Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

No... Not the movie. My day.

Do you ever feel that you just can't catch a break (in a manner of speaking)?
I got up at 9 a.m. this morning after not getting to sleep until about 6 a.m. and got around to go to my doctor for my blood test results. Got in my truck and saw this split running across about a third of the windshield with decorative flares up and down. I got a rock chip in my windshield about a year ago and thought I'd get it glued one of these days. I keep my truck locked with the windows up and it got so hot that the windshield split from the expansion caused by the heat.

Great way to start my day. I went by the glass shop after the doctor appointment and it will be $165.00 to replace the windshield. Groan..... this will wait until next month. This is the ugly.

Now for the bad... The blood work was not wonderful. A couple of the liver enzymes had settled back down but the one the doctor is particularly concerned with is higher. So they are going to schedule a liver biopsy. I had hoped they would call this afternoon and tell me when they had the procedure scheduled but no word as of 5 p.m. I told them the first available appointment was fine with me, the sooner the better and less time to stress. It will be done by scope but they have to knock me out to do it and they only do it early in the day so Carol will have to get up and go with me so she can drive my medicated self back home. I will let you all know when they let me know because it has been so much less stress knowing you all are supporting me and lifting me up.

The good? How about some baby cucumber pictures?

Right there, just to the left and below the yellow flower. Lonicera, I'm going to have to practice the technique you told me about halfway holding down the shutter button but I think that will cure my focus problem. It was so hot outside when I took these just a bit ago that I had sweat dripping inside of 5 minutes.

Here's another baby... Both the good and bad day vines are loaded up with babies so it looks like we are going to have plenty of cucumbers to have in salad or put with onions in vinegar for a cool, crisp side dish if we don't want to make up salad.

If you get a chance drop over to Blind Pig And The Acorn and check out Tipper's blog. She's gotten me back to posting by getting me involved again this year in the good day, bad day planting experiment.

And thank you all again for helping me to realize that scary things shared become much less scary. I love and appreciate each of you for supporting me.


darsden said...

Well, Helen, that just stinks! If you were in the South I could get some help on that windshield for ya... ya know that's what dad owns...! Crap on your blood work will have to start praying in that direction.
You cukes are coming in good too. I am starting a new garden tomorrow. First one has had it except for the bells. So replanting time. I still have time to have another full garden.
Feel better....and this too shall pass

joanne said...

here for you Helen. Praying and fretting and sending love and hugs...take care.

Sara said...

Got my prayers working for you!

Laura~peach~ said...

hugs and prayers! love ya!

farmlady said...

You know that this is the best thing don't you?... Getting the blood test and getting something done about the problem is the right thing to do. Waiting NEVER works. At our age waiting just extends the worry and ends up killing us. It's always something. Ask for and get some answers from those doctors.
We all want this to be OK and for you to feel better. We're rooting for you.
Damn car window. It's just reflecting how you feel right now. Wish I had some extra money for you. All I can send is love.
Go dig in that garden.

Lonicera said...

I echo Farmlady. Was thinking of you yesterday and at one point I thought you'd posted, but I think you'd clicked something too soon, and there was nothing there - but all is well today, and there you are. Please update us on the date of your biopsy. I'm honoured that you've had another go with your camera instead of telling me to go take a running jump. I imagine your camera is centre-weighted, so the sharp item would be whatever is in the plumb centre of the picture. That leaf on the right was a bit too intrusive and may have confused it. But if it's hot and perspiration is dripping off my nose there's nothing that would persuade me to go out taking pictures anyway...
Thinking of you.

Debbie said...

Well, it's sort of good news about the other spots? Agree. Get it over with so we all won't stress.

Can't help you with the focus thing. My photos are looking blurry all the time now. I'm blurry.

Windshield. This could be an omen. Maybe you are just a little cracked and the Doc will fix you up? Let's look at it that way, although I'm sure he'll charge more than $165 LOL

Love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. We need to get those stills finished in FV and have a jug :)

Aleta said...

I'm so sorry about having to do a biopsy. Sending prayers for good results for you *hugs*

About the cucumber.... I'm feeling old.... because I feel like I need glasses for bad eyesight... because no matter HOW much I looked and looked and looked at the picture, I couldn't find the cucumber!!!

tipper said...

Well that's enough to bust your bubble! I'll be praying for the biopsy to be fine-and for your run of badluck to be OVER!!!

IISAFETY said...

It's still a lovely day, inspite of the bad & good it brings. And their so much to thankful of especially about your health. Keep praying & stay fit always!