Update: I’m home and everything went fine. The screening was completely normal – YAY. And the whole thing wasn’t bad at all, even the IV, which was the scariest part for me. I think i helped that they let me keep knitting right up until I went into the examination room. Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement, it means the world to me!
I know what you’re here for. You want to know the winner of the Blogversary contest. But you’re going to have to hold on a minute while I tell you about what I have to look forward to today.
A colonoscopy. Blech.
You see, my mother died of colon cancer at the age of 66 so I need to start my screenings now. There’s nothing wrong with me, I have no symptoms to be concerned about. And yet this is scary for me. The prep yesterday was scary. It was a day of clear liquids and 32 pills to, errr, clean out my system. Did you know we only have one bathroom? Good times. The stuff that will happen today is scary: the IV, the procedure in general sounds scary, and the thought that they will actually find something of concern is very very scary. So, scary is the word of the day. Any good thoughts, vibes and prayers you’d like to send my way will ease the scariness for me and I’d sure appreciate it.
So, the contest. I loved reading all your comments and thoughts about the blog. The poems and haiku were wonderful – funny and sweet and very, very thoughtful. And I had no idea that y’all love the Eye Candy Friday posts so much. I’m feeling much more pressured to get good photos now.
The winner was chosen in an extremely scientific manner. All names were put in a basket and those who wrote poems and haiku were entered twice, as promised. I pulled the winning name this morning and it was:
I’ll be back tomorrow – hopefully with good news. And probably some knitting from while under the influence.