It’s sunny and 65 degrees here in Charlotte this morning. I’ve got the windows open, the birds are chirping and Sullie and Zoey are having fun going in and out of the doggie door. My fiance is still sleeping because he worked from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Saturday (not by choice but he ended up having to help out in the restaurant for both lunch and dinner after teaching his morning classes) but I’m enjoying the quiet and being cozied up on the couch with coffee and my laptop. I’ve said it about a million times but after teaching every Sunday morning for four years, I am loving Sunday mornings at home. It’s definitely the most relaxing day of the week.
Let’s have a quick coffee chat and catch up.
If we were chatting over coffee I would be doing the happy dance over my little herb garden. It rained all week last week (like every single day and we didn’t see the sun for 5 days) but all that rain did my herbs good! Look at how much they’ve grown in just the two weeks since I planted them! The only one that’s looking like a failure is the cilantro but I’m not surprised. I’ve enjoyed using the fresh herbs while cooking. Now I need to read up on how to best harvest the herbs and keep the plants pruned for maximum herb production. 🙂
If we were chatting over coffee, I would tell you how much fun I’ve had with the 2016 Ultimate Plank Challenge on Instagram. We are 22 days in and have a great, committed group of participants. It’s been awesome to follow all the check ins every day. They’ve been so consistent and committed and I can’t wait to see what their final plank times are on the last day of the challenge!
If we were chatting over coffee, I would probably be tearful as I shared some news on Sullie. Two weeks ago I discovered some new lumps and bumps on her when we were rubbing her belly. I wanted to have her existing lumps checked as well as the new ones so I made an appointment with the vet.
She took samples from four different places on Sullie. The two that she’s had for years (the big lump on her right paw that you can always see and a fatty deposit on her belly) both looked normal under the microscope. The two new spots (one on her chest, one on her upper abdomen) came with not so good news. They are mast cell tumors and she’s having surgery on Wednesday to have them removed. Once they remove the tumors they will send them off to a lab where we will learn the grade and stage of the tumors. From there we will know what the best course of treatment is.
I am trying not to completely lose it until we get more information but I am so worried. Mostly because she has two of them and it automatically puts her into the Stage III category. The good news is that her blood work came back completely normal so she’s a good candidate for anesthesia and surgery.
Please send us your prayers and love this week. We’ll need them.
What would you share over coffee? What’s going on with you right now?
Does anyone have experience with mast cell tumors?