Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Big old Fraidy Cat!


Oh my dear goodness friends, the MRI is over and done with and it was not bad at all. I can't tell you though how much I appreciate your encouraging comments and how you were actually in my thoughts while I was there. Thank you!

This Wake Radiology was in a beautiful new building complex. The MRI scanner was open end, like many of you suggested, and not much longer than I am tall.  The nurse, or technician, was very nice and patient and helpful. She was soft spoken and kind and smiled, and doesn't that just mean everything! She put a warm blanket over me, a soft cloth over my eyes, and gave me earphones with good music playing...and just enough Valium running through my veins to relax me.

So, the big "Fraidy Cat" survived! 



Yesterday, when we parked at Wake Radiology, I said to Shelby, let me take your picture for my blog. Shelby said, no, lets take a selfie together. So, four times we tried and four times we laughed. In all four pictures my mouth is open and I look like a little old lady in pain. So, forget that! Here is our together picture, taken a couple of years ago at Shelby's daughter's wedding. Shelby has always been photogenic but not me!

My plan for today's post was to thank you dear friends and then do a little "Shelby" post, kind of a "thank you" for all the running around she has done for me lately. Remember the post I did on "Shelby's Kitchen"? 



Shelby is one of the kindest, most generous souls you will ever meet. I've heard her husband Jimmy say, "as long as Shelby is doing something for somebody, she is happy", and that is so true. She volunteers before you ever have time to ask a favor of her.



This is Shelby, taken one day in Raleigh. Lynn, Andee, and I were having lunch there and at the last minute decided to call Shelby to join us...Did she say "no, I'm busy". Absolutely not. She turned the burners off on the stove and drove to Raleigh. It was a fun day!

It was Shelby who told me about the girls at the market who had new baby goats for sale and if I wanted one, she would drive me to Roxboro to meet them and buy a baby goat. That's how little Rosie came into my life.

Guess I had better get away from this computer. This big cheap thrift store computer chair we use here is enough to cause back problems.

Thank you dear friends.

Love,
Henny










30 comments:

  1. I am glad it is over and I hope you get the results soon:)

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  2. Yay! It's over!
    Shelby sounds like a GEM! What a sweet friend!
    Take care, sweet Henny!

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  3. Whew, so happy to hear that your MRI experience was not scary after all. I bet having Shelby along made a big difference, as well as the nice nurse, and the Valium! Let's hope for a good reading, and an easy road to healing. You might be on to something with that office chair, remember to sit carefully. Aren't there just too many things to remember these days?!

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  4. Glad it is over for you...I didn't mind mine at all. But I have always been able to shut my eyes and escape mentally. LOL

    Shelby does look so kind....you are lucky to have her.

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  5. Oh so glad for you to have it over. Now there is one less thing in the world to be afraid of...........that's worth a whole lot.

    Shelby sounds like a real gem. Everyone should have their very own "Shelby" to fall back on when help or support is needed. You're so lucky!

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  6. So glad the MRI went well for you. I've only had one but it was not a bad experience. Waiting now for you to give us the medical decision.

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  7. I'm so glad that the MRI is over for you and that it wasn't a bad experience. Your friend Shelby sounds like a treasure. I have a friend like that too. Have a blessed day.

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  8. Glad everything went well on Monday. You are very blessed to have Shelby in your life. She sounds like a wonderful lady.

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  9. So glad that is over! I hate MRI's or anything else where I have to be still! Your Shelby sounds like my sister. Sweetest, kindest, most generous soul. I sometimes wish I was more like her.

    Grace and Peace

    BTW...you are beautiful and photograph well!

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  10. I didn't know you were having problems, I've been absent lately. That Shelby is a blessing for sure! I don't live far from Raleigh. We actually go to church there. I have a lot of catching up to do! I'll be snooping around... Hope you don't mind ;-)

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  11. Well done!!! Shelby looks a kind lady, I am sure you would do the same for her. So very pleased for you :) God Bless x

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  12. I thought about you and pleased that the MRI is now a thing of the past. Praying for good results. Your sister is the salt of the earth, it is so good to have strong family ties. Take care.

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  13. It's always worse in our minds than in reality right? So did the MRI give you any information on problem and treatment? Hope so. Shelby looks like a great person and she sounds like just the type person everyone should have in their life. Lucky you!

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  14. What a wonderful sister you have. I have a feeling you're much more photogenic than you think! Be brave! I'm glad the MRI was a pleasant surprise and I hope you get some answers quickly.

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  15. I'm so happy to read that the MRI is now behind you, fingers are crossed that the diagnosis is quick to resolve.
    Shelby looks to be a kind friend, and most certainly sounds like one, wouldn't it be a lovely world to all have neighbors like Shelby.
    Take it easy Henny, at least until the doctor tells you otherwise.
    Hugs,
    ~ Jo

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  16. So glad to hear that you made it through your MRI just fine. We knew you would! That Shelby is quite a friend isn't she? Such a good soul, helping many people, it sounds like. God Bless Her. And you too Henny..... Hope they find out what they need to know and that you'll be in the pink soon!

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  17. What relief you must be feeling now that the MRI is over. So nice that there was a friendly cheery nurse. That sure does make a big difference. I'll even avoid any cashiers at the grocery store if I think they look grumpy. Who needs that?
    Your sister is a treasure!!

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  18. Glad it is over for you and you did well ,hope the results are good , it can be overwhelming not knowing what to expect in these tests . What a lovely lady Shelby is good to have kind people like that about that's for sure . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  19. So glad to hear that ordeal is over for you and that it wasn't as bad as you thought. I think it makes all the difference having kind, caring, smiling people there to help you.
    Shelby sounds like a dear and a great friend to have. : )

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  20. Shelby looks like a kind and fun lady. And quite the baker, too. Get well soon, Henny. Deb

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  21. So glad that you had a postive experience with your MRI. Shelby sounds like a wonderful dear friend. Nancy

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  22. I have two great aunts in you both! I wish we lived closer together so we could all spend time together. I love you both so much! You are both beautiful inside and out! I hope that they find a solution to your back pain soon.
    Love ya!

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  23. I'mmglad the MRI went well. I anxiously await the news of the results.

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  24. Shelby looks and is, such a sweetheart! Sounds like you had the perfect nurse for the MRI. How long until you hear from the doctor?

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  25. Sometimes you can tell just by looking at a person that they're really nice. Shelby has that look. I'm fortunate to have a sister, too, who would do anything I need her to do and when we moved back home after my husband retired, we bought a house just a mile and a half from her and her husband. I get to see her almost every day. I glad Shelby was there with you as you faced something fearful to you. I hope you get a good prognosis.

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  26. So glad you got through the MRI ok...it's not the best but it's tolerable! Hoping you get good news, next. Shelby seems like a true, wonderful friend - you are blessed to have her in your life!

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  27. I am so happy to hear that your MRI went well.
    Everyone should be so blessed to have a friend like your Shelby.
    Nice post:)

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  28. Yay it's over! I can feel your relief! Now just keep your thoughts positive and know everything will turn out great! You are on the mend and will be back to taking care of your sweet fury and feathered friends soon! And having such a beautiful lady by your side sure helped! What would we do without sisters? My thoughts are still with you.
    Love and hugs from,
    Darlene

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  29. Glad your MRI is behind you. Shelby is a kind soul, for sure! I love the pic of her kitchen!!!

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