Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tomorrow: Another Visit to Dr.Pun

OK, no jokes about me actually writing two blog posts in the space of three weeks. :)

Tomorrow, I make the trip back to see Dr. Pun, my favorite endocrinologist. Those of you who have had a cancer diagnosis and are a head case such as myself know what that means for today: the "what ifs" start.

Although, I pretty much had the "what ifs" confirmed at my last appointment in October: Dr. Pun said that he is pretty sure "something" (i.e. thyroid cancer again) is going on there based on the bloodwork, and we just get to wait until something shows up on a scan of some form so we know what we are dealing with. Strangely, I was OK with that as I know that as long as I am one of "those patients" in his practice that he keeps an eye on (and there is that whole trust factor too...), I am fine. Well, as fine as I can be, knowing what a worry wart I am (thanks, Mema, for passing the torch to me in the worry department!).

How much does it stink to know something bad is probably growing in your body, and it has to show up before you can do anything about it?

So I suspect tomorrow I will get the "permission slip" to get an ultrasound and see if anything can be seen. I have already decided I am not going to make the appointment until after January 1.

OK, it sounds really noble or whatever of me to say "I will wait until after the holidays" but the reality is that I have used up all our medical saving account dollars for 2010 and need to wait until 2011.

But...I would have waited anyway. Nah, I would have done it right away otherwise. :) We all know me, right?


  1. Praying for you tomorrow.

  2. I hope you're able to rest rather than worry over Christmas. Love & hugs to you and the fam.

  3. Thinking of you and sending prayers your way! Love ya Steph

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