Great news. My pathology reports came in, and the weird mass that was cut out of my abdomen, is benign!
The surgeon’s assistant left me a message with it’s name. Subcutaneous Hypertrophic scar with foci of Keloidal collagen….
I have no idea what that means, but as a good friend said, ‘benign’ is really the only word that matters.
If I drank alcohol, I’d probably buy some champagne. Since I’m in Hawai’i, it isn’t necessary.
I was convinced I was dying, for awhile there. I decided that I must visit the big island once more, before my untimely death.
I’m staying with an older man, and his 12 year old son, in a very artistically done, and well situated home. We all share the one bathroom. And the shower is outside.
I know it’s ridiculous for me to be visiting again, in such a short time. I am aware that I cannot continue in this way. At least my flight was free(sort of), because I used my mileage points.
I can hear the inch long Coqii frogs chirping away. I love it here. I am spoiled beyond belief. I realize this.
Early this afternoon, I went snorkeling, and viewed numerous brightly colored fish that varied dramatically in shape and size. I would consider renting an underwater camera, but I’m not that great of a swimmer. I need to concentrate on my splashing around without too many distractions.
After I exited the water, I overheard a middle-aged man discussing the 5-6 foot reef shark he’d just seen…. Though I am fascinated by sharks, if I were to ever see one while in the ocean, I’d prefer to see a a smaller one.
My friend who moved here over a year ago, is somewhat terrified by the possibility of meeting a shark while swimming. She told me, that they can be territorial. Sometimes, they will slam into you with their noses, just to make a point! She heard that when this happens, you are supposed to look them straight in the eye, and refuse to budge….