Friday, March 30, 2007

Out of hibernation

Well, I figured I'd better post and let everyone know I'm still alive and well. A lot and not much has gone on since I last posted. (Is that an oxymoron or what??) Medically I have been through a lot but all with good results. Had my 5 yr MRI ck-up for my tumor and that showed all clear, but they saw something else on my pharynx that they wanted me to have checked out by a specialist. I went and had that done and after my appt with him, he was not concerned with that but found a lump on my thyroid. So I had to go have an ultrasound done for that, a biopsy and bloodwork. Ultrasound and biopsy results show negative for any cancer, but I do have an underactive thyroid, so I am now on medication for that. No big deal. Had my mamagram, that came back good. So all in all I'll live for another year or so, God willing.
Still have a personal issue going on here at home. Not quite sure how that is going to turn out. That is what has kept me away. Not that the computer has anything to do with it, but my mind has just been preoccupied. Also had some computer problems that I think I finally have taken care of. I have reformatted my hard drive twice in the last couple months. I am now using Firefox browser and it is proving to be MUCH better than Internet Explorer. I also am using my IP's security program. So hopefully those two things will keep my computer running smoothly.
The end of the winter season is not my favorite time of year. By the time Feb rolls around, if there is no good snow, then I am ready for Spring. Cold, wet, windy. Time for me to go into hibernation. The sun is finally starting to shine and temps are getting above 60. Actually it got into the 80's for a day or two, but rains came and that didn't last. But nice weather is right around the corner and guess what that means?? GOLF!! Yea! I can't wait.
I am looking into going back to school. I took a placement test and have an appt with a counselor next week. I am looking at getting a degree and certification as an ultrasound technician. Not sure if I have the qualifications and exactly all it is going to take, but I'm taking the first steps.

Well, that's a quick update on me. Hope everyone is doing well. I will slowing make it around to check in with each of you. I'm sure it will be a while before many of you make it around here, but I hope to hear from y'all soon. Take care!!!


Susie said...

Hi Peach,
Great to see you post again. It is springtime and time to come out of hibernation!!
Glad all the health checks have turned up good so far.
Will keep you in my prayers!!

Tasha said...

I am glad everything has been okay. I had been wondering where you have been! Good to see a new post! Here it's wet and windy and stormy. We have had severe weather here in Texas the past couple of days. I shouldn't even be on the computer right now!

Barb said...

Wonderful to see you back! Glad you are healthy. I'm supposed to go in for my annual and mammogram next week but I might have to reschedule....wish I could just get it over with!

It is raining here right now. We must have similar weather to yours, because we had the 80 degree early this week but then it turned cooler and rainy. I know we need the moisture, but....

take care

Renee said...

Welcome Back Peach -

So glad you made it back to blogland. That's great news about your health issues. Hope everything continues to be good.
My boy is starting to golf! At the age of 2, can you believe it? He loves hitting the ball off the tee.
A future Tiger maybe?
Keep posting.

Dorothy said...

Hey Pat!!!! I just so happened to wander over here tonight and you're back! Take it slow and easy, hon, but I'm so excited to see you blogging again...gotta have my Pat fix! I love it that you're going back to school...if it's something you think you'd truly love to do, there's nothing in the world that can stop you...good luck, hon, and keep popping back in!

Suzy said...

So, so glad to see you posting again! =) I'm so happy to hear that your health problems have turned out to be okay, too. What a blessing!

Things on my end have been a bit unsettling...but that's how it goes. Gotta have faith! =)

I'm wanting to change to Firefox myself and reformat things on this end with my computer...I have no idea how to do that, though. lol Go figure!

Keep posting when you can...miss you! (I added you on my side bar since you'll be back around, right? hehe!)


Rachel said...

I'm glad you finally decided to come out of that hibernation!! It's been lovely here and the redbuds and the dogwoods are blooming and the tulips are swaying in the breeze!!

Glad all the reports came back good for you, with all those tests.

Going back to school sounds great! I hope it works out for you!

MissKris said...

I'm so glad to decided to come back! I almost fell over when I saw your recent comment on my blog, haha! Gave the ol' ticker a shock or two! I'm glad to hear the health issues you've had seem to be under control. I'm going in today to find out whether I need to have surgery or not. Blah. I'm taking care of my little grandson full time you know he's a year old already?! Good grief! He'll be here any time now so I need to zip off into the shower, but I did want to come by and welcome you back! Now, STICK AROUND!! LOL! ;-)