[Don’t wanna do an LJ-cut because that’s a hassle to read and all, but I wanted to signal up front that if you read only for craft/business/ranting, this is a “personal” entry.]
I’m having some scary bleeding (too much info for you MALES of the species, but I went through menopause early when I had the pituitary radiation and surgery, and now I’m having some unexpected bleeding–women will understand) and it has gone on twice now this week, so I’ll be going to the doctor on Thursday and mentioning it. My grandmother died of uterine cancer, so that makes me nervous (but it could be another hormonal disturbance, fibroids, or nothing.) If you have any extra good thoughts, please send them my way.
In keeping with her tradition of having to be sicker than I am, my mother is having rectal bleeding and blackish stools. She had colon cancer five or six years ago and was scheduled to have a yearly follow-up in February, but she kept putting it off so she could go see my aunt for a week (which she still hasn’t done, and now my aunt’s air conditioner and fridge have gone out, so she CAN’T go for a while). Ten years ago she had an ulcer and bled quite a bit (had to have a blood transfusion), and earlier this year they put her on meds to heal the ulcer, as they thought it had come back, so we’re hoping THAT is what this is. *sheesh* I have two calls in to her doctors, but Wednesday afternoon is their golf time and their offices are closed. She wanted me to put her on “the prayer list,” and this is the closest thing I have to one. She really needs your good thoughts. (As cranky as she is, I am used to her, so. . . .)
Still haven’t heard from the Benchley contest people, which leads me to believe someone else won . . . but we haven’t gotten a press release yet, so everyone’s still biting nails over it. The website *now* says as late as July 15th for the announcement of the winners. I have to stay alive until at least then.
And we have mice in the courtyard! But live and let live.