Monday, October 3, 2022

And Then There Was

one more nodule, this one in my lung, and one lymph node issue.  

The latter, I'm hoping, is probably from my Covid vaccine.

The nurse I spoke to on the phone was so kind, she said, "we hoped that the scan would be fine, I'm sorry."

So there will be no surgery at this time.

I'm thinking of my blogger friend who is living with stage 4 melanoma at the age of 39 (see below for the name of her book, which I highly recommend).

She has endured so many scans, so much bad news, she keeps living one day at a time. And recently her dream of having her book sold in a real bookstore came true. 

Congrats Elisa, I'm so happy for you. 

I've read about Elisa's scans, but never thought about what's involved in having a scan. Some are easy, provided you're not claustrophobic, others can be very painful. I had one that I will not describe, which bruised my ribs and bruised ribs can really hurt.

I think the job for me is to find joy in unexpected places and situations, like Adventist Health and Quest Labs, where it looks like I will spend some more time.  

After I cried recently, this conversation came to me.

Old Age: I thought you wanted to be old, live a long life.

Me: Yes, but...

Old Age: You got the gift of old age and it isn't always easy. So you need to deal with it!

Thoughts like that make me giggle. And giggle is good when faced with negative scan outcomes. 

I had some bad news. I am not alone getting bad news and I'm not alone dealing with it. 

So all is good. 


And the name of the book is: 

Two More Years, by E. C. Stilson

Two more years are what the doctors said Elisa had to live. So she wrote a book about her experience. She writes about her life, her kids, her husband and everyday life. It's not a sad book, I highly recommend it. 

The book is available on Amazon. And now in bookstores, yeah!!

Elisa's blog:

Thanks for listening.


  1. Hi Inger - I do hope the tests will confirm minor changes and that your surgery perhaps can happen soon - and all can be removed. You at least are being pragmatic about it all ... and thankfully you have friends to be around when needed ... and especially Faith to be with you when at home. With many thoughts this week ... all the very very best - big hugs - Hilary

  2. Sorry to hear this latest news. You have a fantastic attitude and I pray and wish the very best for you. God Bless.

  3. I'm sorry about this new finding. I hope we can be supportive and helpful even though far away. And Faith is not far away.

  4. I missed commenting on this post. I hope everything will turn well for you and that you'll be back to your old self.
    Growing old is not for sissies like they say. We all get there one day at a time and all of a sudden, we realize we are there.

    Wishing you speedy healing after surgery.

  5. I'm sorry you are having to go through this and my heart goes out to you. You are strong and I'm very proud of you my friend. Sending lots of hugs...gentle hugs, Diane

  6. Dear Inger, sending you hugs. Terra

  7. I’m sorry to hear about your health. We just never know when these things will show up. I do wish you the best.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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