It is not that I have not had anything to post about. On the contrary, last week there was a bit too much happening and I needed some time to gather my thoughts and sort out my emotions.
You see, on Tuesday I went in for my annual OB appointment. So fun, right? My appointment was routinely boring... right up until the nurse told me that she found a small lump in my breast. "I am pretty sure it is just a cyst," she said. "But I think you should go get a mammogram to have it checked out."
A lump?! Probably just a cyst... but what if it isn't? What if...? Of course my mind immediately ran through the worst case scenario, which is breast cancer. Needless to say, I was a bit freaked out.
My mammogram is scheduled for tomorrow morning. I am only 35, so I have never had a mammogram before. I am not exactly excited about it, but I have finally gotten past feeling scared and now am a little more hopeful. I hope the nurse was right. I hope it is just a cyst, and nothing more. I guess I will find out soon.
Several of my friends have been very supportive and kind enough to spend time with me while I have been sorting through this. I went to the park with a dear friend the next day to relax and hang out. Our kids were having a great time at the park and I did what I always do... I took pictures.
Jonah was being such a great big brother, helping his little sister go down the slide! She loved every minute of it. I was loving it too, right up until my camera shutter went click..shrrr. Then the screen on the back went black with a lovely Err99 message, basically telling me that my camera would not take any more pictures.
When I got home and downloaded the pictures on the card, this is what the last picture of the set looked like:
Uh-oh! That's not good. See that black thingy in front of the picture? That is part of my shutter.
So I ended up taking my camera to a repair shop. Sure enough. The shutter mechanism somehow completely broke... while I was using the camera! Luckily it can be repaired, to the tune of $170. But that is cheaper than getting a new camera, so I left my camera at the shop.
You can see why last week was a bit of a toughie, right?
I have felt like I have been missing my right arm for the last few days! It was a good thing the repair shop was quick and I got my camera back the other day. Now I need to get shooting again! Taking pictures makes me happy, so it really is like therapy for me.
Thanks for listening to my tales of woe! I will keep you posted on the mammogram and whatnot.