Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Friday, 6 June 2014

Hooray

Finally the results of the biopsy came in.

The skinny one has a cyst.  Which could be treated with antibiotics - or perhaps not.  It can be surgically removed - or perhaps not. 

If that doctor sits on the fence for much longer she will get splinters in her behind.  He/we have opted for doing nothing for the moment.  And if it is ever removed I think it should be cast in gold.  It has been a very, very expensive cyst.

Snarkiness aside, it is wonderful, wonderful news.

I knew I was stressed, I knew I was worried.  I knew that I was only just holding it together.  It wasn't until we got the good news and the tears started to fall that I realised how stressed and worried I had been.  My bones and both of my brain cells have turned to jelly.  Painful jelly - but happy jelly.


And some laughter to celebrate.





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  1. Congrats to the thin one......deep breaths all round.

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    1. Delores: Still breathing deep. And the tears are still falling.

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  2. Joining you and skinny one with happy jelly!
    x

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    1. Rose ~ from Oz: Happy jelly all round.

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  3. You so well convey that level of "keeping it together" that I am feeling empathy-relief myself! Thanks for sharing. The connection we bloggers create: so genuinely close and supportive - tho continents and oceans apart is a real lesson in something or other.

    Warm ALOHA from Honolulu <3
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    1. Cloudia: The warmth and the wonder in the blogosphere is something I am grateful for - every day.

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  4. Good news is definitely worth celebrating!

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    1. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson: And in my weepy, wobbly way I am celebrating. Rather a lot.

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  5. Yay! A relief for both you and The Skinny One (as you might have guessed, I too have a Skinny One)

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    1. Sue in Italia/In the Land of Cancer: I hope your skinny one is doing well. And is not as difficult as mine can be.

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  6. What a relief, for you and for skinny one.

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    1. Bob Bushell: It is - particularly for me, because he tells me he wasn't worried at all.

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    2. Bob Bushell: I suspect you are right. But he concealed it well.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: Only two ha's?

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  8. That is wonderful news! Now, prod that doctor off the fence.

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  9. This is great great news! I am so happy to hear this :)

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    1. Optimistic Existentialist: Isn't it wonderful? Thank you.

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  10. I think it's good that you tkae news like this with a heavy dose of humour. That's one of the reasons why I visit your blog. You don't give up, you carry on. You have such a spirit. Loved the cats! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Without laughter (sometimes inappropriate) I would have gone under a looooong time ago.

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  11. Hooray, indeed. So glad to hear, EC.

    Love the pics :)

    Oh, and I hope that Doctor does get splinters in her arse.

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    1. Wendy: Sharp painful splinters. Which might require antibiotics. Or have to be surgically removed. Or perhaps not...

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  12. This is among the best news we've had all day. I do hope it resolves itself.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: I hope so too. When are you getting your ankle looked at?

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  13. Hooray for your good news! I love your writing....so happy lovely people like you share!

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    1. Vickie Newman: Welcome - and thank you so much.

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  14. I am SO relieved and happy to read this EC, that I have tears in my eyes; such wonderful news for you and the Skinny One. You cry, and wobble like jelly, all you need to, you've definitely been through it.
    Thank you for the kind words on my blog today EC, when you look in the mirror I hope you see all that is warm and wonderful in you.

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    1. Jacquelinand...: Thank you so much. I hope your tears were very short lived. I do love the wonderful people (you included) I have found in the blogosphere.

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  15. So sorry for the pain, but so relieved that it isn't cancer!

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    1. Riot Kitty: So am I. I think it is the first time that his high and skinniness has EVER chosen the non dramatic health scare. Long may it continue.

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  16. Oh EC! I've been holding my breath, and hoping and wishing and... well, you know.
    I breathed out a huge, happy sigh for you and your SP when I read your post!!
    Let the tears and emotions flow. Release the pent up energy. You will rebuild good energy anew.

    Now singalong, "I love happ-i-ness jell-ee, happiness jelly for meee"...

    And, present that doctor with a pair of tweezers next time you see her ;)

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    1. Vicki: Thank you. I knew that you would be happy for us. Still crying, still wobbling, still happy.
      I don't think that doctor has a sense of humour - so perhaps no tweezers. I wonder whether she had it surgically removed?

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  17. Ah sweetheart I'm thrilled for you both, the relief must be tremendous, bask in it, relax a little and I'll join you in the smiles after the tears! Xx

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    1. All Consuming: In a little I am going to raise a Moomin to you. Thank you.

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  18. crying is cathartic so just keep leaking from the eyes until there's no more!

    my 8 year old niece has recently had a cyst on her arm. it was pretty obviously a benign something but my sister was worried and had to visit a couple of doctors and get an ultrasound before it was identified. the doc was to arrange a time for it to be cut out, causing more consternation but then it burst of its own accord. they are waiting to see if it refills when they will probably suffer the whole rigmarole again :)

    so, you see, the ineptitude isnt just surrounding you!

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    1. kylie: I view crying as ridding my body of toxins. Sometimes there are a LOT of them.
      And I am very sorry to hear that the ineptitude is widespread. Hiss and spit.

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  19. Oh EC, it was almost to much to hope for and now it is real ... a cyst was probably always a possiblilty, but with everything that has happened, who would have thought. I couldn't be happier for you and SP. You two deserve so much better than you get ... I wish I could be close enough to share tears with you and give you big hugs. Maybe your luck has turned and your future will be brighter ... Bless you both!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea Priebe: Worrying is, unfortunately, one of my skills. He tells me he always knew it would be nothing. I didn't.
      And with luck, we will have no more medical mayhem.

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  20. Well that's good news, it's all forward from here.
    Merle............

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    1. Merlesworld: All forward from now on sounds blissful.

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  21. Good news all around. Loved the thought of the Dr. with a splinter. very good visual.

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    1. Susan Kane: She makes fence sitting an art. I hope she does get splinters.

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  22. Oh! How wonderful! I felt so relieved reading this post, EC...so I can imagine how you must have felt and be feeling. Oh! Wow! This is so great. Give my best wishes and a big, big smile to The Skinny One!

    Hugs to you both. :)

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    1. Lee: Thank you so much. Message (and smile) passed on.

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  23. That is terrific news and you should celebrate by getting some much-needed rest! Let yourself relax slowly.

    Oh, and for an added stress reliever, I think you should push that doctor off the fence and into the midden. Just sayin'...

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    1. River Fairchild: I have spent the day in the garden. Ripping and tearing. Rest (coma?) tomorrow.
      And I would love to push the doctor into a midden. Or an oubliette.

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  24. Hooray, indeed! Big smile. Big hug.

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    1. jenny_o: Smile and hug gratefully received. And returned.

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  25. Another hooray...was having a think today about bloggy friends and was wondering about you both.....so very glad and I'll help push.....!

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    1. Gillie: I would love to push that doctor into the midden - and when we have done so, we can party on.

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  26. Great news, and the sense of relief can be overwhelming! I had thought about mentioning in my last comment that maybe SP had a cyst in his jaw, because that's what my father-in-law has. He'd had one several years earlier and I think he had it removed, but it grew back. This time he has a drain in it. It was his sole topic of emails/conversation for the longest time (and I mean LONGEST TIME, because it was a pretty gross topic, frankly), but he hasn't mentioned it in a few months so maybe it's better now. Anyway, apparently it's not always clear how to treat them, but it beats a malignancy!

    Enjoy having the good news to celebrate! xoxo

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    1. Laloofah: He said he always knew it was a cyst. (How?). Sadly all of the myriad of professionals were being very cagey and refusing to even speculate what it might be. Sigh. And hiss and spit.
      I hope your father in law's conversation REMAINS cyst free. Particularly if we are talking drainage. Eeeuw.

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  27. So glad you and yours have some good news for a change. Cry and release....the worst is over!

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    1. Bookie: Thank you. Still crying - but less.

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  28. I was ready for today to be my LAST procedure (until something else goes wrong) but I'm in SO MUCH PAIN tonight that I fear calling the surgeon tomorrow. What ELSE is there he can do to me: I fear to ask.

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    1. lotta joy: I am so sorry that the pain is at horrendous levels again. Good luck - I will be thinking of you. And no, best not to ask what else they can do.

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  29. Fantastic news. Hooray indeed!!

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  30. I twice tried to leave a comment earlier today so here goes a third time.
    Aaaaah!!! A huge sigh of relief at your wonderful news. I'd been watching for this post all week. Even though cysts can be painful at times you now have time to consider what should be done about it and the skinny person has been through enough of late so perhaps let it rest. My thoughts with you both at this time of celebration.
    I can understand your anxiety as I remember when Phil had that chest CT a few weeks ago. I said nothing to him but I was really concerned until we got the result. Even though he has to have a follow up CT in 6 months, to me it was good news.
    I love your two pictures especially the cat that seems to have been badly assembled. How do cats get themselves into those strange positions?
    After the tears there must always been laughter so EC you have your priorities right.

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    1. Mimsie: Thank you. There was laughter through the tears. There always is.
      And wouldn't it be good to be as supple as a cat?
      For the moment we are doing nothing. He assures me it isn't painful, and he has been through enough.

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  31. I just KNEW without a doubt that it was not malignant. I was only worried about your worrying. Remove it. But, if it needs an antibiotic, get that, too. I understand the great release when the stress is removed. I giggle lots when it turns out my problem is not so great. If it is someone else I am worry over, I, too, cry.

    Those are great cat pictures.

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    1. Practical Parsimony: I wish I had known it wasn't malignant. And love that you are an inappropriate giggler too. Mind you, I don't think any laughter is inappropriate. Ever.
      The cats are fun aren't they?

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  32. Thank godess! (I meant to write goodness but god(d)ess is still appropriate.) That's very good news. Best wishes to the Skinny One, he won't need to shave his beard off now.

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    1. lynners: Thank whatever. Goodness/goddess. Either are fine. He did have to take a small amount off for the biopsy - but it will be growing back very quickly I imagine.

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  33. It is definitely time for some GOOD news! Cheers!!

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    1. Sienna Smythe: It was past time for good news - and wonderful to get it.

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  34. Good news. A celebration is in order!

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  35. Hooray - and what a relief!

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  36. I think this is WONDERFUL news! I also think you should have the cyst removed, gold plated and framed for posterity. Or not. You choose.
    Love the cartoons.
    Are you celebrating with cake? I'll bring my own shovel...err, spoon.

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    1. River: Cake? Now there's a thought. Chocolate. I will make it tomorrow. Thank you for the reminder. Even when the tears were/are rolling down my face, I was smiling so widely my face hurt.

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  37. The most excellent news Sue. Sorry to read how this has taken such a toll on you.

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    1. Carol in Cairns: Thank you. I will recover - but have been running on empty for tooooo long.

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  38. SUCH good news! Go all wobbly, have a cry and forget the cost - hugs to you both many times over! xo xo xo

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    1. Kath Lockett: Wobbly tears help. As do hugs. Thank you.

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  39. Oh, EC, my heart goes out to you. You have both been through so much and hearing some good news must have been such a relief. Cysts sometimes just go away and sometimes just stay but cause no harm.

    I love your cartoons. So nice that you could share a laugh with us.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe. Good news was a very welcome surprise. And a cyst is manageable - which some of my fears weren't.

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  40. Yipee! Hooray! Huzzah! Woohoo! Halleluiah! But you can still hiss and spit at the doctor for sitting on her behind so long in getting this wonderful answer for you both.

    My dog also believes that her hair looks good on me:-)

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    1. Granny Annie: I am stilling hissing and spitting (a gentle boil). Slow to get answers, and not decisive.
      Everything in this house has a patina of fur on it. If only I could knit, I could knit another cat - or two.

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  41. Hooray! Looks like this may be turning around at last! :-)

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  42. So happy to hear the good news. I guess I'm late to the party but I do hope there's some chocolate cake left.

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    1. rhymeswithplague: There is plenty of chocolate cake left - or none - depending on your perspective. I haven't made it yet. But I will.

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  43. Yikes! I got here and there were 85 comments ahead of me! I won't try to read them all, but I will join the chorus with lots of thanks and shouts of joy for the good news. You really do snarky well, I am quite appreciative of it. I'm smiling big now. :-)

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    1. DJan: Snarkiness comes very naturally to me. Some would say/have said/will say, too naturally.

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  44. That is wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hooray indeed! I was already having a happy morning, but this news is the icing on the cake. {{{HUGS}}}

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    1. Lynn: Isn't it just. And yes, it is perhaps a sign of my sick puppydom to be so happy about a cyst but I think understandable.

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  45. Yes, a cyst is good news. Remind me of that if ever I get one. By now I hope you have made and eaten your fill of chocolate cake!

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    1. Webster: See previous comment. I am a sick puppy who is made happy by a cyst. And I hope you never get one. You have enough on your plate already.

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  46. Dear EC. this is wonderful news, taking away the breath news. I'm so glad--and relieved--for both of you. And I'm glad to learn that you let yourself finally relax into tears. Now about those two brain cells!!!!!! So, you have one more than I do! You braggart you!!!! Peace.

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    1. Dee: I didn't say that both brain cells worked though. So retract that braggart - please.

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    2. Dear EC, okay I'll retract. Now we're both in the same boat! Peace and take care of yourself.

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  47. Whewww. I know that feeling.

    I hope the doc tries the non-surgical treatment first. And I hope it works.

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    1. Guyana-Gyal: At the moment nothing is the order of the day. We are letting it be in the hopes it will let him be.

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  48. Oh, wonderful!!
    Thank goodness!
    Relax in your laughter. Celebrate! Do something wonderful and eat something delicious.

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    1. Raquel Somatra: Thank you. Some plans are percolating to the surface. Slowly.

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  49. One thing you can forget. One thing less for night worry. Yahoo, what great news. Congrats to both. That is AWESOME! A load off my mind too.

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    1. Strayer: The proverbial weight taken off my shoulders. And thank you.

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  50. If you have a Facebook page and would ever like to chat, I'm Karen Goggins Miller.

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    1. Mildred Ratched: Thank you. I don't play Facebook - but have sent you an email.

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  51. G'day Sue,

    Before I switch off my computer at this unearthly hour of four in the morning, I had to leave a comment. Strewth.

    Awesome, encouraging news. Time for you to both relax as you think about a splinter up the doctor's butt :)

    I notice two of Penny's adoring cat fans.

    Now then, smile and with that goodnight from England.

    Gary :)

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    1. klahanie: Dear Gary, thank you for dropping in AND leaving a comment. Now get some sleep.

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  52. Awesome news EC, don't you just love doctors who fence sit (rhetorical question obviously lol). Really happy that it was nothing nasty. Now take some time to just sit and read and enjoy life to the fullest xxxx

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    1. Kakka: That particular doctor is retiring - and has certainly moved into retirement mode. She has requested that he have a blood test - a fortnight AFTER she retires. Not her problem.
      And yes, time for books, for the garden, for sleep...

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  53. Stress is quite possibly the best thing there is to lose. Amazing how much of it we can accumulate without even realizing it. If you do decide to cast the cyst in gold and ever want to part with it... ;-)

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    1. Jeff Hargett: It is amazing how fast it builds up too. And how much it weighs. If the cyst was cast in gold, it wouldn't be mine to give away. Perhaps he could wear it as an earring? Or on a cord around his neck?

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  54. Great news!

    I love the brain thing... :)

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    1. Sherri: It was - and I wish my brain would leave the Bermuda Triangle.

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  55. Checked in to find the latest news -- and was DELIGHTED that you had GOOD news this time! Xoxo

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    1. daisyfae: How nice to see you. I hope all is going well in your busy world. And yes, it was WONDERFUL news. Which I didn't expect. And am very grateful for.

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  56. so so so so very glad to read this!!!! hugs to you both!!!

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    1. Letting the Words Escape: Thank you. It is so nice to get positive medical tidings.

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  57. oh i'm such a bad bad blog reader. i'm so sorry to hear of the stressful times but i'm glad i've popped by just in time to read the fine news. good thoughts and hugs your way.

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    1. Pia K: Busy is NOT the same as bad. Never. And thank you for your good thoughts and hugs.

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  58. It IS good news that it is nothing malignant... but I agree, that cyst needs to be encased in gold, jeez!! How is the skinny man feeling otherwise? I am glad you are feeling a tremendous amount of relief.

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    1. Furry Bottoms: It is most excellent that it was nothing malignant. He is improving (mostly) on other fronts too. Which is also making me feel relieved.

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  59. So glad to hear that. It is always amazing for me to see tlhe aftermath of a stressful time. My body never fails to let me know just how stressed I have really been. Dragon hugs!

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    1. Al Diaz: Our bodies aren't polite or subtle in the way they tell us about stress are they? Perhaps because we (I anyway) don't listen to them very well.

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  60. My third try at a comment... I'm sooo happy for you and the SP, EC, and I'm just off to have a celebratory NZ Sauvignon blanc on your behalf. What wonderful news and about time there was some good news for you two. Happy hugs...

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    1. Carol: Thank you. And I am sorry that blogger has been making you work so hard. It is wonderful news. And I am still smiling about it.

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