This last Saturday morning I woke up with a very painful armpit. I couldn’t lift my arm without it hurting. Upon examination, I felt a lump the size of a pea. It was very sore and tender. Here we go again. I pulled out my computer to see if I could find out why I would possibly have a lump. There on the screen I saw it could be a variety of things, from infected hair follicle to cancer in the lymph nodes. UGH! Now I would have to wait until Monday to call the doctor and make an appointment. Over the weekend I must have prayed that it would just go away a million times and each time I would check to see if it was still there and of course it was. By Monday the pain was gone but the lump remained so I called to make an appointment. When the doctor examined it she said that the location of the lump was an good sign. It wasn’t on my chest wall side of the armpit but more toward the arm. After feeling it she felt pretty certain that it could be either an infected cyst or hair follicle. She said she could take it out right then and there and send it to the lab for testing or I could wait another two weeks to see if I would go away. I knew I would go crazy if I waited another two weeks, especially if it didn’t go away so I decided to have her take it out. Okay here is where I have to say Needle Diva made an appearance! The needle was HUGE!!! I did end up with 4 stitches and a bruised armpit but there is no longer a lump there! The doctor really doesn’t think we have to worry about it but we will know the results on Monday. Until then we have to try to go on with life with some sort of normalcy. I hate the waiting on pins and needles feeling. On one hand I want to believe that it is nothing but on the other hand I don’t want to be blindsided again. Please pray that the results will be good.
On another related note, I now have a great sickness predictor. It seems two days before I get sick my back really, really hurts. It is almost to the point of crying- and I don’t cry easily. About two weeks ago I thought I was going to crawl out of my skin because it hurt so bad. Then two days later I ended up getting the stomach flu. Right now I have a little bit of a cold and two days ago once again my back felt horrible. Luckily I can take children’s Advil and it takes the edge off. What a great warning system I now have. I guess when my back hurts I need to double up on the Vitamin C!
I also wanted to share a new project I am working on. I wanted to have a place that would chronicle my sewing adventure. I wanted to keep a sewing diary of everything I have made so that some day the girls could look back and see just what I made for them and hopefully inspire them to want to learn how to sew. I had a hard time giving away the things I sew and I really don’t want boxes of stuff I have sewn. I will still post here of some of the pictures but I think I will add a link back to the sewing site if you would like to read about it. Right now I am trying to post about all the projects I have made in the past. Here is the website: http://michelleframesews.blogspot.com/
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope everyone enjoys their day with their families. I am very thankful for wonderful friends and family who supported and prayed for me through this trying journey. I am also thankful that there is a God who heals. What are you thankful for this holiday season?