She'd only been in surgery for an hour when the nurse called me into a consulting room because the doctor wanted to speak with me. I think I felt lighter than I have in days... I wouldn't let myself believe he wanted to speak with me so early because it was bad news. And it wasn't. When they got up in there the mass turned out to be only a large cyst. Rather than take the time to carefully remove a tumor, the doctor had only to drain the cyst and move on to the other clean-up work that needed to be done.

I can't express how touched I was by all the outpouring of love and support that we recieved from everyone out there in computer-land. There's a big part of me that's convinced that the prayers and candles and white light and positive thoughts coming from all directions changed the mass that looked solid enough and scary enough on the cat-scan to alarm three specialists into nothing scarier than an infection-filled cyst.

This has been one of the worst weekends of my life. But knowing that so many people cared made it just bearable.

Thank you. It's not enough, but it's all I have to offer.

Posted by Trista @ 12:53 PM

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ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod. what truly wonderful news! thanks for keeping us in the loop. take care of yourselves.


Posted by Blogger lagiulia @ 1:25 PM #

FANTASTIC! I was so worried, but I know it was nothing compared to what you two felt. If *my* day just improved radically, I can only imagine what you're feeling. Speedy healing energy to Kristin!

Posted by Blogger Jen @ 1:26 PM #

Oh thank you god thank you god thank you god. I am so relieved.

And you must be floating on air.

I hope Kristen recovers fast... tell Julia no eskimo kisses for a while!

Posted by Blogger art-sweet @ 1:29 PM #

I think the internets just exhaled all at the same time. The absolute best present you could have this year!!

Like A-S said, thank you god thank you god thank you god.

So...now you can make fun of your wife for having black marks under her eyes. A football helmet would not be out of place!


Posted by Blogger Blondie @ 1:49 PM #

You don't know me, I came here through a friend of a friend, but I've been refreshing your blog and hoping so hard that Kristin would be OK. The two of you have friends you haven't even met. May all our blessings help both of you heal from this experience.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ 2:18 PM #

thank you God! I thought I would crash my work server with all the refreashing and checking on bloglines

best holiday gift ever!

Posted by Blogger Sophia @ 2:27 PM #

Thank g-d. That's all I have. I'm so so so relieved for all of you.

Posted by Blogger J @ 2:33 PM #

Thnank goodeness she is okay!

Posted by Blogger e. @ 2:42 PM #

I've been thinking about you all weekend. I'm breathing a deep sigh of relief for you.


Posted by Blogger Blue @ 2:49 PM #

OH THANK HEAVENS! I am so relieved. Truly. I have been thinking of you guys constantly and I am just so glad that everything is OK. Will continue to send all my best love and light your way for a speedy recovery from the surgery.

Posted by Anonymous bri @ 2:54 PM #

what great news! thanks for keeping us all posted, you obviously have a lot of people who care... i hope she feels better quickly!

Posted by Anonymous amy @ 2:58 PM #

I've been on pins & needles all day, worrying. I am so relieved that this was nothing more than a semi-minor annoyance. Best wishes for a swift recovery & a truly wonderful holiday (black eyes & all). xoxo.

Posted by Blogger b. @ 3:21 PM #

Oh that is so good to hear. I hope she will feel better now and be done with sinus crap for a while.

((hugs)) We can all breathe now.

Posted by Anonymous jenny @ 3:28 PM #


SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad that it was "only" a cyst.

You all must be so relieved.

hugs to you, Kristin- hope this is soon just a blip in your rear view.


Posted by Blogger Calliope @ 3:52 PM #

Well thank the goddess for that. I can tell Little Mister and she'll stop getting periodically teary about poor Kristin now - she's been sobbing intermittantly since I told her about the CT and she's not even hormonally mucked up! I'm so glad it was just a stupid cyst, and maybe them going in there and poking around and washing everything out will give her some relief from all her other sinus symptoms too.

Posted by Blogger Mermaidgrrrl @ 4:15 PM #

Oh thank goodness! and thank goddess!!

Posted by Blogger Lo @ 4:30 PM #

Very very very good news. Now we can celebrate the end of 2006 properly.

Posted by Blogger Nik @ 4:31 PM #

Oh thank goodness! I kept looking at your previous post, and looking at the Hawaii countdown right above it, and thinking, Universe, don't you dare screw around with these two right now, they have a vacation to take, dammit!

Posted by Blogger Anne @ 5:13 PM #

Oh goodness what wonderful news. I've been waiting all day to hear this. I am so so happy that your horrible weekend gets to end in a well deserved celebration.
Love to all of you. Healing pain free thoughts to cyst lady.

Posted by Blogger Estelle @ 5:38 PM #

YAY! Congratulations on health, and best wishes for endless supplies of it!

Posted by Anonymous Pronoia @ 5:42 PM #

Big HUGE sigh of relief. Whew. Still sending lots of love.

Posted by Blogger hd @ 6:24 PM #

Oh, what a relief! *Huge hugs from Ohio*

Posted by Blogger hope @ 6:26 PM #

oh, thank god. i kept checking back over the weekend to see if it was suddenly late afternoon monday yet where you were so you would have posted that she was okay, but no, all day saturday, all day sunday, it stubbornly refused to be monday in utah.

i am not sure that's coherent but i am so relieved and so happy that it's eaten my brain.


Posted by Blogger betsyl @ 7:28 PM #

good, good, good, good, GOOD. We love that nasty little cyst for not being something worse.

Posted by Blogger Sacha @ 7:29 PM #

Oh yay! Yay!

Posted by Anonymous Round is Funny @ 7:36 PM #


I am so, so relieved. Nothing like how you must feel, but wow. Thank god. Thank anything and anyone that made a difference.

Posted by Anonymous Liza @ 7:50 PM #

Baruch Ha'Shem! (Thank G-d)

I'm SO SO relieved. I can only imagine how much better you all must feel.

Posted by Blogger Shelli @ 7:55 PM #

Thank goodness!! What good news.

Posted by Blogger susan @ 8:04 PM #

oh trista!!!

i am so thrilled to hear from you...and hear that everything is OK... dont doubt that all the love and light and prayers coming your way could have changed whatever it was into a cyst.

i had someone in my life who was very sick for a long time, and all the tests were pointing to pancreatic cancer. every blessed test. basically they were going in to see how *bad* it was. and depending on that was what they would do... i was devastated and couldnt imagine losing this woman, and i prayed and i had everyone i ever knew send healing thoughts. she woke up, and i called the hospital...... and it was a nasty gall bladder.

they did all the gallbladder tests. and it was *fine*. and my dad and i always believed that there was a miracle of love and light. and whatever nastiness was in her pancreas, was somehow transfered to her GB, which could easily be lived without.

blessings and love to you and kristin and julia.....


Posted by Blogger ladybug @ 8:25 PM #

Oh, thank heavens!!!!!

I have been so worried about this today. So very relieved this is a cyst. So glad all she has to do now is rest and get better.


Give Kristin a hug for me, K and I'll see her on Wednesday.

Posted by Blogger WendyLou @ 8:33 PM #

We are so glad it is over and everything is okay now. PLEASE let us know if you need ANYTHING!!!

Posted by Blogger Merr @ 9:28 PM #

What a relief! I can finally breathe again!!!! I've been praying for you guys every time I stopped long enough to think for a minute. I'm so happy to hear the good news. I called Liz this morning, and she was as relieved as I was, and sends her best good happy wishes as well. yay! yay! yay!

Posted by Blogger Faith @ 8:05 AM #

Oh, I am so relieved. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Posted by Blogger Ditto @ 8:14 AM #

What a relief... happy holidays, Trista! Wishing you, Julia and Kristin all the best!

Posted by Anonymous Molly @ 9:02 AM #

What a huge relief for all of you!

Wishing Kristin a speedy recovery from the not-as-scary-as-feared surgery.

Posted by Blogger Co @ 9:53 AM #


Posted by Blogger zilla @ 5:55 PM #

I am so so happy for you all. I'm sorry you had to go through the scare in the first place. Yeah, yeah, I know things like that make you all stronger and closer, but still . . . it's hard.

Posted by Blogger Clover @ 7:37 PM #

trista, it *is* enough! Enough to know that your family is okay. So relieved to hear it!

Posted by Anonymous Anne @ 8:30 PM #

I am so glad it was just a cyst.

Posted by Blogger Dharma @ 6:25 PM #

oh man. i just now found your blog (via Tiny Cat Pants) and started reading; i read the scare post first and am -really- happy to scroll up to find this as the next post. goddam. yeah, i know how terrifying it is. and what a sweet relief that must be.

and a very happy New Year...

Posted by Blogger belledame222 @ 10:23 PM #
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