Oh my gosh, the pain and torture of waiting two full weeks!!! I have had a different kind of cancer scare but did not have to wait 2 weeks for the verdict. The pleomorphism is the word that worries me. Typically when cancer is suspected, they get you in promptly to diagnose- I would not be happy with this slow process. But your derm is also telling you not to worry for now. (easier said than done). Then you hope it is caught early if it is a sarcoma and it is localized. The cure rare of that is pretty darn high! So, try not to worry until you have to but I understand this will be a LONG two weeks. Let me know how it goes. big hugs
Oh gosh, and this is happening out of the country as well! That's hard. So family is back home? I know when I have to wait, at first it feels slow and next thing I know two weeks have passed. If it is sarcoma, would you come back to the states to get treated? I think Id want to. But I guess that depends if your husband is able to. How long have you been stationed there? . Ordinarily I d say that sounds like my kind of adventure--- how exciting to get to be in Germany like that. How long have you been there? (we'll chat the two weeks away. :>))) I've been to Munich and little towns surrounding it and Frankfort. Do you have friends on the base with you?
Hello!! Ya, this is a long two weeks. I've been in your shoes but it wasn't quite two weeks I had to wait. Oh, how awesome to be in Germany and get to travel to different spots. I remember a little town we went to that was a walled city called Rottenberg. It was so interesting! And we went down to Austria which I also loved. And paris. LOL The trains make it so easy to travel there. To be there for a good long time like that was quite the adventure. How old is your daughter? What an experience and eye opening for her in life. Hard to be away from your son though, I'm sure. Do you know where you'll go back to when you head back to the states?
Yes, they'll probably go over it all when they sit down with you to talk about the results. Can you take someone with you to take notes if needed? We did that with a friend because it is kind of overwhelming if you do end up getting some kind of diagnosis (fingers crossed you do not)--- and it helps to have someone there for collecting information because you might forget yourself in that moment.
I completely COMPLETELY get it regarding working out for sanity. LOL It definitely lifts my mood. It actually GIVES me more energy. Could you not do anything you don't think?
It's my pleasure to chat, I'm enjoying it too! :>))
I've never been to Portugal! Would LOVE that! Really, the opportunity you've given your kids with this overseas time is immense! Does your daughter now speak German fluently? I know when I was there, most everyone could speak English but it was an opportunity to TRY to speak German with them. They were patient. Smaller towns, I found a few people who didn't speak English or pretended not to but most others did.
It would be a little hard to not know where you are going. I'm a planner. lol. Do you have any preference? Are you hoping to be close to family?
So, your son left to go to the US for college? That would be hard for me. My older son is 14 getting ready to turn 15 and just started high school. I know that our time together is going to fly by and then he is out of the nest. I'm already trying to prepare mentally. Ha. I have another son who is 13 so they are going to leave me (sniff sniff) at around the same time. You have your daughter still.
But as the teen years are hard . . . maybe I'll be packing them up early to go. ha ha.
I like to work out too. My favorite is boot camp in a group setting. I love that class but as a military wife, you probably think it's funny these gym club exercise classes are called boot camp! I used to lift weights frequently but have gotten away from it. I need to get back---- they say that is a great way to boost your metabolism.
Your husband sounds very busy. Is your living situation like a big community of families like you guys? When does your husband get to retire? Some military guys get to retire pretty young.
The health situation sounds extremely frustrating! Oh my gosh. And all you are trying to do is take care of yourself. When you get back to the states, you need a full and thorough physical. Hopefully they have also been wrong about the lipoma/sarcoma. But wow, to diagnose you with something, treat you and then say OOPS!?! I'd be relieved but pretty annoyed too.
I'm sorry for leaving you hanging after you wrote me! Ugh, sorry about scary words in the path report. Blah. But let's just wait for the final verdict. The good news is you are on top of it and it will be taken care of!
Your son is definitely doing just awesome! What a responsible kid! Ya, you must be very proud. And he is so confident to be able to go back to the states. I know he is with grandparents but it's still a brave kid to leave his parents. Sounds like you've developed your son into a mature, proactive and smart you man. My 14 year old son, very smart. He does very well in school but wow, he's a nervous wreck. I'm no sure he could handle being away from me. He needs my reassurance a lot. He's got sensory issues if you are familiar with sensory integration disorder? But he's brilliant smart which is a blessing (ha, wish I were). My 13 year old is more the kid who wings it at school and doesn't worry about it. He has good grades but that it has come easy makes me worried he will eventually crash and burn. We'll see. ha. He's more confident than my 14 year old. Wish I knew how to build that in kids more than I have. Oh well, I try!
Ah, I like your job. Ya, you ARE into fitness. And eating well. Good combo! I struggle with eating as I have a long history of comforting with food. Sigh.
So, 9 more years. Short but long. Is the community good or is it intrusive to live with so many other military families in your life/vicinity?
So, how is it going? Any results as of yet?? Are you celebrating a Thanksgiving dinner in Germany today? :)))
Hi there, wanted to check in and see what is going on!!! Any updates?
Merry Christmas! I wanted to circle back around and wish you happy holidays. Hopefully by now you got the all clear and are healthy and happy. :>)
Wow, thank you for the update and sorry I didn't see it until now!!! What did the pathology say? Hoping not sarcoma but honestly, you sound in decent spirits about this. I'm impressed!!! I'm glad the surgery was good in Germany. You always wonder about health care in other countries and if it will be up to par but this sounds solid.