mellicious: pink manicure (Xmas bow)
I have been playing GuildWars, so I guess I'm writing about GuildWars too, at least a little bit. It's what's on my mind at the moment. [info]columbina was gone most of the weekend, and was feeling sickly a good bit of last week, so it seemed like we were playing together for the first time in a while. My paragon, Inaya, had moved ahead while Col was away, sort of by accident - I was only intending to explore, really, but there is a series of titles (called Lightbringer) that you get by battling elementals, and there were a lot of elementals in the area where I was exploring, so I moved up from just plain Lightbringer to Adept Lightbringer while I was doing that. And then I wandered into an area that happened to contain the primary quest which moves you along in the story, so I "accidentally" got to the next mission while I was at it. However, it turned out today that that mission (the Grand Court of something-or-other) was the one that Imri (Col's paragon) had been stuck at for some time, and so the two paragons tried it together and got through it without too much trouble. We probably won't keep playing them together regularly, though, because paragons are support characters, really, and two of them in a party of eight is one too many.

What else happened today? Oh, for anybody who's reading this but hasn't been reading my in-between posts, I got a call today about the results of my biopsy, and it was good. "Everything was benign," was what I was told. The other notable thing today was that I traipsed down to the Cingular store at lunch and got a new phone, since my contract is expiring - or maybe has already expired, I forget. I thought about forking out the hundred bucks to get a Razr (they had pink ones, but not the red one which would have been more tempting - hey, it's for charity!) but I really didn't care that much about it beyond the cool factor. I liked my Nokia that I already had, so I finally just got another, newer Nokia. All the accessories I already have will fit, and it was free with a new contract. Since I didn't blow the money on the Razr, I splurged a bit and upgraded my contract to include text messaging/IM/internet, which I was paying extra for when I used before. (And they said text messages were going up to 15 cents each, too, so at least I don't have to worry about that.) Now I just have to figure out how to work the new one. It's a lot like the old one, but not quite. I might actually have to get out the manual to figure out the differences. (Horrors!)

Also I made another cough-drop run through Wal-Mart after work, and was interested to see that they had generic Mucinex. Only other allergy sufferers will understand the significance of that, I think. (
[info]ms_hooligan , for one, is very fond of her Mucinex, I seem to recall.) Actually, I was worried that I couldn't get through the evening without cough drops, but I've only had a couple all night. The cough does seem to have subsided a bit. I could have saved a good bit of money by not going, because Wal-Mart is a more dangerous place when I go there without Rob. I stop and look at things I don't usually look at, like Christmas socks and computer accessories. I managed to spend $50, one way and another.

(Is the red text blinding? I kind of like it.)

Holidailies gold


Dec. 11th, 2006 11:07 am
mellicious: pink manicure (Christmas tree)
My OB/Gyn's nurse just called. Everything's benign.
mellicious: pink manicure (Buffy quote: don't get killed)
(I'm going to label this "adult" on Holidailies because I suppose all this talk about boobs could be considered non-work-safe, and also just to give the sensitive a little bit of warning. Yeah, it's about breasts, but not exactly in a sexy way, I'm afraid.)

I had the biopsy this morning. I was apprehensive because the radiologist told me the day they found the weird spot on the mammogram, "You can only do this type of biopsy if you are able to lie on your stomach for 45 minutes and not move." And I was like, "Well, I guess I can." (And I'm not clear on what they would do if you said no, you couldn't.)

So I was prepared for something a bit bizarre, and it really was. They have a table with a hole in it and you literally lie on your stomach while your boob hangs down through the hole, and they do x-rays to get the right spot, and then they stick a big needle in there and leave it for a good while. So you really have quite a vested interest in staying still. I saw the "needle" after they were done and it was big, not really what I'd call a needle at all. It was, I don't know, maybe 3/16 of an inch - the size of a good-sized drill bit, maybe? But they used lidocaine and it didn't hurt at all, I have to say.

They pulled tissue out through the needle, of course - actually I think they pulled out quite a lot of tissue, at least they kept at it for a long time. There was the radiologist and a couple of residents there, and a nurse. The radiologist let one of the residents do some of the tissue-pulling. It's probably no coincidence that that was the only time I felt any real discomfort during the process, although since I was all numbed up it wasn't exactly pain, just some pressure. I don't know what he was doing differently, but clearly there was something.

So anyway, it's over, and I'm not even really sore, and I was home by 12:30 (oh, I forgot to say that they were about 2 hours late starting; my appointment was at 8:30) and I had the rest of the day off from work and had a nap and talked to Col about how if I was going to get pierced I deserved jewelry to go with it. Only it's right on the side of my right breast against my arm so I don't think it'd be a very comfortable place to have jewelry, anyway.

And I might not know the results until after Christmas, because when I called to reschedule my follow-up appointment, that was the next available time the doctor had. I sort of figure no news is good news - presumably somebody will look at the results before then and I bet if there's something bad there, I will mysteriously get my appointment moved up, or something. (80% chance it's benign, I just have to remember that.)

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