Friday, June 23, 2017

The Good News Weekly Link Round-Up

It seems to me (and probably to you, too) that I've been dealing with mammograms and biopsies since, well, forever. This needless circus has shown me a thing or two. One, the people at my oncologist's office are the best, and two, the people who deal with customers for my insurance company are most decidedly not the best. When even the supervisors cannot handle simple questions, it makes you question how well the company is going to be dealing with anything else. However, I did title this the Good News round-up, so I'd better cut to the chase, right?

With the help of Jamie at my oncologist's office, I finally got my biopsy scheduled at HonorHealth Breast Health and Research Center here in Phoenix. Everyone I dealt with there was friendly and knowledgeable, especially the doctor and her assistant. The three of us spent most of the time during the biopsy laughing and talking.

Dr. Greer told me that she would call me back with the results the very next day by 4 PM, which-- after a couple of months of people telling me they'd call back and then never doing it-- I hoped was true. It wasn't. Dr. Greer called me at 10:30 AM the next day to give me the all-clear! What a relief!

This has been one of those conscious/subconscious experiences for me, and not the first one I've had. On the surface, I haven't been worried about the results of this biopsy, about the chances that I may have cancer again, but I think the worry was bubbling way down deep. After I got that All Clear Call, I suddenly felt worn out. I think I was worrying and not even realizing it.

Now that that's all over, I'm going to take care of things out in the link corral... and then Denis and I are going to celebrate! Yeeeeeeee Hawwwwwwwwww!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • This bear took an unexpected trip down a waterfall.
  • A woman waved at a bear from her car, and the bear's reaction is priceless.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • One of my all-time favorite character actors (who has one of the best names), Slim Pickens.
  • Lady Pinkertons, the smart and savvy female sleuths who placed themselves in harm's way to protect America.

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. Congratulations! What good news! You and Denis have every reason to celebrate.

    The insurance company, not so much. I had my own fights with an insurance company years ago on needed procedures, but finally won.

    But I keep hearing tales of woe about other people being denied needed services and either having to pay for them or going without critical care.

    Anyway, good news.

    Thanks for the links. I'll read them later in the day.

  2. Oh, that's wonderful news, Cathy!!! So very happy for you!! What a relief that must be. And thanks for sharing it. Thanks, too, for those links. I'm going to go check out those Roman frescoes...

  3. I am glad that the news you received back from the doctor was such good news! I think it would be very stressful with the wait of getting the biopsy done and the frustration of dealing with the insurance side of it. It seemed quite a long time to me between the time they said you needed a biopsy and when it was actually done.(due to the red tape) Well anyway, I am very glad it was good news.

    1. Thanks, Lynn! (It did seem to take forever!)

  4. What great news! Even when we're sure we're ok the waiting is awful. Glad you had a good doctor.

  5. Wonderful news!! So relieved for you. Enjoy celebrating.

    1. We've stopped celebrating, but it certainly was fun!

  6. Great news! Sorry the road to it was so tough.

    1. It is what it is. Or so I try to tell myself. Thanks!

  7. Wahoo and yippee! Good news and blessings! I am so glad to hear that the news was just what you wanted and hoped for. Now, pop into your pool with a book and stay cool!

  8. And we get the pleasure of reading those book reviews!


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