+ Reply to Thread
Like Tree631Likes

Thread: Share your good news

  1. #7321
    FORT Fogey
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Among the flowers
    Posts
    1,403

    Re: Share your good news

    Rattus -- my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find healing and be returned to good health.

  2. #7322
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered prhoshay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Right Here, Right Now
    Posts
    25,099

    Re: Share your good news

    OK, so now I am sitting with my mouth agape. So far, I (personally) haven't had to deal with anything like this, so I am in awe of your attitude. You have my deepest respect and concern. Congratulations on all of your silver linings and your ability to see them. I believe in acknowledging silver linings, for my own mental health. I wish more people were able to get to your mindset. My thoughts are with you.
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

    When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!

  3. #7323
    Me and my shadow Gutmutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Always together.
    Posts
    12,916

    Re: Share your good news

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;4087136;
    I couldn't decide whether to post this here or in the troubles thread, so being the sort of person I am, I've decided to post here.

    I have cancer. Not the best news, certainly, but it appears to be low-grade which is much better news than it could be. Also, the hospital I will be treated at is one of the best cancer hospitals in the world (Princess Margaret Hospital), they will be operating on the double hernia at the same time, all costs are covered by our universal insurance, and my company will pay my salary for 17 weeks while I'm out, at which point it kicks over to long-term disability insurance for the duration.

    Also, our mortgage was paid off last week, I got a raise this week, I received a $1,000 bonus for being a solid employee (which is truly surprising considering what a crap job I've done this year - I really haven't felt well for a while), my boss replaced the Kobo she thought she had lost and gave it to me when she found the missing item, and I won an iPod in, ironically, the Princess Margaret lottery.

    And a big thanks to the hernia. The tumour would never have been discovered if I didn't get the scan to confirm the hernia because I thought I was going through menopause. As my co-worker says, I'm "just lucky enough".
    You are lucky to have found it and be covered to treat it. I hope all goes well and you're back on your feet soon. Keep us posted as things go along.
    Count your blessings!

  4. #7324
    Miz Smarty Britches queenb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    running for the border
    Age
    53
    Posts
    6,776

    Re: Share your good news

    Rattus, I hope your cancer is one that responds to treatment really well. I think your co-worker is right, and good for you on making lemonade with those lemons.
    Other good news on the same line-- Mom has been 3 years now and her cancers have grown by only an inch or so; they don't cause pain and at this rate may never get big enough to do so.
    I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.

  5. #7325
    FoRTer coltnlasma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,079

    Re: Share your good news

    Rattus - I so admire your attitude; your mindset is just as strong a force as modern medicine.
    You'll continue to be in my thoughts... take care.

  6. #7326
    Wild thang Rattus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the trees
    Age
    54
    Posts
    6,911

    Re: Share your good news

    Thanks for everyone's appreciation of my whistling-past-the-graveyard reaction to my problems . Honestly, I am not someone who needs sympathy - I am a how-can-this-be-fixed sort of gal. And since we're doing what we can to fix things, I prefer not to be sorrowful for the duration. It just makes things feel worse than they need to, whereas laughing helps. It makes one feel better and it actually has health benefits, and health benefits are something I am apparently in need of at the moment. And that being said, I hope to hell the Monk boxset I ordered gets here soon.
    All I wanted was a 45, a stinking 45 - the record or the gun. I'd even settle for the damn malt liquor. - Al Bundy.

  7. #7327
    Dreamer VelvetRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    In Wonderland
    Posts
    3,138

    Re: Share your good news

    Blessings, Rattus.

    I am that kind of gal, too.

    "Just" a temporary pesky bump in the road.

    That said, there are big shoulders if you ever need them.

    I do love your sense of humor (which can be a healing tool).
    The Bachelor/Bachelorette series is a soap opera with unskilled actors, bad writing, and beautiful locations...it even edits the real moon!

  8. #7328
    Anarchist AJane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Charming
    Posts
    9,353

    Re: Share your good news

    Rattus, way to take things in stride. Get better soon - that Monk boxset and ipod will come in handy during your recuperation.
    All my life, I have felt destiny tugging at my sleeve.~ Thursday Next
    I don't want to "go with the flow". The flow just washes you down the drain. I want to fight the flow.- Henry Rollins
    All this spiritual talk is great and everything...but at the end of the day, there's nothing like a pair of skinny jeans. - Jillian Michaels

  9. #7329
    Premium Member canuckinchile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    back in "The Big Smoke"
    Posts
    6,962

    Re: Share your good news

    All the best Rattus. Kick it in the butt! Princess Margaret is a great hospital with fantastic doctors. Hey, I won a camera in that lottery! I hope your surgery goes well and that boxed set shows up soon. I know you don't need sympathy, but you're getting a anyways

  10. #7330
    FORT Fogey inthegarden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,220

    Re: Share your good news

    Gee Rattus, Sending hugs, well wishes and laughter your way.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.