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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Box of Sunshine...

Well, as some of you may know...I've been going through...STUFF...

I haven't been feeling very well for a while now.  Weird symptoms, like extreme leg swelling, even more extreme fatigue, shakiness, skin and hair problems, swallowing problems....and the list goes on...

It's pretty fun...

Well, my family doctor has been great.  He is the one that found Romy's brain bleed in a matter of days, and he instantly took me seriously as well....he tested my kidneys, liver, thyroid, and several other things...

Nothing came back unusual...

He said he has had a few patients with my same symptoms that had thyroid cancer, so he sent me off to get an ultrasound, and sure enough, I had 5 tumors. 

But they couldn't tell by an ultrasound whether they are cancerous or not, so they sent me in to do biopsies. 

I have to say, I haven't been freaked out by this at all.  I'm not welcoming bad news or anything, but I have just been going along, doing each procedure.  I told Brian I'd be fine, and that I would just go alone to the procedure.  One of my super closest friends wouldn't allow it. In fact, she may have thought I was a little crazy...

I don't blame her...

She INSISTED on coming with me...and this is after staying up until all hours to see the premier of Hunger Games, and then having to drive 30+ minutes on practically ZERO sleep...

She's basically my hero...

I still thought I was fine.  I'm glad she had enough sense to know I wouldn't be though.  Her poor hand probably throbbed with pain by the time they were done.  They went in seventeen times, and each time they would reposition the needle in the tumors TRYING to get something to biopsy.

It was a fail...

And on top of it...It was one of the most painful things ever.  Took me out for the rest of the day!!  She luckily drove me home, and even stayed a few hours to help with my kiddos while I literally cried in my bed...

It was rather pathetic on my part...

I think it all finally hit me, and I was a little scared. I still have to go into a radiation specialist...supposedly they specialize in tumors, and have better equipment.....sounds to me like MORE PAIN...



When she left, she had put a box on my counter, and asked me to open it later. 

It was a BOX OF SUNSHINE!!!!!

"You need some sunshine"

and she put in the box:

YELLOW PEANUT M&MS
YELLOW POPCORN FLAVORED JELLY BELLIES (my fav)
YELLOW BANANA SPLIT SUCKER
YELLOW STARBURSTS
SUPER CUTE YELLOW NECKLACE
LEMON HEADS
BUTTERSCOTCH CANDIES WITH SMILIES DRAWN ON THEM :)
YELLOW CANDY NECKLACE
JUICY FRUIT GUM (also yellow...of course!!)
YELLOW REECES EGGS
YELLOW FINGERNAIL POLISH!!!
LEMON PIE...YUMMMM
YELLOW PEEPS

THEN...under all of that, she wrote:

"After the rain comes the sun, but after the sun comes a rainbow"

And there was a whole bunch of my favorite colorful candies...SIXLETS

I BAWLED LIKE A BABY....

I felt so cared for, and thought of.  It was seriously the sweetest thing ever!!! How lucky I am to have all the friends I have...who care for me so much!!

Sometimes...all you need is just a box of sunshine...!!!

6 comments :

The Yearsley's said...

I had no clue you were having these problems! I'm sorry! I'm glad a certain friend (if I'm thinking correctly her name starts with "And",and ends with "rea"! hahaha)was there for you and could give you some sunshine! That was really sweet of her! I hope everything comes out ok with all the testing. Stay strong!

The Cole Family said...

Oh Tamra you are so sweet! And you are not suppost to make me cry like this. Anyone going though something like what you did needs something special. I'm glad I was able to give you some happiness on a hard day. BTW My hand is doing great and ready if you need someone to go with you next time. I hope you are feeling better!!! So sorry you have to go through this.

Emery and Megan said...

I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I hope you recover easily and can get back to normal quickly. You are always a happy, positive person and I have known you forever so I know you will make it through. I will keep you in our prayers! I wish I lived closer and could help you out more...

stay-at-home mum said...

Sorry to hear about what you are going thru. Praying for your recovery, and what a good friend you have there. Treasure her. really good and thoughtful friends are hard to come by. We are rooting for your speedy recovery.

Angie said...

My heart goes out to you Tamra. I'm so sorry that you're having to go through any of it - prayers for things to swing in your favor!!! I wish there was more I could do!

Trina said...

I love the idea of a Box of Sunshine. What a great friend...I love her, too!

I hope this all gets taken care of quickly and that your able to get back to normalcy. My prayers are with you.