Things I would rather be thinking about right now:
* A giant bouquet of Stargazer Lilies
* Why Mickey Mouse never farts in front of Pluto
* The perfect recipe for fettucine alfredo
* Anything involving R.E.M.
* Buying light bulbs
* One more thing to add to this list so it can total 55 words
* Bacon pizza
I've got a lot on my mind.
The short version of the story is that I found out I have a bone tumor.
Slightly longer version follows:
Saw the specialist Tuesday morning.
He says I have a kind of tumor called an "enchondroma".
It's usually not cancerous, though it sometimes can be.
When it turns cancerous it's called a "chondrosarcoma".
So far they believe this one is NOT cancerous, thank goodness.
I also have severe cartilage damage (which the other specialist
already said) and arthritis in multiple spots (feet as well as knee).
The cartilage will keep wearing away (cartilage doesn't grow back) and
the arthritis will get worse as the years go by.
I can slow the damage by taking Glucosamine Chondroitin for the
cartilage and prescription strength Motrin (800mg) for the arthritis.
After enough time has passed, it'll get too bad for Motrin to work. The doctor says he will be willing to prescribe Vicodin at that point.
Good news combined with not-so-good news.
But mostly good news, I think, since they don't think it's cancer.
NO surgery has been planned at all.
In the meantime, we're in that vague gray land of "Wait And See".
P.S. August 13th was my seven-year blogiversary!
Wow. I can't believe I've been inhabiting the Jannaverse for seven whole years.