Good news on Friday 13th

Okay, it’s been a long afternoon, but a good day, overall. To recap:

1)The dermatologist feels the mole, while exceedingly ugly, will come back with a clear report, and since he has seen thousands of them, I feel inclined to put some hope in his pronouncements. This is a very good thing, because I’ve been a crank and a bear while worrying the thing and waiting to get in to see the skin doc.

2) The baseball Buster took to the ribcage while batting did NOT break a rib, but he’s pretty sore.

3) Blood test results are not so scary. The things I had most worried about came back negative! (Thank you, Heaven) but other, older problems – not life threatening, just inconvenient and fatiguing – are present again, if they had ever left, so we’ll just keep looking into what is causing them. Tonight I will sleep well! :-)

I thank all of you who have written that you were holding me in prayer. You have no idea how much I appreciate that. Nothing is more humbling, to me, than to know that others are praying for me, when they don’t even know me. I thank you with a very full and sincere heart.

And I feel much better. Happy Fatima day! I heard two women at the grocery store today talking about how it had been such a bad day, because it was Friday the 13th, and I thought to myself: I don’t have a bad disease, I probably don’t have Cancer, I just need to eat better and build up the blood, and take some further tests…Seems like a pretty good day, to me! :-)

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  • Ann Wilson

    Kinda off topic, but Friday the 13th has always been a good-omen day for me, since my parents met on a Friday the 13th!

    Glad to hear this one was good for you, as well. :)

  • Patrick O’Hannigan

    Thank you for that dose of perspective. And know that I’m praying for you, too, and will keep doing so, in the “blog friends” section of my prayer-on-the-way-to-work-driving-the-twisty-two-lane road. “Happy Fatima Day?” — I hadn’t heard that one before. But I like it.

  • tracey

    Oh, Anchoress, I’m so relieved to hear the news was good for you.

  • me2ewe

    Congratulations on the good news, Anchoress! Many blessings on you and yours.

  • Truthseeker

    Dear Anchoress, I praise the Lord for His wonderful care of you! May He continue to work His healing in you, and also be with Buster as he mends. Prayers will continue to ascend for you and your family. All praise to God, Amen!

  • Valerie

    I am grateful for your good news today! I think the worst part of the whole process and having to wait to get the results from any medical test. The not knowing – that time when our active imaginations take hold with all of the “what if’s” – can be very frightening and emotionally draining. Letting go and letting God during this process is the only way to survive. Over the past year, my family and I have had to learn that lesson over and over again, as my 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with lupus in April of 2004. The results of her continous blood tests determine the course of her treatment, so we are always needing to adjust our lives accordingly. In fact, she needs more blood work done on Tuesday, and we won’t get the results for about a week, so we are essentially living in limbo right now. But, our lives go on, and she continues to embrace life and live it to the fullest. Thank you, Anchoress, for your presence in my life! I thoroughly enjoy your writings!

  • Insider

    First off congratulations on your news.

    Kind of off topic but here’s how I spent mine (ie, securing the URL for the Democratic front runner in the Los Angeles Mayoral race):

    In general I think it was a much worse day for the campaign manager who should have secured said URLs than anyone else.

    Suggestions welcome on what I should do with the URLs.

  • Jackson

    We live in a world in which The Simpsons is viewed by many as the height of comic genius, despite (or because of?) its simplistic and cavalier dismissal of the very basis of Western Civilization – Christianity. Thus the latest episode was not at all surprising. The Simpsons is merely doing what it has always done: pandering to an ever-growing pandemic of cataclysmically debased tastes. Just as its comedy is primarily vulgar, so is its view of God.