The Lady Lumps…

Are benign! I got the good news on Monday…after sitting in the doctor’s office for an extra 1.5 hours. Yay for doctors running late, and having parking expire! 

My grumpypants for tardiness aside I was super relieved. 

This has been a long process, and I’m so thankful this is how it’s ending. My knife wound is healing, and I go back for another follow up appointment in two weeks. There won’t be any more surgeries so I’m happy about that.

Bottom line, the doctor thinks the enlarged lymph-nodes were caused due to stress. 

Stress? In my life?! No way!

I think I mentioned a few months ago that Manfriend and I took a stress test and we both scored off the chats for stress factors in our lives. 

Our friends and families know how stressful our jobs, lives, and bionic ankles are…so this isn’t a surprise, just more of a confirmation. I think everyone manifests stress in different ways. I personally get enlarged lymph-nodes. 

To only further drive the point home, this week and last week have been insanely busy and stressful at work. Just when I think I’ve caught up, a whole new swarm of chaos comes bearing down on me. 

Meh. It’s the job.

How do I plan to combat such challenges and balance my stress level? Exercise. Even during the most stressful points in my life working out always gave me a sense of balance and relief. Even when I felt like I didn’t have the time for water polo or swim practice, I still left the pool with a clear head and a new focus. 

I’m 2 for 2 going to the gym this week and beating the crap outta the treadmill. I’m sore and my body is angry, but I’m calmer and my head is clear. 

Happy Hump Day.