digger is gained.

Β© February 2010 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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14 Responses to Times Increasingly Interesting

  1. libraschild says:

    best of luck for much better half and yourself. reading with alarm at all your hospital visits. i was planning to do a post on what it is to not live in pain but it seems almost flippant to do so when i read what you are going through

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  2. Healing Pawkisses for the both of you and purrayers to feel better soonπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

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  3. gipsika says:

    Aw Col! Please, both you and MBH, get better quickly! Thinking of you.

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  4. susanben says:

    Hugs to both of you!!!!

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  5. Widdershins says:

    Major suckitude all around. 😦

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  6. May you both soon be as fit as can be

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  7. nicolaavery says:

    Hugs to you both, hope you feel better soon

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  8. SueW says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your lady wife. Isn’t that an odd expression – I’m also sorry to hear you’re not at your best either. I wish you both well. πŸ™‚

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  9. Sending you both good vibes, Col. So sorry you are both going through such tough times. πŸ€—

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  10. elspethc says:

    keep going – from here good wishes to you both

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  11. So sorry to hear this. Hope the op goes well and you feel better too.

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  12. disperser says:

    Sorry to hear but glad about the non-malignant diagnosis. I have a relative that just underwent a procedure for cysts as well as removing her gallbladder because of marble-sized stones.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think our “intelligently designed” bodies are. The longer we live, the more stuff goes wrong. The only positive is that we have medical procedures to address some of the stuff.

    Best wishes for/to both of you.

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  13. I shall be happy to loan you Molly Malamute…but not sure she’s the suitable digger you really need even if she is quite enthusiastic to help if any sort of digging is involved.
    Many everyone feel better soon and escape from hospitals and clinics ASAP

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