Saturday, March 01, 2008

Dodging the Bullet

I dodged the bullet this week. Last November, I went into my regular MRI appointment to see if my brain tumor had grown. The same one that we "removed" and then killed with radiation five years ago. It has been dead for years. But this time they found a mass. It could have been the same tumor, a new tumor caused by radiation or a mucus sac. Last Thursday, they put me under, opened up my little nose and went on up to find out. I am pleased to announce it was only SNOT! Trapped behind a wall of scar tissue left behind after the original surgery.

No new tumor!

I feel like I dodged the proverbial bullet.

I was so sure it was the tumor again, or perhaps another, more lethal, tumor. But it was not. I'm good to go except for the pain in my face, which is made more bearable by copius amounts of pain medication.

So I can begin writing again, knowing that my books will see the light of day, that they can be submitted, and that all is well in my world.

10 comments:

Heather Harper said...

I am so relieved and excited for you and your family! This is worth celebrating. :)

Jaci Burton said...

Omg, what a huge relief for you Teri! I'm so happy for you, and I can only imagine the joy you and your family are feeling right now.

Hugs!

Melissa Walker said...

What a wonderful day. I'm so glad for you, Teri.

Mrs. Annie said...

I told you: you're just snotty

Sara Hantz said...

That's such a relief. I'm so pleased for you.

PJ Hoover said...

Wow, you give me chills up my arms. I am so happy all is well. Whew!!!!

Lexi said...

You're one of the only people I know who would appreciate this, but...

Hooray for snot!

Amanda Ashby said...

My God, I bet you've never been so pleased in your life to have a bit of snot. Hugs and am pleased it's business as normal again!!

Reader Rabbit said...

Oh, yay! I'm glad you're doing good. :)

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

That is wonderful news, Teri! I'm SO glad all turned out well for you!! There's nothing scarier than having them find a mass, especially when you're already dealing with that scenario elsewhere. I know of which I speak, much like you (though different part of the body). Thank God this was just something simple to deal with. Here's hoping the pain goes away soon! :-)

Christina