Today is Day 4 of being off antidepressants. After the day on Saturday, I chose to just cold turkey the rest of the detox. I have been still doing mostly fluids but have added in some boiled eggs, saltine crackers and bananas to slowly get my intestinal tract ready to accept more food. Last night, Katy made me a baked chicken breast with some spices and a scant amount of spinach and tomatoes. I tolerated it really well….and I swear it was the best chicken breast ever. Why were we at Kate’s in Iowa last night you might ask?
He and I and Frannie drove up to Iowa Monday morning for what we thought was going to be just a turnaround trip. The radiology department had called saying they needed a couple more pictures after my mammogram a few weeks ago. Just a couple more pictures they said and maybe an ultrasound….yes definitely an ultrasound….then the doctor comes in and tells me there seems to be a papilloma aka small wart behind the nipple and we need to do a biopsy in the morning.
So at 9am, I was numbed, ultrasounded again, had 3 specimens removed, a titanium seed introduced to mark the work, another mammogram and released. I laughed a little harder than warranted when the mammo tech told me I could go…she walked me to the hallway…said, do you see the door by those windows…you can exit there….then RUN as fast as you can! I will never forget this woman for realizing I needed a humor charge for what I had been through!
We are finally back home! Results from the biopsy should be available tomorrow. I am virtually painless, no head zings and very little movement feeling in my brain. I’m better today than yesterday and forward progress and thankfulness is what it is about!
Until next time…..