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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Whew!....I think...

Well, it appears that I have not gotten laid off and I do believe there is no one who can bump me out of my position since I'm a supervisor and no other supervisors were let go or will be bumped.  Now, I just need to find out how all of this changes my job responsibilities!  Thanks for everyone's positive thoughts! 

I had a bit of a health scare recently - went for my routine mammogram and was called back for more views.  So I went this past Monday - not particularly worried - no family history, didn't feel any lumps or unusual tenderness, etc.  After they did the views they showed them to the radiologist who decided I needed an ultrasound.  Gulp!  So I had the ultrasound and it basically shows that I have fluid filled cysts in my right breast.  They told me it would be up to my family doctor to decide if I should have a repeat in six months or if it was okay to wait a year.  However, my family doctor just retired so a new doctor will be reviewing my results and go from there.  What a relief that it wasn't anything more than fluid filled cysts!

Getting ready to head to Florida for my granddaughter's high school graduation!  Never been to Florida and am really looking forward to going!  I'm so proud of my granddaughter - she is getting recognized by the Superintendent for her school work.  I'll be able to explain more when I get back.

Haven't been doing much hooking or stitching or quilting lately - my thumb is very sore (has been for about 3 weeks).  When I get back if it hasn't improved then it's a trip to the doctor for me.  It started hurting when I was trying to whipstitch my cardinal mat.  I was just pulling and tugging and tugging and I think I irritated my joints.   

When I come back I'll have pictures of a shrub that I bought, the calla lillies my son and his family gave me for Mother's Day and hopefully some nice pictures of Florida!  :)

Thanks for dropping in!

Take care!


  1. Glad you didn't get the dreaded lay-off notice. I had the exact same experience last fall with my mammo. I had to wait 3 weeks for the 2nd mammo and ultrasound. I was freaking out as Mom had breast cancer 10 years ago. Like you, it ended up as cysts but I was a nervous wreck.

  2. Hi Char, great news that it's nothing more than a fluid filled cyst and that you are keeping your job. I hope that your thumb get better soon. Have you taken something for the inflamation like Advil or something.

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip to Florida. I was there in 1966 for my honeymoon. JB

  3. Char ~
    So glad to hear you were spared a layoff. What a relief!
    Those mammograms can be so scary. I had a biopsy (my second in about 5 years) early in '10. Very nervewracking but all was well. I'd tell the new doc I want a 6 month follow up. Best to err on the side of caution!
    Have a great time in Florida!
    Hugs :)