Believe in you

by singlemomseeking on April 20, 2009

Ever since I wrote about finding a big cyst on my ovary, you have been incredibly supportive. Women, thanks for all of the helpful information. And guys, thanks for your manly, good vibes!

Exactly one month after that first ultrasound, another was scheduled for last Friday. Every day for the past month, I’ve been visualizing this cyst disappearing. I really believed it. But as much as I can put on a good stoic front, I was scared.

“I’m a little nervous,” I told Chris.

That’s when he offered to drive me — and my full bladder — to the clinic, where the waiting room was packed.

How romantic! Especially after you’ve just downed the mandatory six full glasses of water half an hour before your appointment. If you’ve ever had to sit with a very full bladder and wait, you know how uncomfortable I was.

Finally, they called my name to sign the insurance paperwork. I waddled to the window.

The guy behind the desk handed me the forms, and said: “You drank all of your water, yes?”

“Oh, yeah,” I moaned.

Then he looked at me again, rather oddly. “If you need to, you can release a little.”

Me: “Release?”

Him, loudly: “Yes, you can release a little in the bathroom down the hall.”

Me: “Do you mean that I can—?”

Him: “Yes, but just not all of it. Release a little so you’re not so uncomfortable.”

I zoomed down that hall, without saying a word to Chris.

When I got back to the waiting room, I had a little spring to my step. Chris put his arm around me: “Did you release, love?”

If you thought that was tender, listen to what he said next: “I’ll come into the room with you, if you want.”

The technician — in her thick Russian accent — ordered me to lie down. That’s when Chris sat down in the chair next to me and held my hand.

The first thing the technician said was: “You did a very good job drinking all that water.”

Tell me about it.

And then she added: “I can see perfectly.”

“What can you see?”

The cyst on the right ovary was gone! Poof! Vanished.


Thank you to Kim Kelly of My Crew Magazine for inspiring the title to this blog post in her first-ever comment on my blog. After this weekend’s drama, she encouraged me to “keep doing what you are doing in a positive light.”

“If you and anyone of us believes in the higher cause, the movement of single parenthood, it is our children first. This type of banter back and forth is not a good example to our children… Believe in you. Period. The rest will come.”

Thank you.

Now, let’s hear how you believe in YOU.

For example, “T” believes in love — and meeting a man who feels the same way.

Canadian Bald Guy believes in being patient.

PT Law Mom believes in hurtling forward– and just going for it!

Kristin from Better Now believes in running until she “can’t do it anymore.”

Depot Dad believes in remaining seated until the ride comes to a complete stop.

I’d love to hear one belief you’re holding onto right now, no matter how small or big.

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Cynthia Gentry April 30, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I found out last week (after a similar fun ultrasound experience) that I had a cyst on one of my ovaries. I had one when I was 17, and I had to have surgery. Now they wait to see if they’ll go away on their own, which they usually do. I wonder whether 3 years of fertility meds had something to do with it…

Anyway, I’m glad you’re OK and well…Lucky Guy is a keeper.

Cynthia Gentry´s last blog post…And I’m in Cosmo…again.


Christopher April 22, 2009 at 5:40 am

Hey- thanks for your comment on my blog. I swear I’ll never spell Berkley…er, Berkeley wrong again.

As far as this post goes, powerful stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Me… I believe in people and I believe in words.

Christopher´s last blog post…For the record


VJ April 21, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Certainly much more welcome news than in recent days, Rachel. We can always celebrate being ‘shot at & missed’. Cheers & Good Luck, ‘VJ’


Mama Dharma April 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I’m thrilled to hear this news, Rachel! What an amazing story on so many levels, the healing, the lovely qualities of LG, your powerful bladder!

What do I believe?

I believe in the love I have for my child, 100% pure grade stuff.

I believe that words have the power to heal, reveal truths, and change the world.

Keep writing, and keep loving…

Mama Dharma´s last blog post…Big boys don’t cry…


steph April 21, 2009 at 4:44 pm

This was such a great post and a good remainder for me. I believe that I will make the best decisions for my girls and I as we move forward. Staying positive that everything will come together.


Katherine SOLOdotmom April 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Wow this is so awesome… and yes I am a firm believer in prayer… there is def power in prayer.

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BlueBella April 21, 2009 at 7:24 am

Great news!!!!! What a relief. And so glad you have such great support.
And as far as believing in things goes, isn’t believing in yourself the most worthwhile?

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