Friday, October 9, 2009
The Quest for Less Stress
To eliminate stress in my life, I would need to (1.) quit my job, (2.) end my friendships, (3.) ignore my husband and family, (4.) stop driving altogether, (5.) cancel my New York Times subscription, (6.) stay in bed all day. Essentially, quit living.
Then, I get a call from my oncologist who tells me that I have elevated "markers" (indicating a possibility of cancer cell growth) from my visit a week ago...and you tell me NOT to be STRESSED?!
I ask you: What NORMAL human being wouldn't be stressed by all that? We all live crazy lives and then ADD CANCER to the mix and, PRESTO!, you have my life.
So, off I went to the oncologist's office yesterday for more lab work (big needle in little veins drawing lots of blood).
And now, the waiting game begins. One week until I find out the results. And you tell me to not be stressed.
Posted by Julie at 9:11 AM