The woman sat in the waiting room in a nervous state. She had found a lump in her left breast this morning in the shower and immediately called her doctor’s office. The doctor of course was booked up for the day, but they could let her see a nurse practitioner in the afternoon.
Her name was called, and she walked to the exam room. Each step seemed to echo through her head and put her more on edge. She was examined and questioned by the nurse practitioner and had a couple of tests scheduled.
To her dismay she went home with no answers only more of the unknown scattered throughout her mind. Tests would take a day or two to come back. The doctor would call her to talk about the next step. Now she just had to keep her imagination contained to facts and not fears.
One of the most important things with breast cancer is early detection… early detection is key in ALL cancers. Know your own body, do regular self exams and see a doctor if there is anything you question… it will not go away on it’s own. For more information see BreastCancer.Org
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – practitioner
I hereby renounce all claims that I am punctual. Ok, maybe not all claims. I can make it on time to about 75% of my appointments, I am good at picking my niece up and taking her to work and appointments, but lately on WP being prompt with posts… NOPE! Doesn’t seem like it is going to happen. I “reset” with the new year and am now a week behind again. How does this happen?
Partially due to an absent muse. Partially due to just plain and simply life taking top priority… like Monday I have an out-of-town appointment so there is the hour drive, the stress of all of it (dr appt, my first time seeing this doctor and the drive through heavy traffic) and I know that will cause me fatigue… so not a lot of fully functioning hours to get done all that should be done that day.
I know I have mentioned the spoon theory before, and it is excellent in explaining how chronic illness only allows you so much energy. Heck, after a day like Monday it has taken me out of commission for a couple of days before, depends on how it all goes. But I do promise to keep plugging along.
Hopefully soon my muse will whisper in my ear again and I will not struggle so with posts. I will do my best to keep up a post a day but make no promises. And if it comes down to it, I will do a reset again. But for now, I will just focus on what prompt is next and read all your wonderful posts I have waiting. Thanks for being patient with me! Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – renounce
She watched her son on the stage and was in awe of his talent. She had always wanted to learn the piano and had taught herself a couple of songs on her grandparent’s upright. But alas, lessons were not in the cards. In her teen years she saved up money to buy one of those electronic keyboards that were popular. But not reading music, her dreams fell flat.
Now her son was on stage, at the university she once dreamed about, applying for the music program. She was so proud and happy to live out her dreams vicariously through him.
Written for Fandnago’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – vicariously