72 Hours Of Hell

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062015

If you felt a strong breeze coming from the direction of Tucson, Arizona yesterday afternoon, it was a huge sigh of relief. I haven’t said anything here until now because we didn’t really know anything. But we spent 72 hours going through pure hell this week.

Monday during Terry’s annual physical the doctor found a lump in her breast. That really knocked the wind out of our sails. Me more than Terry. She’s always been so much stronger than I could ever hope to be.

During treatment to save her life from stage four cancer fifteen years ago she received something like three times the normal dose of radiation. That puts her in a very high percentile for getting some other form of cancer down the road. But yesterday she had a diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound, and the results show no abnormal tissue. They think it was a fluid filled cyst that has dissolved, which apparently is not uncommon. Like I said, huge sigh of relief here.

We still have one more medical issue to deal with while we’re here in Tucson. Next week I have to go back to the VA hospital for a CAT scan of my head. I think they’re looking for the source of all those voices in there. For several months now, maybe two or three times a month just as I’m falling asleep I get a stabbing pain in my temple that moves up to the top of my head and then is gone. It lasts maybe 30 or 45 seconds and I don’t feel any ill effects from it, but my doctor and I decided it might be a good idea to check it out.

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  12 Responses to “72 Hours Of Hell”

  1. so sorry to hear about your struggles but thankful to God for the outcome. Will keep your test in prayers. HeadChes often heart related.


  2. Prayers for both of you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way for both of you to be healthy and live very long lives…. we need you!

    Also, those things in your head, Nick, those are all your “bright ideas” that are floating around!!!!


  4. Sooooo glad to hear it turned out to be good news for Miss Terry!! I swear, there’s nothing more stressful! Let us know about those voices in your head … I have the same thing going on, but no doctor or hospital here that I trust enough to check it out!!! Praying it’s nothing, for both our sakes!!!

  5. Glad to hear Terry’s results. Great relief. Lucky it was only 72 hours which was long enough. My immediate thoughts on your pain was that it was future Big Lake books trying to get out and telling you that you should be at the computer to bring them to life rather putting your head on the pillow.

  6. Good for you Nick. When they did a CAT scan of my head they found nothing there 🙂

  7. Glad things worked out well for Terry. The waiting is always hell. Be sure to let us know about your head when you get results. I would like to know how to get an imagination that works like yours. 🙂

  8. Good news for you and Miss Terry! Glad to hear it.

  9. I am glad to hear that Terry’s scare ended well. I know it was difficult for you to wait and worry. I hope that your test goes well too.

  10. So sorry for the health scares…hope yours turns out ok too!!

  11. Hope all health scares end up being that scare and not real issues!

    Best to both of you…

  12. Hope you all have good news and good health!

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