Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Adversity...


Adversity, as described by Merriam-Webster dictionary means a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune.


Good to know, although I truly didn’t need the dictionary to update me of what a complex week it had been or continued to be over the weekend; my team lost  -beat by Jules team, Kentucky. “Hey thanks there old friend, appreciate you!” (…just teasing! NO hard feelings!)

However, what I refrained from also sharing was I also had a lump on my tongue that necessitated being removed to be biopsied. Monday afternoon was my appointment for it to be detached.

CRIPES! …that sucker hurt! Boo Hoo! AND I got three stitches on my tongue- NOT a pleasant way to ease into a new week.

However, it’s finished. D-O-N-E! Today was a positive day!

Progress reports-check! A few errors made last week corrected-check! Tongue healing-check!

And support of friends and loved ones-double and even triple check!

You all amaze me with your kind expressions, support, reminders of which I require to hear from time to time, that life is, well, life. Lessons are to be learned and you reminded me the positives of being human.

So I thank you ALL from the crevice of my heart and please recognize:


“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends”

By John Churton Collins



45 comments:

Muffy's Marks said...

Wow, I'm glad your surgery turned out OK. When I was 16 I had a cyst on my tongue, its a wierd feeling. I hope and pray there is nothing more to it than the surgery and healing process.

Kea said...

OUCH re: your tongue! Fingers crossed it's benign; I presume it's just a matter of course that they send it off for a biopsy.

Julie Harward said...

Oh, you poor thing! I bet it hurts too, making it hard to eat or talk. I have a spot that turned out to be skin cancer right by my nose, have to get it cut out here soon...no fun at all :/

Ginny said...

Gosh, you HAVE been having a heard time!!! Does it hurt to eat now?? Please let us know the biopsy results, when will you know? I will pray that it is benign. My husband is good friends with our dermatologist, and he says that even if a doctor is pretty sure something is benign, anything that comes off has to be sent to pathology, it's kind of a rule. Most things that are sent off get a good report.

Stuff could always be worse said...

I feel for you, your tongue needs to heal. We use that part of our body a lot!
kim

Kim said...

That is not a fun week, for sure. I hope your tongue is healing up quickly and is not to uncomfortable. Healing vibes are headed your way.
Kim

Nancy said...

I can only imagine how uncomfortable that must have been Tracy. Hope it heals soon and everything is negative.

Courtney said...

I hope all goes well with your tongue. How painful! I'll keep you in thoughts and prayers!
Courtney

texwisgirl said...

Ouch! I hope the test come back that it's completely fine and benign. :) Sorry you're having a trying time!

Rae said...

Sounds absolutely horrible. I can't imagine having stitches in my tongue. I have a hard enough time with a teeny tiny stomach blister on my tongue.
Glad to hear your day was much better and that things have improved.

Daisy said...

So sorry to hear about your tongue! I'm glad to hear that things are starting to look up for you though. Hugs to you, Tracy!

Patty Ann said...

So sorry to hear about your difficulties this week. It does not sound like it was fun, but definitely memorable. Hugs to you and hoping that next week is so much better!!

Linda Reeder said...

I just read your last post. I'm catching up, as I got behind and I don't even have good reasons. I would never have attempted to do things like blogging or facebook when I was teaching. I am a perfectionist too, and I know it's a blessed curse!
I love how new education programs are supposed to be more efficient, better, easier???, but are usually just another way to do the same thing, but you must find time to master the new way of doing things. Grrr.
I hope things are smoothing out, and your tongue is not preventing you from enjoying some comfort food.

Lin said...

Owie! That sounds like it hurts to have stitches in your tongue. EEEK! I sure hope you are feeling better and you get a good report on that tongue-thingy.

Sue said...

Ouch!! That sounds painful. I sure hope it's feeling better now and things can start looking up.
Sue

Dawn said...

Eooowwww. Oh I'm sorry it's been a rough week. Hope things continue to look up.
Adversity stinks, but at least when you can come out of it you feel that much stronger..(?) Maybe?
:))

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! What a time you are having! Hope everything is OK with your tongue. Perhaps that means you have to drink chocolate and strawberry milkshakes for a few days.... ;)

Keep well Tracy!
xo Catherine

Corine said...

Yeah! So glad things are getting better! ...love to see you happier, bloggy friend. ;)

PS Are you eating jello while your tongue heals? I love that stuff! LOL :D

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm sitting here thinking about all the things that would hurt to eat with stitches in your tongue. OUCH! Feel better soon!

Brian said...

Ouchie fur sure! But I'm sure glad you're healing up!

Old Kitty said...

Ow. Oh dear!!!!!! I'm sending you tons of healing hugs over the ether. Please take care
x

Arkansas Patti said...

Now that can't be fun. We use our tongues for everything. Like Catherine said, take advantage and enjoy lots of shakes to soothe the sore spot.
Hope you have great results. Let us know.
Makes you wonder how kids voluntarily do that to themselves with tongue piercings.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Thinking of you and praying the biopsy to be negative. Ouch on the surgery, are you talking with a lisp? Keep us informed on what the dr says.

Wanda..... said...

Love the quote about friends. Wishing you a better week and good results from the biopsy. Meanwhile enjoy soothing warm drinks or refreshing cool ones!

Munir said...

Oh Wow, you went through so much! I am hoping and praying for good results of the biopsy. Till then have happy thoughts and yes writing is good. Will check your blog again to make sure you are coming along fine:)

Rural Rambler said...

On your tongue? Owie. Sending prayers for good results :)

Talli Roland said...

Yikes - that's a very yucky week. I'm sorry about your tongue! Hope you feel better soon.

Happy Days said...

Goodness Me! I would think that would hurt like the devil!! Bless your heart! I hope it heal very quickly!! I can't imagine stitches in my tongue. Eeeeek!! You are so brave, and I hope it comes back neg. for anything not the norm. Take care! ...debbie

Angela Felsted said...

Hope things get better soon.

Penny said...

While I'm sure there are probably a few spots more painful to have surgery on - I do believe that the tongue has to be up in the top ten. Ouch.
Hope your felling better and the result come back ok.

Hugs,
Penny

Out on the prairie said...

The surgery sounds horrible, hope you are better.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there..lovely image! Wow, I can imagine the discomfort you must have (I'm sure not over with yet)! Well I'm glad your healing nicely though- Wishing you warm thoughts for continued healing-

Nezzy said...

I can't even imagine stitches on my tongue, how uncomfortable that must be. I'm happy that your surgery turned out OK and am prayin' that your healin' up quickly and completely with a clean bill of health.

God bless and have a wonderful day sweetie!!!

BTW: I did not knot that the pics on my last post were not visible to others. Sorry!!! I've reposted usin' Photobucket so hop over if ya get a chance. :o)

Peggy K said...

Well, dear Tracy, the good news is the mouth heals fast! The better to continue to chatter, my friend!! I gotta tell ya, you're a brave one enduring those stitches. And, really, isn't the tongue a slippery li'l sucker that would fight like crazy not to be stitched?? How the heck do they manage that?!?!?! Never mind...that's deets I don't need!

KathyA said...

I bet that hurt!!! Glad you're okay, though. And how good are you to have gotten through that substantial checklist!!

Pat said...

I hope your biopsy result is negative for anything bad and I hope your week goes much better. When I have bad days, I just think, "It's character-building."

LV said...

My word, that sound awful to have stitches in your tongue. I do hope and pray that heals very soon and your serious problem eliminated. I agree with you 100% on our closing quote. Take care.

Carol Riggs said...

Ouch and ew, the tongue! Hope it heals well. And yep, bloggy buddies are super. :) Happy Wednesday and happy writing.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I love the quote at the end of your blog. That is a great one Tracy.

I hope you are feeling better real soon!

Donnie said...

Blogger ate my last comment I think. Anywhoo...Poor baby. I hope you get a good test result. {{{Hugs}}}

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Hope you heal quickly and have a great rest of the week. "Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it."

Jules said...

Hey, I was out on Tuesday and you mention my team, not fair ;) Adversity, the real test to finding friends, have a little and you will find them.

Get some Popsicle's and you know I'm thinking about you :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Ami said...

I hope everything is okay. And that the people who are taking care of you are doing an excellent job. :)

((hugs))

Pondside said...

What a week you've had. You'll get through and look back (and maybe even laugh about backing into the neighbour's car) but right now you are about as deep in as it gets. Here's hoping for good results from your tests, and sending BIG sympathy for how much it must hurt!
hugs...

Deborah said...

I can't begin to imagine what having stitches in my tongue would be like, but VERY hard to ignore I suspect! You poor love :o(
I do hope it heals super quick and am sending hugs your way x :o)