The last few months have been a whirlwind. I thought I was going to be able to post here with excitement about my progress and the completion of a huge project.
I sold my house. I had been thinking about it for a while. It was a beautiful house, but it no longer served me. It was too big, with too much yard work, and I was ready for a change. And with the market at what is probably its peak before the next recession, it seemed like the perfect time.
So I purged and organized and had a handyman friend come over and do some repairs. And then talked to a real estate agent friend, who assured me I really didn’t have to do all the repairs I thought I would. It’s a seller’s market. Homes are going with multiple offers with no inspection above asking price.
I listed in mid-May after busting my butt to pack up 75% of my stuff, to stage the home in the minimalist style. She told me to leave out 20 books, of my hundreds… It should be absolutely naked… I did it. Along the way, I mentally detached from this home where I had spent the last 10.5 years. As I packed, it gradually started to feel like it was no longer home…
The house sold in four days with no inspection with a cash offer well over asking price. And after pushing myself hard the last few weeks to get the rest of it packed and moved, I’m done. A sigh of relief and an opportunity to rest easy and relax for a while.
Except I had an MRI on Monday morning for some odd intermittent symptoms I thought were associated with migraines. I had seen my doctor and we figured it was probably the migraines but better to be safe than sorry. It was supposed to be a no contrast MRI, but the tech injected me with contrast unexpectedly at the end of the procedure. That was the first sign. I didn’t have to wait long for the results.
I have three brain tumors. They are most likely benign, but I don’t know yet. They are probably causing my symptoms because they are pressing on my brain, so I don’t think they can just hang out in there doing their thing…
I was ready to relax. Ready to bask in a summer where I could take a break. Now I’m not sure what the next several months hold. I’m waiting for my doctor appointment to talk about next steps. I’ll just have to gear up for the next fight.
If you are the praying kind, please lift me up in your prayers. I could use all the help I can get.