Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A diagnosis!

Hi, you guys and y'all!

So, you've had nearly 4 days with nary a mention of health related issues. Woo hoo! I just wanted to post something here in case any of you have experience with it. I finally called my doctor about the blood tests and ultrasound. It's been two weeks and I hadn't heard a peep. SO, he looked up my results and it seems my blood and urine tests showed all is well. The ultrasound showed that I have a renal cyst. My doctor sounded like a renal cyst is no big deal unless it really starts to bother me. In that case he can stick a needle in it and drain it. It sounds like that involves poking a hole in me? So, I'll just keep on keeping on. Have any of you had this condition? If so, please share your experiences in the comments. Thanks! Do I need to look for another doctor, or is it SOP to not call with results? I'm going to Google for info, but you never know what you'll get that way!

Otherwise, I got a visit from one of the ladies from my church with a Valentine card and a vase of flowers. We had a good visit. Another lady is coming tomorrow. I guess I'm on the "widows to visit" list. They are very kind. It's just a little awkward for awkward little me. But I need to practice sociability a little more often. ;)

Here's my latest ATC.
 Micah's younger sister-in-law and her husband and two boys are moving back to the area from New York state. They will move in with her dad while her hubby ships out to Afghanistan for nine months. She's planning to get a job, so Micah volunteered to watch her two boys (for pay; so not really volunteering) which should make things pretty exciting for her. If it's too much she will just make other arrangements, but it's a chance for Micah to earn some money, and she really likes kids. I don't know where she gets her fearlessness...

That's all the news for now. I'm following MK's kitchen remodel with great interest. I'll check up on everybody.

Sayonara and shalom!


  1. Isn't it fun seeing how MK's kitchen is taking shape? I'm eager to see how it progresses.
    Glad you're feeling better and I wouldn't be keen on having needles stuck into me either unless it was absolutely necessary!
    Love that Owl.

  2. Don't have experience with that but understand not liking needles! Praying for the right info and wisdom for you! hope you are having a good day today! Great to see you doing some art again!

  3. Trust in this doctor, Lisa! I had some adventures in similar cases, and its okay to wait until,he problems show their bad side. If not, why should you do anything against?

    Very nice art - flying owl - you made!

  4. Hi, Lisa. I've never had a renal cyst, but I've had cysts in my breasts. As you know, a cyst is always fluid-filled, so you can either drain it, or you can let your body gradually reabsorb the fluid, if it's not causing you any discomfort. They are not malignant, just annoying. With an ultrasound, he would have been able to tell for sure b/c the fluid shows up differently than a solid mass. That's a relief!

    We've had to tend to an ill parishioner the past couple of days and haven't gotten as much done in the old kitchen :) Must get back to that.


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