Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Surgery Update #2

Some of you asked about my surgery. It has been postponed. 

The PET scan I had a few weeks ago found a one centimeter nodule in my right lung. If it turns out to be cancerous, I believe I will be treated with chemo for both cancers. 

The biopsy of the lung nodule was postponed from October 19 to October 24. With a weekend in-between, not that many working days, but once again, I get to practise my patience. 

This also means I get two weeks off from scans. Jeanne pointed out, that this could be a gift. 

I can eat, drink and be merry; check out my pancake lunch above. A little heavy on the whipped topping, I know. But I had no syrup, so that's my excuse. 

And I can take care of this:

Continue emptying my drawers at home of all things that don't bring me joy, to quote Marie Kondo. I'm so with her and love doing this. 

Get my flu shot. I earlier decided to only get the Covid booster, not the combination, so now I can get the flu shot taken care of. 

Get my hair cut. I don't know what will happen in the future, but facing it with a bit shorter hair will not hurt. 

So that's the plan, my friends. 


  1. This change seems to be working in your favor and for that I am glad. the pancake looks yummy and your cups are so pretty. Pr.ayers for the weeks to go by quickly and that the reports will be negative

  2. beautiful teacups, Inger. Enjoy this respite. ☕️

  3. Hari Om
    Making the most of every minute is a good philosophy - regardless of the driver! Sorry to hear of another 'blot', but I send wishes for the change in investigations and treatment focus... YAM xx

  4. wishing you the best of luck with the surgery and outcome. There is a lovely feeling that comes from purging of things no longer needed.

  5. I'm glad you're enjoying what you can. What pancakes? I see only toppings!

  6. I love your pancake breakfast and your pretty teacups and crystal glasses. It looks so dainty. I prefer the whipped cream to the syrup. Yumm.
    I have some pretty teacups in my cupboard but never use them anymore but years ago I used them regularly and it felt tea time was a special time. Life was not so rushed for me then. Now I always feel rushed and I always use my big mugs. There must be a connection with mugs and rush.
    Take care and stay brave.

    Waiting with uncertainty is difficult. I hope that all this will end up well and that you soon will be on your way to full recovery. Cancer sucks.

  7. Dear Inger - well I'm not glad to hear this, but as Jeanne so rightly says - it gives you time to do a few other things ... eg your haircut ... and you do seem to be pragmatically coping ... yes I only see fruit - looks so good too. I hope to post on Friday - been rather over-busy recently ... but you know me - life goes on. I'm blessed without worries, as such ... take care and enjoy these next few days ... with thoughts and hugs - Hilary

  8. I always look for excuses to pile on more whipped topping. Your pancake breakfast looks so yummy! As Madsnapper said, this delay seems to be working in your favor. I certainly hope this trend continues. Best wishes to you!

  9. Enjoy your 2 week off from scans. I used to have lead crystal glasses like yours - now I’m wondering what happened to them?
    I wish you well.

  10. You have some good ideas for these next couple of weeks. I know you want to be all caught up when you have the surgery. Take some walks to clear your mind too! Sweet hugs, Diane

  11. So glad you are seeing positives to the delay. You are smart not to let it frustrate you but to make good use of the extra time.

  12. I am very glad for an update! I know that the waiting is the hardest part. But you are doing so great with that, getting injections and a haircut. And eating what you want. You are making the most of this situation.

  13. Your pancake lunch looks delicious. Sending prayers and well wishes for your testing and surgery. Take care, enjoy your day!

  14. Lunch looks delicious. Enjoy your two weeks. Such pretty tea cups!

  15. Pancakes and cream, and so many loving thoughts coming northwards to you.

  16. I've been out of town and helping a sister and her husband up in Central Coast. So sorry to read about your health issues and i pray that all goes well for you. I am home but going back up on Monday for an indefinite period of time but will check back to see how you are doing. Prayers for everything to go easy for you.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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