Some weeks just breeze into months, which consequently breeze into years and life sails by with barely a blip on the radar. I'm not saying that each day is blissful and easy, just that there were no major problems that smack you in the face!
This year has been pretty good for me, no major hurdles, pretty easy going! Again, I am not saying it hasn't been tough looking after 4 kids on my own a lot while DH is at work, but just nothing I can't handle! Well in the past 3 weeks there has been a blip! The radar has checked me in and I have been reminded that life can definately throw a curve ball your way.
I had been sick with the flu (as you could tell from my last post) and as a result of that, I ended up coughing so much and hard that I have done damage the the muscles/cartlidge between my ribs. The Dr suggested that I rub Nuerophen gel on the area to help relieve the pain. Last Friday night I was applying the gel and I felt a lump in my breast! I was a touch surprised and commented to DH quite calmly, "I just felt a lump". It was a bit surreal, and at the time I just thought I better get that checked by a doctor.
The next day, my mind began to think of the worst case scenarios you can imagine! I mean I am only 35! I felt a wave of panic arising in me which I knew I needed to control as I had no answers as to what it was, but I seemed powerless to suppress the panic! I rang and made an appointment with the Dr for Monday and in the meantime rang my brother (who is a cardiologist, I know completely different organs, but hey, its all in the chest area!) He put his Dr's voice on and told me it that most younger women that find lumps usually end up benign. For some reason his calmness and reassurance helped and I felt soooo much better.
Thankfully my brother was right. After seeing the Dr and followed up by an ultrasound, both confirmed that I had nothing worse than Fibroadenoma ( a benign growth) or otherwise known as a breast mouse! DH just joked that we should set a trap for it, and I just quipped back, it would be a booby trap!
I am blogging about this to remind any woman who reads my blog to make sure you do regular breast checks!! I confess, I am slack and I only found my lump because of an unrelated issue, I kind of figured it wouldn't happen to me, I'm too fit and healthy! I can guarantee I will be far more vigilant in the future! I feel like I have had a reprieve this time, a wake up call that I have to take seriously. Something like this really reminds you that anything can happen to anyone, including yourself!
In lighter news, my baby Boy turned 5!!!! Oh my goodness, where did the time go! I remember the dragged out labour I had with him, holding him in my arms and all those other wonderful 'baby' moments. He still is so very much a little boy, who loves to snuggle with his Mummy and soon he too will be off to school! Where did that time go? Did someone steal it??? We gave him goldfish for his birthday as he wanted them so badly! I feel like we have a menagerie!
Sadly a member of the managerie was found dead at the bottom of the bird cage this morning and there were a LOT of tears! Lachlans budgie, Picko died for no known reason. He was only a baby budgie that Lachlan had only had for about a month! It was so sad an unexpected! Poor Lachlan cried his eyes out this morning! I kind of hope that Paul has a chance to buy another bird for Lachlan as Camerons bird, Ozzie, is still fighting fit and they got them at the same time.
Changing the subject, I had my first CBX project up on the CBX blog the other week. here it is for those of you who may not have seen it.
Here is a closer look at the dimension of the flowers. They are created by using sizzix dies, inking edges, curling leaves and layering. I love that it is different to just using standard premade flowers.
I also created this LO based around an accent I made ages ago out of the paper insert in Scrapbooking Memories. It sat on my desk for ages and now I finally put it to good use!