OK. I’m a procrastinator. I know this. That lady on TV with the hundred pound tumor, I used to wonder how in the world someone would let something like that get so out of hand. I think I’m beginning to understand.
I have a million excuses, like I don’t have the time with kids’ activities and school, I forgot, its no big deal, it doesn’t bother me….etc. The thing is, I’m going to end up being that lady.
I have a tumor on my neck.
While that seems scary, its not as bad as it sounds. Its called a lipoma and there is very little chance that its anything but fat tissue, just growing in the wrong place. I’ve known its there for a while, but I was assured it wasn’t anything to be concerned about and I could have it removed when I had time. HA! Time. I work better with deadlines. Given any time to have it removed, I let it go.
Lately I quit wearing my hair up because I was afraid it would look ridiculous. Most recently, I’ve started having headaches. I feel like there is more pressure around my neck. I can’t wear turtle necks or my camera strap anymore because it bothers me, like my blood pressure is high or I’m cutting off circulation. I’ve started to think the reason I passed out after I gave blood last week was due to the tumor pressing on my neck.
Maybe its time I start taking this a little more seriously.
This is me last spring…..
This is me now (literally, like 5 minutes ago – pardon the dryer behind me!!)… my hair is down on purpose.
This is me with my hair up. Yeah. A little freakish.
So, I’ve finally made the next step. I have a preliminary appointment with surgery on Monday. Because of my procrastination this will probably be a Day Surgery event rather than a couple of stitches at the clinic. Say a quick prayer for me, I’m a little freaked out by the prospect of actually going through with it. Hopefully it will be an easy removal, not involving muscle or nerves or that C word I’m avoiding. I’ll let you know what I know Monday.