Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Randomness

It's Random 5 Friday over at Nancy's A Rural Journal.  Well as usual I am a day late and a dollar short. Here are my random 5.


One:  Remember the sights of Spring I posted about 2 weeks ago.  Well they are all covered with that white four letter word again.

Two:  The only signs of Spring now are the flowers I bought for myself.



Three:  It was 3 weeks ago that I came down with this virus, cold, crud, whatever it is.  I still have it but it is much better since I got some antibiotics from my doctor.  It really zapped my energy and I have not felt like doing a darn thing for those 3 weeks.

Four:  I told you I would let you know about the results of my medical tests.  Well they are inconclusive.  I have spots on my lungs that we thought was my thyroid cancer spreading to them.  But the tests didn't show that it was thyroid cancer so now we don't know what it is.  Is it an infection or another type of cancer?  My doctor is sending me to an oncologist at Mayo Clinic.  I have an appointment set up for the middle of April.

Five:  I read Nora Robert's book "The Next Always" while laying on the couch these last weeks.  It is book one in the "Inn Boonsboro Triolgy".  It was nothing too exciting but I am going to read book two, "The Last Boyfriend".  I just picked it up from the library so you know what I'll be doing this weekend.  These old eyes are loving the large print books.

Head on over to A Rural Journal to see what other random things are happening in Blogland.

Thanks for all you thoughts, prayers, and kind comments on my last post.  Thanks to my new followers too.

See you again soon!
Barb  

43 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Barb, I was thinking of you earlier today. I hope it will be of comfort that a friend of mine had spots on her lungs and it turned out to be just scar tissue. I certainly will be praying for you as you go for further testing at the Mayo Clinic. That is a pretty bouquet of flowers. I hope that you will enjoy your new book.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweetie! #4 is very scary! i hope all will be well - hoping, as mildred said - yours will be okay!

Beth said...

Prayers for you Barb as you wait for your appointment at Mayo.

Nora Roberts gets me hooked on her trilogy books too.

Amy Burzese said...

Prayers, Barb! We found out in February that my husband's cancer went to his lungs. He had his second treatment yesterday. I hope your issue is something much less serious.

W. Latane Barton said...

Barb, I am keeping my fingers crossed and my toes, too... and adding a prayer or two that the spots on your lung is absolutely NOTHING!! Hugs.

Karen said...

I often buy myself flowers for a perk up! I hope it all goes well at Mayo, gosh how scary.

Dee Lapin said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your Barb. XO

poppilinnstudios said...

Thinking of you, Barb. Stay positive.
-Lynn

Liz said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I need to buy myself some. Prayers for your upcoming tests! Glad you are getting over the "crud"!
Liz

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh goodness- not the dreaded SNOW! I'd send some warmth to melt it, but some storms may get tangled up in that, so better not. I will send prayers for sure. I hope it is nothing to worry about.

Pamela Gordon said...

Barb, I am sorry to hear that you have to go through more tests and that the others are inconclusive. I'll be praying for you that you will get some answers soon and for complete healing. God's blessings on you, my friend. Hugs. Pam

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I am sending good thoughts and pray that your tests come back favorably. Flowers are a great idea for bringing a little spring to the winter that just won't end. Take care!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I've had the crud, too, Barb. Want it to go away. I'm so sorry about your test results. I am sending up healing prayers for you. xo Laura

Vee said...

Oh this crud that people have been getting. It sure can lay a person low. Glad that you did just that because there's nothing worse than a gal who won't get her rest. Praying for a good report from Mayo Clinic. Until then, read and recover from the bug that got you. That snow will be a thing of distant memory soon. (We are expecting more here overnight. Whatever! We grin; we bear it; what else can we do? )

Mari said...

That crud is everywhere this year. Glad the antibiotics have helped. I have a friend who is dealing with thyroid cancer that spread to the lungs. Praying they discover what the spots are. I have another friend who also had spots and hers turned out to be scar tissue.
Do you remember last year when I won some notecards from you? I've so enjoyed using them. Just today I sent another one with a photo of flowers. Like you, that's the only cheery Spring thing around here.
Praying for you!

Carole M. said...

Hi Barb; your jug of flowers is very Spring like; bringing it indoors to enjoy since it's not happening outside for you now. Hopefully you will start picking up real soon with the a.bios. My thoughts are with you as you have further tests Barb' -- it is a weight on your shoulders right now I understand. Best wishes.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm glad you are beginning to feel better, and will be thinking of you as you go for more tests - the waiting is always the hardest part for me - I like to know and get on with things. Hoping for the best and sending good thoughts.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Send prayers your way for a clean bill of health. Enjoy reading that second book.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Barb, I too, have been thinking about you over the past few weeks and have been checking in to see if you had any news. Of course, I hope all of your tests are negative. Big hugs and I appreciate the time you took to join in at R5F and to update us. xo

Michelle said...

Best wishes for all negative findings on future tests.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Dear Barb, I hope you get over that crud soon and get rested up. And I will be praying that you hear good news from your tests when you go to the Mayo Clinic. Take care of yourself!

Gail Dixon said...

A lot of people we know have that terrible crud. I do hope you get some answers on your next dr. appointment and that it is nothing to worry about. Please keep us posted. I will pray for you.

Tanya Breese said...

i'll be praying for a positive outcome...i read a trilogy by nora roberts that i really liked, black dahlia or something like that!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Barb,
I'm praying you get nothing but good news from all your tests.
Take care of yourself and enjoy some good reading.
Hugs~ Dorothy

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Thinking of you, Barb, and sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Hoping you get some warmer weather to lift your spirits. Your flowers are lovely. Love Nora Roberts, too. A hug xo Karen

Judy said...

Oh Barb, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I am just catching up on blog reading Barb after my nasty virus and I am so sorry to read about your tests. My prayers are with you for your appointment xx

Cranberry Morning said...

Glad you're coming out of that nastiness that laid you low. I'll be praying for you and the doctors at Mayo as they try to determine what's going on with your lungs. Many blessings.

Debbie said...

oohhhhh #4, awwwww sending you hugs and good wishes!!

the flowers are sooo beautiful!!

i am ao happy to see you today!!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, i love Nora Roberts. her books are so much fun to read.

please keep us posted. thinking about ya. have a great week. ( :

ladyfi said...

Hope the spots on your lungs turn out to be nothing serious!

My Maine Blog said...

Morning Barb...it's been awhile that I've been away from blogging again...lots of family matters etc. I was so sorry to hear about what you have been dealing with the past few weeks and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that you are feeling better and I hope that your appointment at the Cancer center proves to be a positive result. Sending you love and hugs and good vibes too that you will be all right.

Prims By The Water said...

Hope you are feeling better. Please keep us posted and will be thinking about you. Janice

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear! I am sending positive thoughts your way!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am certain that Mayo will sort everything out for you! I am saying a prayer for good news! I think you might be getting a storm tomorrow with more white stuff...it is missing me:) :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Barb, you have been on my mind. I have to tell you. My hubby also had a spot on his lung xrays. Waited and watched, they took xrays again and they were gone. Doctor said it was scar tissue from having had bronchitis so many times. He said sometimes it shows up as spots on the lungs. I hope your next visit with the specialist can get to the exact reasons for you. Praying for you and all to be well.
Lovely pitcher of spring blooms.
Hugs and Blessings.

My Little Home and Garden said...

First of all, I hope that all goes well for you at the Mayo Clinic. I understand that it has an excellent reputation. I also hope your bug vanishes soon.

On a cheerier note, the bouquet of flowers in beautiful. I love yellow!

Take care, Barb.

Fondly,
Karen

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well, now we know all about you. Sorry about your health problems. I had a little skin cancer taken off and the divot they took is not healing.

eileeninmd said...

I am sorry you are still not feeling better, I hope you recover soon.. My Nephew and his wife have stayed in the Nora Robert's Bed & Breakfast here in Boonsboro, Md.. They enjoyed their visit. Take care and have a happy wek!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb;
I'm so sorry to hear about your physical condition is not so well!!! One of your friend mentioned here that the hospital you are seeing has good reputation. My healing thoughts for you. Take Good Care of Yourself.

Thank you very much for stopping by; Night Night from Japan.

Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

So sorry you've been ill!! It's a good thing I pop around once in awhile to catch up, huh? Good luck with your tests. We went through this with my mom a while ago. Those spots can fool a lot of Dr.s and they love to run tests. It turned out to be just an infection, much hoopla over nothing. Wishing you the best! Your body's telling you to rest so listen up (that's what I tell my mom :)
p.s. buy yourself some more flowers too! you deserve them.

Liz said...

Just thinking of you today! Prayers and blessings to you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Barb, hoping tests turn out to be "nothing much"; you're tucked in prayer. Good for buying yourself flowers; I'm going to do the same tomorrow. Or else cut the daffs from the garden.