So, talked to the “Awesome Dr. Sean” yesterday and he informed me that my blood work turned up one of my blood levels was 1/10th of 1% abnormal. This is “NO BIG DEAL” and he said that most Oncologists wouldn’t even call about something this small.
He’s not most oncologists. Early on in our relationship I asked him- “What would you recommend for your wife?” (He’s a young Doc with two girls under 6 yrs and a young, healthy wife. It became our litmus test for things “necessary” and “Unnecessary”.
So, he would have informed his wife- just so they could watch it. He said it can be due to a cold (I was sick the week prior to this test), stress, (HELLO- have you READ this blog) and 1000 different factors. He then talked to me for 15 minutes about how this was NOT a “lose sleep” issue. It wasn’t even a “medium deal”. It’s nothing- he just wants me to test again in 4-6 weeks so we can both put it to rest. Just as he would suggest to his wife. (Weird that I’ve never met her and she’s become such an influence.)
Anyway- I hung up… Calmer, yes but assured? Not really. All you have to do is get “That Phone Call” once in your life and that well of anxiety stays with you for eternity, that well also has a hair-trigger dam that can be tripped at any given “abnormality”, no matter how slight.
So… I wait. I resume the danger hikes, I work, I try and write, I try and pay bills and I wallow in the righteous awesomeness that is my family and friends- who all have “answered the call” in their own ways as they always have. I thank and love you beyond words… xxxooo