Monday, May 25, 2009

What a Relief it is!

Well I have been so worried and not a little scared. I finally broke down and went to see the doctor about my problem. He agreed that all the symptoms were those of colon cancer and set me up with scopes to look into it. After I came out of the anesthetic the nurse told me that they did two biopsies and before I was discharged was given an appointment to see the doctor today for the results. I have to admit that walking into his office today I had trouble breathing past the knot of fear in my chest. Turns out that all the worrying was over nothing. I have a spastic colon LOL. So I have been put on a rather bland diet to say the least.. all my favourite foods are now tabu, no spices, no garlic, no pepper, no salt,... may as well eat cardboard!!!! Oh dear, nothing will ever taste the same again. Now this is going to take some getting use to. I mean I do like a little food with my garlic and spices. I mean you take the spices out of a kitchen and you may as well remove the cook.. I dont know how to cook without my spices. Heck, that means even Ketchup is no longer on the menu because it has spices. I am sure that over time I will come up with passable meals in the meantime we shall have to suffice with the cardboard. At least there is always Jello for dessert.
Now that the worry is gone maybe I will be able to get back to do normal and do some scrapbooking. Although, to be truthful there hasnt been an awful lot happening to get many photos.
We have gone to Rhondeau a couple of times but those dratted little birds are so full of energy that they are hard to get good shots of. They wont stay still for two seconds. I will spy one sitting in a tree but by the time I have managed to line up the shot, they have flown away. I have seen a lot of different warblers this spring, it is exciting to watch them and to listen to them.. such a beautiful sound. I wish I had a way to record it.. the sound of the birds, the wind whispering through the trees, with the waves crashing against the shore in the background.. my but that would be such a beautiful thing to fall asleep to every night.
I am working again every weekend now so I dont get to go as much as I would like, but then if I werent working, I wouldnt have the money to go so it is a catch 22 situation. LOL
I am off to bed now to have the first good night sleep in a few weeks.


Colleen said...

That is great news that you don't have cancer, I hate that word more and more all the time. I have been on a bland diet for so long that I am used it to. It does sound like you are going to have more to give up than I did though.

So glad you are healthy and can get back to doing some more of your beautiful layouts.

Dana said...

Thank God Jackie that everything worked out for you. So sorry that you had to go through all of that worrying. God is in control girl and has great things in store for you. Every try Epicure Spices, well they are more herbs than anything and they are great. The company is from B.C. Check out their site on line at Loads of great stuff there. Maybe something will help to put some bam back in your foods. Lol. Take Care

Anonymous said...

Whew Jackie, WTG girl, that is great news. I hadnt seen anythhng about you for ages and wondered what was wrong. Well now you will need to keep your cardstock under "wraps" so you wont be tempted to broil it up for dinner!

melody said...

hiya chickie!
wow ~ that is fabulous news jackie. so glad that is wasn't the other way! i've been thinking of ya lots. just know you're in my thoughts and prayers.