Making a pest-o of itself
Tuesday June 28th 2011, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Life

Richard said to me first thing this morning that the fact that I hadn’t heard anything yet meant that it was sitting on someone’s desk because it wasn’t urgent; he wanted me to call them.

But the doctor said she’d…

Hey. Ask if I need to be pushed twice. I called.

I sat on hold, on hold, on hold. Then the young male receptionist came back sounding pressured and in a hurry. I gave him the requisite name, birth date, why I was calling–and added that I knew the doctor had said she was going to call and that I hoped I wasn’t being too antsy or causing problems, but if they did know anything yet on that biopsy, I would love to know.

His voice changed. Suddenly I was more than a name on a screen and a voice on the phone, I was a fellow human being; he did what he could for me and wished me the best and I heard in his voice that he meant it.

Not long after that, the doctor did call. She was saying things about nodular and tendrils and 5mm size plus the 2mm edges each side she’d gotten out with the biopsy and that she was going to have to take out more because–

–and I had to stop her a moment. Sorry, I didn’t hear; so–was it basal?

She started to apologize for going on before I’d caught that part; I think it bothered her that she was going to have to take out more of my hair forever than she’d wanted to. My question was reminding her about the good side of all  this.

Yes, she affirmed, the gratitude showing in her voice. It was basal.

Praise be.

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Praise be indeed, and thank the Good Lord for front office people who are caring!

There are two schools of thought about hair. One is that all hair is good. The other is that all hair has to be dealt with first thing in the morning, or one looks like the Mad Madam Mim.

Something to ponder. 🙂

Comment by Patricia Day 06.28.11 @ 3:02 pm

Phew! What a relief!

Comment by Lene 06.28.11 @ 4:08 pm

I will gladly donate all of the eyebrows which have migrated to my chin, if that will help? [And yes, what a relief!]

Comment by Lynn 06.28.11 @ 7:08 pm

Glad to hear that the result is basal. Sad to hear there is more surgery (however minor) in your future.

Comment by wildknits 06.28.11 @ 7:45 pm

Adding my gratitude for the diagnosis. I think you will have to get a neon hair extension to cover any little bald spots that result from the extra trimming.

Comment by twinsetellen 06.28.11 @ 9:41 pm

Amen! I see a new hair style in your future…:-)

Comment by Ruth 06.28.11 @ 9:42 pm

Extra surgery is no fun, but basal is good news in these conditions. A close shave…

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Comment by afton 06.29.11 @ 4:04 am

YES!!! (Arm pumping) God is good. So glad the news was good. A little pink stick on braid might cover that spot. LOL.

Comment by pat Flores 06.29.11 @ 4:36 am

in the grand scheme of things hair is a pretty minor thing (I once shaved all of mine and donated it)

glad to hear that the results were so much better than they could have been!

Comment by bev 06.29.11 @ 5:50 am

I glad you know. What a relief!

Comment by Joansie 06.29.11 @ 5:56 am

Gratitude for each bit of good news. And, it is only hair.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 06.29.11 @ 6:36 am

I’m glad you were treated with compassion and the news was rather good!

Comment by Channon 06.29.11 @ 6:54 am

My daughter leaves bobby-pins all over the house. Yup, they work (just put them in one place when you take them out! Er, uh, projecting….) Actually, the basic brown bobby-pins work in her brown hair. If you can’t find silver bobby-pins, there’s a business opportunity!

Glad you got a manageable C.

Comment by LynnM 06.29.11 @ 9:23 am

yay! And hats are cool these days. Or not – I say wear your scars proudly – they are proof that things can be beaten.
As a friend says, as least we’re all on the right side of the grass…

Comment by Sandra 06.29.11 @ 10:01 am

How could I possibly add to what everyone else has said. But I am delighted that it is ‘only’ minor. Hair? What’s that? said the bald man.

I know one young man who is totally bald. He teaches an exercise class for those who are physically impaired, and he says he qualifies for the class because he is follically impaired.

Comment by Don Meyer 06.29.11 @ 10:10 am

Glad to hear , things are looking up for you. Maybe a comb over?

Comment by kristy phipps 06.29.11 @ 10:41 am

Wasn’t it your Grandfather whose thought on hair was that you should enjoy it while you have it? Hair today, gone tomorrow. But you’ll still be here, so that’s good.

Comment by LauraN 06.29.11 @ 9:57 pm

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