Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Life is What Happens....

Primula veris, originally uploaded by Lynn_EL/UnaOdd.

...while you're making plans. Right? Isn't that how the quote goes?

Well, we had a lot of plans for this year, this summer.

A family vacation to D.C., Maryland, and Baltimore.

A huge vegetable garden, especially for my son who missed out on Mom gardening because of all the upheaval in our lives the last two years. I want my kids to remember me as a gardener, so they might get bit by the gardening bug one day. :^)

Fixing up the house.

Doing fun day trips together as a family.

Rejuvenating the neglected and overgrown perennial beds......

.....Then I woke up with a pain in my side. An ultrasound showed a large cyst. Follow-up tests suggest possible ovarian cancer, but I'm feeling unexpectedly upbeat right now, and the doctors are cautiously optimistic. When it comes out and they give me a definitive outcome, then I'll be upset if I have to be. My husband on the other hand is overloaded and worried...but he is being so strong!

Surgery is scheduled for sometime on Thursday, May 7th. I may be out of touch and commission for some time...or I may be bed-bound with just a laptop to keep me occupied and I'll post like a maniac. :^)

Either way...if you read this, please keep me in your thoughts on Thursday.


  1. Oh, Lynn, my thoughts are with you for sure!! Hope, the surgery will go smooth and you'll recover soon. Big hugs!

  2. Your choice of photo today says a lot about your outlook - bright!
    Attitude counts for a lot so keep that up!

  3. Oh honey! I'll be thinking about you and praying for you! And wishing for an uneventful and smooth recovery. xoxo

  4. Oh goodness, Im so sorry! I had what ended up to be a 40lb cyst on my fallopian tube, they originally thought it was on my ovary and cancerous, but in the end, it was not. It was a rough surgery and recovery but Im all good now - I'll be wishing and hoping the same is true for you. Please keep us posted, we'll be thinking of you.

  5. I'll most definitely think of you tomorrow. I hope everything will go well and that recovery won't be too bad.

  6. I hope everything turns out well, and that you'll still get to do at least half of your summer plans :) Get well quick!

  7. My toughts are with you , and may it all go well so your plans may yet come to fruition!

  8. Lynn, You are in my thoughts. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  9. Oh no, Lynn! I'm sorry I'm just reading this now. I hope that the surgery revealed nothing serious, but I keep you in my prayers nonetheless. To a quick and full recovery!