I am blogging today from my Mom and Dad’s computer, ’cause I had to make a quick trip to Edmonton. My sister is having some medical problems… there is no easy way to break this to you! She was having severe cramps and they found that she has a 5-cm diameter cyst on one of her ovaries. She is in the hospital, waiting for surgery. She was booked to have it yesterday, and then they delayed to today. We all really thought she was going in this afternoon, but she was telling the anethesiologist (spelling?) about the way she and Dad and my niece have bleeding problems, so they actually listened (!!!) and decided to get some specialized tests done before they cut her open so they can try to prevent too much blood loss. See, she had been telling people about the bleeding since she got there on Tuesday, but no one bothered to order the tests ahead of time! Brother. Anyway, she is now waiting for those tests, which won’t be done until Tuesday or Wednesay next week, because of the long weekend. Fun, eh? I forgot that doctors (and presumably blood specialists) don’t have to work shift work (therefore no one is working this weekend). Anyhow, that’s the scoop, that’s why I’m in Edmonton (or close by) this weekend. I will have to drive back on Monday to work Tuesday (and the next 7 days).
On the whole, I am okay. They don’t know if the cyst is cancerous, or how long it has been growing there. We are all hoping for the best, of course, and glad that they found it and are going to take it out right away. Originally, she was supposed to have it out the day after they found it, which is lightning-fast for this health care system. When something like this happens, it sure makes life’s smaller problems and hassles seem insignificant…. If you are not going through anything like this, take my advice!! Learn to appreciate people and spend time with them while they are around and healthy! You never know when you may find yourself spending your days at their hospital bedside instead. Luckily, my sis and I are pretty good about hanging out together and making time for one another, so no regrets. That’s one thing that I try my best to live without – regrets! I will have to do a blog on that some time – things to live without! So, if you’re the praying type, please do! I’ll keep you, uh, posted (no pun intended, but we’ll go with it)! Take care everyone! I am off to bed. 🙂