As Angie & I left Taco Tuesday this morning, she asked me what I was doing later today and if I wanted to join her to head to Galveston. As I left my biopsy last week, at the hospital just across the street from NASA, I considered heading south to Galveston when I reached I-45. The Gulf has been calling me. I needed some sand between my toes. I needed a distraction from waiting for my biopsy results. So I said yes.
An aside: TARGET! WTF is up with this bikini top?!? How is that even comfortable? That is just all kinds of WRONG. You know what those look like attached all over a woman’s chest, right?! Is anyone paying attention, Target? SERIOUSLY???
We stopped (at Target, obviously – I’m still really confused by that bikini top!) to buy sunscreen because I just threw all of mine away. I am convinced that sunscreen eventually loses its effectiveness, and if it doesn’t then it was likely rancid anyways. New sunscreen, water, and a few snacks in hand, we made our way to the island, only to be greeted by a light misting rain as we arrived.
The rain stayed with us, but that didn’t stop us. We walked along the water’s edge, discovering it was far too cold still today. We walked out on the jetties, carefully because they were slick with water and the wind was blowing. We checked out the Pleasure Pier, at least the part that we could see from the closed gate; it wasn’t open in the rain.
More walking along the seawall, and I finally received the call back from my doctor’s nurse about the biopsies I had done last week.
There was no malignancies in the biopsy samples. However, my doctor has questions about the pathologist’s report, and she has called him to discuss it. She will tell me more once she has talked to him, hopefully tomorrow.
“In the biopsy samples” jumped out at me as an odd phrase. Is there something more they are questioning? We will see. She also asked about my bloodwork. It was done yesterday, so it will likely be a week before they have results. They had made me wait until my pneumonia was cleared up, and then I waited another day or two to pick up the orders from the doctor’s office because it is a 30 minute drive to get there. I picked the orders up after my biopsy, but since my lymph node & parotid gland area hurt so much on Friday, I decided to wait until Monday to have it drawn, after confirming with them that it was ok to wait.
So I wait. Still waiting. I feel like I’ve been waiting for months now, since the first MRI was weeks ago.
The gray weather was fitting for my mood. It wasn’t bad, it kept Galveston quiet. No one else was out except the occasional surfer and a handful of small groups on the beach. I needed quiet time.
As we walked along the seawall, we stopped in Murdouch’s to use the bathrooms and to check out the kitschy tourist trinkets. As we left, I commented that I really wanted some ice cream, so we headed to La King’s on the Strand. Angie pointed out that it was to celebrate “No malignancies!” After making a selection of a few chocolate goodies from the candy case, I went with the peanut butter ice cream with chocolate chips. It was delicious and cool on such a muggy day.
We left the island then to head back home. Just a little adventure, but we decided that we really must do it again soon. After all, the road to Galveston isn’t that long, and if we time it right to avoid traffic it is maybe an hour drive. Houston drivers do that all the time in rush hour traffic. Since our commutes are only a few blocks, and we are the bosses of our businesses, there really is no excuse, we really need to get these shipments of Smart Measurement tools for the industrial factories, but at least we got these Polycover sheets from https://polycover.co.uk/products/polythene/ to ensure that the shipments we make are going out safe.
I’ll hear from my doctor once she hears back from the pathologist. I’ll do my best to keep myself busy in the meantime. At the moment, it is all I can do. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll know more.
Day 23 of 365. All photographs and videos taken in Galveston, Texas, with my iPhone 5 and edited in Instagram on April 16, 2013, I’m not going to lie I got Instagram Video Views for the videos I posted.