Oh, so much is going on in the world and each Monday, I write a blog in my head and it never makes it to the page. Sigh. I had to take a few days off of Facebook. I’m grateful I don’t get CNN so I can watch and re-watch people getting murdered in the name of law enforcement. I’ll write more later.
Just an update. I didn’t tell you, my dear URL friends that I had a bit of a scare with my breast health. Found a HUGE lump in my right breast ON THE WEEKEND of course, went to a walk in clinic on Monday (cause I couldn’t get in to see my GP) to get a requisition for a breast ultrasound. Of course, I started thinking about my dear friend who had passed away from breast cancer and all the other women that I know who had it and how could I have missed such a big lump before? (Maybe because I barely even consider my breasts AT ALL?) I was responsible for booking it only to find out I couldn’t get an ultrasound until August on the North Shore. Seriously, folks? So I started to call around in the city, (reached a private clinic that could do it the next day, but no my pitiful extended health does not cover it) so I called the BC agency that books mammograms (it’s literally like the Breast Centre) and I got an ultrasound the next day. Whew! Then I picked up my previous scans since I moved to the North Shore to bring with me. I had to take Boo with me but he was great, he waited patiently until I was done. Of course, I sneaked a peek at the image and then when I got home, I Googled it. Of course I did. When faced with an unexpected obstacle, I will seek to control, usually by googling and researching information. By that point, I had already chanted and was pretty calm about it. I was pretty darn sure it was a cyst. And yes, to cut a long story short, it was a cyst. A big one, but a cyst that did not need further treatment. Heavy sigh of relief. Serious relief. And perspective.
Now all of this was going on when I was dealing with the sister not signing the waiver and release thing. Now the great thing about being a Buddhist is that instead of freaking out I can go chant with someone. So I did. So in the space of a few days I had gone to defcon 5 with anger and frustration, then rode a wave of chanting into all this crap will pass and I don’t need to kick anybody’s ass.
Today, the lawyer’s office told me she had signed the release.