Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Strangely Calm on Scan Day

Today is Scan Day.

I am supposed to get blood drawn at 1:00PM, and then the scan at 2:00PM. So, I'll be going to work for a half day first.

I am strangely calm. Usually, I am a bit worked up for the week before Scan Day, because I spend a lot of timing worrying about worst case scenarios and hoping for a miracle.

But not this week. I haven't been worrying or hoping at all. It's sort of strange. I'm like, "Whatever happens, we'll deal with it."

I wonder if part of my calm isn't because I know that there is some cryablation in my future. Nothing like the promise of really killing a tumor to give you a cheerful outlook.

I also wonder if this good mood isn't because of all the walking I have been doing. I am in my second week of walking every morning before work. (Okay, I missed one day out of the last eleven days.) I've been getting up at 6:00AM so I can get out there before it gets too hot. I've been walking 2.2 miles fast (alone) followed by 0.4 miles slow (with dog). Last weekend, I walked a much longer route, but I haven't measured it in the car yet to see how far it actually was.

When I started walking, it was really hard. I was so out of breath on the hills. But as of today and yesterday, I finally am seeing a huge improvement in both speed and breathing.

They say that regular exercise can have a huge impact on your mood and outlook. So maybe that's why I am cool this week.

If so, I'll just keep walking! Being cool is much better than the Worrying/Hoping Rollercoaster.

What else can I tell you? I am still wearing a hat, but I have a lot of peach fuzz and hope to be hat-free in a month...

I'll get my scan results tomorrow at 1:30PM. So tomorrow night, I'll post again and let you know what happened.


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
Glad you are enjoying your walking. It is definitely a good idea to go early in the morning before the NC weather really kicks in. Keep up the good work :)! Hope all goes well today. Take care,
Mary Beth

T. said...

Hey Kaybee,
Keep walking, that is aweseome! Yippe for a calm scan day. Thinking of you and wishing a good scan that shows some of the beasts have been eradicated! I love that word! Love you even with your peach fuz head! : )

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you my friend, sorry I haven't posted on here in awhile but we have kept up otherwise:~)

Kathy from Kent