The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…

The Good: No surgery tomorrow
The Bad: No diagnoses yet
The Ugly: I could use a drink

Dr. Tytle’s (biopsy doctor) office called this morning to let me know there was a mess up at the lab this weekend. Apparently the pathologist assigned to my case wasn’t even scheduled to be in the office. Not too smart, there, Mercy Hospital. Especially not too smart since my surgery scheduled tomorrow was dependent upon those results. Come on people, this is my life you are screwing with! So, after a quick freak-out and even quicker anger session, I got on the tele and started bugging everyone. Let that be a learning experience for them! Don’t be dummies because I will kill you with kindness until I get what I need:)

About 45 minutes later I got a phone call to cancel surgery tomorrow. That SUPER SMALL chance of there being enough biological material came through. What does that mean? It means that some pathologist out there has a good idea of what my diagnosis is, but he needs to do more ‘staining’. I hate stains. I hate biological stains even more. (OxyClean Max Force does wonders) Maybe as a funny ha-ha I’ll send a gift box to my pathologist. I understand it can sometimes take DAYS when they need to ‘do more stains’.

So, that was the good and the bad, now to the ugly. I could TOTALLY use a drink. I will probably pick up the kids from school, go over Harper’s homework, encourage them to go upstairs and build me something ‘special’ with the MILLIONS of lentil sized legos they got for Christmas and then make me a nice glass of wine hidden in an Eskimo Joe’s cup. Don’t judge!

‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’ John 14:27


14 thoughts on “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…

  1. Well praise God no surgery!! Oh and I have plenty of Eskimo Joe’s cups from back in our day if you’d like help polishing off that special drink with a friend tonight. 😉

  2. That sounds so crazy about the mess up. Sorry, the waiting has to be brutal on you guys. You take yourself a break, sister.

  3. Are you kidding me! That totally stinks and I sorry about the added stress on you all. Def pour (my kind of pour :)) yourself a glass of wine – or whatever else you want.

  4. Because you are so strong, we are strong, and I would be happy to join you anytime for that wine. Your blog is a blessing to us. Thanks

  5. There is absolutely no judging here. Your graceful patience is amazing. The strength and courage with which you face adversity is a testament to your faith.
    Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
—Proverbs 3:5 amp
    Love you so much! Mom

  6. I can totally understand your anger. I was getting angry for you just reading this entry. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I am still praying for you and your family. Hugs to you!

  7. Steph that is the thing about doctors we put our faith in them but sometimes they push your patience. It is not up to us but up to God, it is in his hands and I know he is listening to all our prayers. We love you very much and are keeping you in our prayers and in our hearts. Whatever the results are, I have faith that he will give you the strength to get through it.

  8. Newby… Tough as nails! Hey I heard an awesome word yesterday via The Potters House. Transformation… when transformation is taking place there is constant change and with constant change His word remains the same. We are in the center of that change, unmoveable… always abounding in the Lord. The only way we begin to waver, stumble and fall is when we attach ourselves to the constant moving change that takes place around us. Stand firm in His word my friend… Allow Him to fight ALL of your battles… Find the joy watching Him work this all out for you… I pray for your peace, wisdom and understanding.

  9. “Dear friend, I pray that all goes well for you. I hope that you are as strong in body as I know you are in spirit.” (3 John 2, CEV)

    I am so sorry all of this happened, stay strong and you will be in my thoughts and prayers, love you

  10. Steph, we are praying without ceasing! We love you guys and have great hope for the future.

    I found an awesome verse I wanted to share…
    “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)

    Diane, Scott and kids.

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