Sorry I've been MIA for so long.....it's been a roller coaster ride of a life the last several weeks! I find it really hard to strike a balance between being personal on my blog and not getting too personal, so I didn't want to write about this until I knew what I was dealing with. To make a long story short; two and a half weeks ago, I found a (painful) lump in one of my breasts and went to the doctor who sent me for a mammogram and sonograms which led to a visit with a surgeon who ordered a biopsy- last week was a whirlwind of in and out of various doctor's offices and the word "cancer" was thrown into more conversations than I like to think about. Anyway, I didn't want ya'll to have to play the waiting game with me, so I'm writing this now too say that the results came back negative. We will have to deal with the lump which turned out to be a chronic/acute abscess, but that's nothing compared to what it could have been!
I think of my friends in blogland as real friends- almost to the level of family, so it seemed important to share this with you even tho' it has nothing to do with art or any of the various ways of creating it. And I would have shared this earlier, but I just couldn't think of a way to write about it without voicing the many fears I was experiencing while I was going through it.