I’m thankful for…

…all the usual suspects — loving family, great and true friends, a happy home, abundant sunshine, a fridge full of good things to drink.

But today I’m extra thankful for an endocrinologist who emails her newest, worried patient after the close of business the day before Thanksgiving to say, “I know you’re awaiting your biopsy results, and I know you don’t want to have to wait out the holiday weekend.”

That, my friends, is quality health care.

And the result from the needle IN MY NECK is good. Very good. The biopsy is negative.

I’m thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.

16 Comments on “I’m thankful for…”

  1. Joanne B says:


  2. Eddie says:

    Popcorn for everyone and cue Snoopy’s happy dance!!

  3. gozzygirl says:

    I’m so happy for you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

  4. Ah the times when negative is a good thing. Hooray! Have a wonderful turkey day. Big Huggz. 🙂

  5. WOOOOHOOOOO!! Whew. And now you can thoroughly enjoy the day. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Nancy! ~Catherine

  6. mlissabeth says:

    Yes! There is much to be thankful for!

  7. WooooooHooooooo we are all thankful and delighted for you xx

  8. Yes!! Now you can enjoy the weekend 🙂

  9. Jody Hicks says:

    Wow! What a relief!! Thank you, thank you!

  10. SOOOO thrilled for you. what a compassionate and kind doctor your endocrinologist is. when you see her next, tell her thanks for giving US ALL another reason to feel grateful. Y-A-Y-!!!!!!


    karen, TC

  11. mmr says:

    So very glad to hear your good news! My doctor called me in at the end of the day before Thanksgiving two years ago and told me I’d have to have a mastectomy. He said he didn’t want me to worry about the biopsy results over the long weekend. The crazy thing is that I WASN’T worried– I didn’t even see it coming; I didn’t even realize until after I had it that the “surgical biopsy” was really a lumpectomy– it dawned on me when I finally unbandaged and saw that about a third of a boob was gone. So then when he called me in I was thinking “oh, maybe I need a little radiation now”. Surprise!! I have debated for two years whether it was compassionate or not for him to tell me the day before a holiday. It was hard to celebrate with friends the next day and try to be normal. Two years later and I was all excited this week because I thought I was going in for my last major recon procedure. I got there, they stuck me a few times in my hand, got the anesthesia going and Dr. S started her drawing and said “uh oh, things are more extensive than I realized” and surgery would have to be delayed unless I wanted a partial fix, with another surgery as soon as this one healed. So it’s not over yet, and once again my world was rocked. I am SO THANKFUL for all the friends who have cheered me back onto my feet yesterday and today. And now it looks like maybe I’ll be a guinea pig for a new type of implants. Sometimes I feel like I’m just one big bad experiment. OMG, I’m Charlie Brown. Still gonna do the Snoopy dance, though. 😉

  12. Renn says:

    Am remiss in my reading and just now caught up on your scare. SO happy you are OK!!! And thank goodness for the kindness of caring physicians not making you wait longer than necessary for those great results. 😉

  13. leia in la la land says:

    Thank goodness! And Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. christy says:

    Thank the Lord! A great way to start the holiday season!! 🙂

  15. What great news! Another loud woo hoo!!

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