Saturday, 27 December 2008

It's official - I am 'normal'

Well, I hope you all had a fun time at Christmas! Our holiday was unexpectedly quiet, as Mr Kitsch had a bad case of man-flu, and so we didn't have Christmas with his family in Somerset as planned. Instead, we had a quiet, but enjoyable time, with him under a blanket on the sofa and me taking the opportunity to relax. No, I did look after him as well, but I also did a fair bit of snoozing!

I think the tiredness was a reaction to how I had been feeling before Christmas. I had got myself stupidly depressed on and off. I think a lot of it was because of a health scare I had, which had been hanging over for me for a few weeks. I had a bit of trouble in my 'Downstairs Ladies Department' (as Cissy and Ada would say). The doctors were being extra careful, I think, as earlier this year my sister was diagnosed with endometrial (womb) cancer (all now resolved, we hope). No reason to be alarmed, but it could be hereditary, and I had certain symptoms which could be a bad sign, etc. So I had a series of tests, ending up with a biopsy (not a pleasant experience!). I couldn't believe the number of people who ended up having a look around 'down there'! I had to wait a couple of weeks for the biopsy result, but I finally got a phonecall on December 23rd (bless them for that). It was "normal", as were all my other tests. Hoorah!

Of course some people might dispute that I could ever be 'normal', but I now have proof!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Thank goodness all is okay!! I know how scary that is, at 20 I had high risk cysts in my cervix and had to have surgery. Luckily all is okay, normal, who knows anymore!! Thank you for your supportive words, it makes me feel so good to know that even if in my small corner there are 'those' people, there are always (even if it is across waters) others out there that just 'get it'. Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays!