“Negative” “Normal” “Unremarkable”
At first glance, these words sound like words Debbie Downer would utter, don’t they? Nothing could be further from the truth!
We all realize that we’re mortal and we won’t last forever, but it’s not a part of our everyday lives. At least, it isn’t until you get older and your body tells you you’re not as young as you used to be. Even if you try to take care of yourself, get the lard off, move more, etc., your body ages and things start acting funny or going on strike.
When we got up this morning, we had a message on the answering machine. The message was from the doctor, himself, wanting us to call him back. We did immediately, but he was in with a patient and we had to leave a message.
He called again about 30 minutes later. My husband talked to the doctor, but I was listening, too. My heart was in my throat as I listened to him speak. Finally, he said the magic word, “Negative.” I almost cried with relief. We will see him again, as scheduled in one month, or before, if things get worse again. I’m still feeling myself relax a bit more as I absorb the good news.
Test results can change your life in an instant. I never used to even think about my few tests. My husband and I have had more and more tests for things as we’ve gotten older, and I unconsciously hold my breath until I hear the results.
Today is a wonderful day. “Negative” is such a lovely word! I’ve learned that I truly appreciate the words, “Normal” and “Unremarkable,” as well.
I hope that YOU hear these one of these three words each time you have a test!