You guys are just wonderful. Thank you so much for your words of support and comfort. Your prayers for me have been answered. The lump on my breast is some kind of fatty tumor. The sore (which is healing now) turned out to be some sort of cyst. It just so happens that when I injured myself it was on the exact spot that I had a cyst. So, that is why it looked so ugly and because of my prednisione and immunosuppressant use, it took such a long time to heal.
I am so happy. It is such a weight off my mind. I wasn't handling this well, I was very afraid. Now, I am so thankful. God answers prayers. What better time than right before the celebration of His birth.
Mom is coming up for Christmas, I am so happy. She will be here on Monday. I'm going to take a trip to the airport with our friend Pat. He is coming with me for moral support. It's not a very long drive but I can't do it alone. Maybe he will drive. That would be even better.
We are going to have a wonderful and quiet Christmas. We will stay home. I'm going to put up a huge gravy (for the non Italians - tomato sauce). I am going to pull out all the stops. I will be be putting sausage, meat balls, pieces of beef and pork and braccoli. This gravy will need to cook for hours but, if I must say so myself, I make a good gravy and the effort is worth it. We'll probably have stuffed shells or manicottis. Maybe even lasagna. Since Mom will be here we will be making three colored cookies. They are made with almond paste. Maybe even a ricotta cheese cake. I am so excited.
Most of my shopping is done. I shopped online this year. Tonight Gary and I will go over to the shopping center. There is a Target there and I just have to pick up a few odds and ends. Then we will go to Home Depot. I'm going to buy a new area rug for the living room. But first we will stop at Applebee's for dinner.
This entry is much better than my last few. I am pretty happy and looking forward to the holiday.
Again, I want to thank you all. Your comments and emails really lifted my spirits.
Thank you so much.