Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mittens 'n Things

The nurse burst into my exam room in Dallas yesterday... shoes squeaking and chart papers rustling... and said, loudly, "Come with me to radiology, please."

I scooted off the end of the tissue paper exam table. "Sure. Why?" I asked.

"Your sonogram," she said, quickly.

Huh? I laughed. Then sighed. "Maybe there's been a chart mixup. I'm not pregnant. Could you check again?"

She gave me a long look and asked my name. Then she gave the chart a long look. Then she gave me another long look. "Come with me, please," she repeated, her eyes narrowing.

"But I'm not pregnant!" I insisted. "Why do I need a sonogram?"

"Doctors orders!" she barked. "Leave your purse here."

There are several things I really don't like. Like liver. Screaming babies in nice restaurants. Stupid drivers. Rap. Hillary Clinton. The movie Fargo. And mean nurses.

Oh, and maybe un-pregnant sonograms. They're creepy. I thought the first time I had one I'd be accompanied by a handsome, excited husband and we'd be talking baby names: James or ...? What's your mom's maiden name again? I didn't think I'd be topless in some room with a machine and a beady-eyed radiologist sporing a thin mustache. I could think of better ways to spend a Wednesday.

A few hours and several people poking my chest later, the doctor came in. "If you were trying to find a baby, I could have saved you the work," I said jokingly. "Besides, your creepy radiologist sonogrammed by boobs." She laughed. I love my doctor.

"You have a small bleeding hematoma in your left breast," she said.

"I'll take it," I said.

Thank God it wasn't breast cancer. I've been really, really concerned.

I left the hospital and stopped in Target to get some bottled water. And mittens. I'm not sure why I bought mittens, but I did. Like eight of them.

Might have to have a little work done tomorrow. Thought I'd be up front about it all in the hopes that it will save me some email answering and a plethora of phone calls. If you haven't heard from me lately, this is why. And if you don't hear from me for a few more days, this is why.

In the meantime, my new mittens and I hold you close to my heart.... -Brin


betty r said...

Aww..I'll hold you close to my heart too. And I will be doing some praying for you..
Hugs to you!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Your in my prayers Brin and always close to my heart! Take special care of yourself and rest! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Good Gosh... my thoughts are with you...if it makes you feel any better, after my husband left..and he had been gone 4 months I went in for an "exam"..and it was a new doctor...she tells me I am two months pregnant..I am doing the math in my head..and even tho math was my WORST subject, I knew she was nuts...I knew it would have to be an act of god and I knew that didn't happen..I asked her how she came to that conclusion...she said I have a FEELING...HUH>I said I can assure you I am not...she informs me that SHE has a DEGREE in medicine and she should know...I told her she should have been a vet...but then I felt bad for saying that because no animals should be treated by her! I left and went to another doctor..turned out my "pregnancy"..wink..wink...was a cyst!It sometimes makes you wonder..Take care of yourself and try to RELAX!

Mayberry Magpie said...

Looking forward to your return. Hope you have plenty of tea and flowers to comfort you.

Mod Girl said...

Here's hoping this unfortunate ordeal is over very soon; there are much more pleasant things to accomplish. I have faith you'll be prattling about in Freeman House again very soon!

jimr75 said...

You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Glad the only bun in the oven at Freeman House is fresh bread! :)

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering. Glad you are ok and pray it all works out well for ya. Love you. Auntie M

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That's a lot to have had on your heart and mind. You're always tucked into my prayers and I know that the Lord has everything under control even when the storm rages.

Take care...

sister sheri said...

Brin, so glad to hear the good news... Praise God! Hey, aren't those mittens on clearance at Target... They are adorable. Great find!

Minnesota Kathi :) said...

Oh my Brin, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you feel better soon.

Kathi :)

Becky K. said...

Hmmm...I had an experience with a sonographer this week, as well. She had me prepped and ready for surgery before she talked to the Dr. No surgery!!!! Fun, huh!
Glad yours is benign. I think my cyst is, as well.
Take it easy!
Love the mittens!
Becky K.

redeemed diva said...

Wow! Prayers are with you, Brin. And I agree, the movie Fargo was a complete and total waste of time--I want my two hours back.
Thanks for being vulnerable. Hope you find some good uses for those mittens!

Anonymous said...

((( brinn )))

praying for you <><

i had a breast tumor removed in my early thirties..benign. it was either that or join a circus as the **woman with three breasts**!

again, praying for you <><

Firefly Hill said...


Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way! Hope all will be well with you soon..


Cyndi said...

Get well soon, girley girl.

Jenny said...

Thank Heavens it wasn't cancer. So, what do you do about the bleeding hematoma? Will it go away on its own.

Blessings for a full (and then some) recovery,

P.S. And it's nice to know Hillary is on your list, too! :)

Kristy said...

Not fun...glad to hear it isn't something more serious though. I will be thinking of you. Take care!

Beverly said...

Love you, Brin, and saying prayers for you.

Life According to Me! said...

Glad to hear you are okay. Sorry about the creepy radiologist. Not fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brin ~ What a yucky thing to have to go through! I'm so sorry; I am thankful it isn't any worse. May you sense JESUS holding you very near to His heart as you walk through this situaion. And may you feel His presence wrapping you snuggly in His peace.

Praying for you~

Deb said...

Sending best thoughts your way Brin! Take Care.

Adrienne said...

Brin -
My prayers and thoughts will be with you as you walk through these next days. Rest and know that you are in God's hands and our hearts. I recently had a scare but it turned out to be a group of benign cysts. Not funny what the mind thinks up while you wait to hear the results! Take care of you and we will welcome you back here when you are ready.

Jillian said...

Gosh, what a yucky event to go through. I just loathe going to the doctor anymore. So sorry that is how they took care of you.

But it sounds like you are going to be okay...what an honest post for all the world to see. I'm not sure I could be so open...but then again that is what is great about the "blog world."

Best wishes on your recovery!

elenka said...

Glad you're ok. Love your blog.
Did you ever finish that light, airy shawl?? I'd love to see it.
Best to you.

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lulusparkles said...

so glad you are going to be ok Brin, take it easy and rest up a bit~you always sound like such a busy gal!
your "really do not like" list is exactly what I would have said also :)