:omg femme! That's horrible. I'm glad he got to the hospital and seems like he's going to be all right. Gosh, that's awful.
Gutmutter and Jafo, I hope you both get to feeling better soon. I'm sorry you can't finish by Christmas, Gut. :grouphug
In comparison, my own troubles are very minor, but I think I'm getting the flu. I have a fever today and feel horrible. Just in time for my daughter's birthday and Christmas. :( I'd been meaning to go get a flu shot for both of us, but was putting it off until after Christmas. It doesn't bother me to be sick so much, but I'm worried my little girl will catch it and be sick for her birthday. :(
Thanks for the good wishes. (Ijust wish my boss would quit looking at me weird. I don't want to try to explain hormones and stuff to a 64 year old man in a bad toupe:mmm )
Gutmutter, sorry about the delay in your treatment. Take care of yourself!:grouphug
Stargazer, get lots of rest. You'll need it! I know exactly how you feel. I haven't been able to keep down anything today. I'm hoping it's something I ate because I don't want my kids getting sick either.
Well, no rest on the horizon. My daughter has such a snotty nose, she can't sleep. :ohno I'm crossing my fingers she'll be over it by her birthday. :(
Pollyanna here looking on the bright side today... because of the delay in treatment I get to go to the staff Christmas party after school today which I would have missed otherwise. I will also have more time for holiday preparations instead of rushing off to the hospital 45 min. away every day after work. I have a burn ointment now which is reallly helping and am not expected back until Monday when they will re-evaluate my situation. And my Secret Santa gave me a huge box of chocolates that I'm using to self- medicate.
This will probably turn out to be a "Share your good news" candidate in a couple of days, but I thought I'd share my concerns with you since you're such a loving and supportive bunch.
Here's the thing: I've discovered a lump in my left breast. It's been there for a month or two (possibly longer - unfortunately, I don't check my breasts as often as all women should), but it wasn't until today, when I had my fiancé feel it and he thought I should look into it immediately that I realized the gravity of it. Also, I called a hospital that specifically deals with breast exams and talked to them when the lump was first discovered, and they pretty much told me I was too young to have breast cancer and advised me to wait a while. (Mammograms are not given to women until after the age of 50 here in Sweden - insane! I get furious just thinking about it.) Which I have. I've been so busy with coursework that I've kept it out of my mind. Since I'm so young (25), it's probably hormonal or a benign cyst, but I'm still really worried and can't stop thinking about it. My grandmother died of breast cancer, so I know I'm at risk, too. I'm calling the hospital to make an appointment first thing tomorrow. I don't want to be worried like this over the holidays.
Like I said, it's probably nothing, but it's nice to get it off my chest (no pun intended).