Beth and I finally had our first visit with our new doctor today. She's been having some minor things going on, and I had a spot on my side that was worrying me, especially after my little bout with basal cell skin cancer a couple of years ago. Turns out it was a cyst, which the doctor removed on the spot and assured me was simply a cyst, nothing more. I'm glad it's gone, and I'm so relieved it wasn't a return of skin cancer!
When you have any kind of painful procedure done, do you say anything about the pain? As the doctor was working on removing the core of the cyst, the deeper he went the more it stung (he didn't use any kind of anesthetic). I could feel the sweat beads pop up on my forehead, and I felt a trickle of sweat under my shirt, but I didn't say anything. Finally, it hurt really bad, and I grunted just a bit. He asked if that hurt. When I told him it did, he said, "Why didn't you say anything?!" I just laughed, because that is how I deal with pain that is necessary. When I was having our babies, the doctor and nurses always commented on how quiet I was. I figure if the pain will be over soon and it's a necessary thing, why make a big deal out of it? I admit, though, that I was wondering just how long this was going to take! LOL
All is well with Beth too. There was a logical explanation for the problems she was having. He looked and listened thoroughly and pronounced her very healthy. So this mama is happy, and her girl is relieved that she doesn't need a complete physical right now! ;) She does need a TB test for school, though, so we're getting that on Monday.
So I'm praising the Lord today for good news and relief that everything is going well at this point! God is good!