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Lindy

I had a voice mail on Wednesday from U of M.  It was one of those voice mails that immediately put me in a panic.  It was the nurse practitioner, Joan, from Dr. Schott’s office.  She said they got the final report back on my CT scan and she would like me to call her back.  So I did. 

While I was holding for her I began getting really angry.  Irate.  How could this be happening?  Dr. Schott said everything looked good on the CT scan last week?  What is wrong with my CT scan?  This is not happening.  I’m barely back on my feet and now there is a problem with my CT scan. 

Joan got on the line and explained that the radiologist saw a “spot” by my right ovary and a “spot” by my left ovary.  I had a hysterectomy, but it was a partial hysterectomy.  Meaning…they didn’t take my ovaries.  She said not to worry (IMPOSSIBLE) and that I need to get an ultrasound by my local doctor to find out what the spots are.  They make her and Dr. Schott “uncomfortable”.  Uncomfortable! 

I hung up the phone, had a panic attack, called Dr. Taylor’s office and begged them to get me in ASAP.  They were able to get me in yesterday.  I didn’t tell many people because I was hoping and praying that the “spots” were nothing. 

Dusty and I went to Dr. Taylor’s offce and the ultrasound proved that the “spots” are cysts on my ovaries.  No big deal.  Thank God.  I cannot explain to you the relief that came over me when I heard that. 

Joan’s phone call reminded me, again, of how your life can change in an instant.  One phone call can stop you in your tracks and turn your life upside down.  Forever changing everything.  Nothing being the same again.  You never forget where you were, what you were doing and who you were with when those phone calls come.

Praise God it wasn’t one of those phone calls.  Praise God the “spots” are only cysts.  Praise God my disease is still stable.

Praise God.

40 Responses to “Spots”

  1. Dad Ver Beek says:

    Hi Lindy…. I could not read this blog fast enough. I started to panic too. Thought oh no !!! This cannot be happening. Then the good news once again. Thank you God. Your favorite father-in law

  2. holly says:

    OH…..you had me panicking too! I got sick to my stomach as I read this and then so happy to hear its nothing big….we continue to pray for healing and complete peace for you.

  3. Rachael Budiwarman says:

    I am going to start reading your post from the bottom up now on:) I can’t tell you how happy I am that you received such good news. Praying hard that everything remains stable and you can just enjoy the holidays with your family with no new worries!

  4. Dani says:

    You are such a great writer….you had me in a panic. I am thrilled to hear that they are only cyst. As always I am praying for you.

  5. Megan Van Kampen says:

    So sorry you had another scare, but thankful it’s nothing serious. A panic attack is the worst feeling in the world. I hope you will continue to be stable and eventually cured from this disease. Always in my prayers Lindy.

  6. Jana Ver Beek says:

    YIKES!!!! My stomach just dropped to my…I don’t know where, but it really dropped!!
    I’m so happy with you that it turned out to be a false alarm, but I’m also sorry that you had to live through another day in a total panic.
    Praying for you everyday!
    (((HUGS)))

  7. Livvy Zimmerman says:

    Ugh, I had a sinking feeling there for a minute. So glad it didn’t last. Did you ever think you’d be so happy to have cysts on your ovaries?! 😉

  8. Aunt Carole says:

    Oh Lindy, what a scare! So glad your Dr. could cooperate and get you in so soon. So thankful for “only cysts”! So thankful our God is in control no matter what. He’s seen you through so much, and He will continue to do so, no matter what. He is faithful! Emmanuel! Praying, praying, praying…

  9. Amy Sluiter says:

    Praise God, Lindy! We’re continuing to pray for you each day!

  10. julie meyaard says:

    Praise God for cysts!
    Praying for God to give you peace and moments of complete JOY this Christmas as you celebrate answered prayers and that your cancer is “stable”. Not such a bad word.
    Love you guys!

  11. Marcia Davis says:

    I’d be panicking, too, if I were in your situation. (I’d be panicking in my own situation!) I’m so grateful they’re just those pesky cysts!

  12. Julia says:

    PRAISE GOD!!! God is a miracle worker! I have been praying for you A LOT!
    -Julia

  13. tammy vandoeselaar says:

    Praising God, Thanking God for that report, what a relief!!! Our family continues to pray for yours at every meal and each night at bedtime. Love you!

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