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June 20, 2008

My poor husband almost had a coronary when I called him and could only croak out normal before bursting into sobbing tears.

“WHAT? What does normal mean?” he shouted over me. Because clearly normal could not be good if I were crying.

But it is. I am normal. Or at least my innards are normal.

And I feel thankful. And lucky. And blessed beyond measure.

Posted by Chris @ 10:26 am  

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  1. Nicole says:

    Great news! Went through something similar late last year and the not knowing really sucks! So pleased that you are ‘normal’ and hope that news eases your mind. Now do what I did when I got the all clear - go and get a very large glass of wine and exhale!!

  2. sandy says:

    GOD BLESS YOU!! Thanks for the good news.

  3. Deputy's Wife says:

    Chris, that is awesome. I have been thinking of you a lot the past couple of days, hoping everything would come back good. Take care and enjoy the day!

  4. PollyS says:

    Oh poor man. Crying woman on phone = bad. He probably didn’t know what to think.
    I’m so pleased for you that you’re ok. Now, enjoy yourself. You deserve it.

  5. Ani says:

    Congrats. And I’m happy you didn’t have to fret all weekend before finding out.

  6. Kristie O says:

    Wooooooohooooooo for normal!!!!!! And thank goodness you didn’t have to wait til Monday to find out just how normal your insides are. =) Have a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful weekend.

  7. annie says:

    That is so great!! What a happy day.

  8. Stephanie says:


  9. Mar says:

    Woo Hoo! A long timer lurker coming out to say So So happy for you.

  10. Wicked Stepmom says:


  11. Beth says:

    Yay for normal guts! <– that’s a sentence I never thought I’d get to type on someone’s blog…lol.

  12. jennielynn says:

    YAY! Doing a little joy boogie over in CA!

  13. Hazel says:

    YEA!!!! I am so glad all our prayers worked. I wish I could be normal…

  14. Kimberly Coleman says:

    Congrats! So glad that you’re “normal” :-)

  15. Angella says:

    Normal is good! Happy for you :)

  16. Velma says:

    I’m so glad for you!

  17. gorillabuns says:

    I’m so glad for you and your innards!

  18. zeghsy says:

    congratulations on being normal!

  19. maria says:

    hip hip horray and now you can enjoy your weekend -

  20. Sue says:

    Chris, thank you for posting this. I have been thinking about you and I am so happy to read this news! I prayed that your results would be normal and that you would not have to wait the weekend to get them. (Thank you, God, for this answer to lots of prayers!)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. Julie says:

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news.

  22. Linds says:

    Wonderful wonderful news!!!! Now go and enjoy your weekend with your babes!

  23. Mandee says:

    [and the innernets exhales in relief]

  24. Katherine says:

    I am SO glad and grateful for this good news. Blessed, indeed.

  25. whoorl says:


    So happy for you.

  26. Lorraine says:

    Awesome. So glad to her it.

  27. hotcoffeenow says:


  28. Marci says:

    I am so glad that you didn’t have to wait through the weekend. That would have been awful. Congrats on having normal test results. What a relief. I have been thinking about you a lot these past few weeks. Go hug those kids and enjoy a relaxing weekend. At least try to, anyway!!

  29. Heather says:

    YAY!! Congratulations. I’m so happy for you! Big hugs.

  30. dana says:

    You’re not just normal, you’re exceptional. :-)

    So glad you got good news!

  31. Mere says:

    incredible and joyous news. Go out and enjoy today like no other. You’re normal!

  32. Not June Cleaver says:

    Great news! What a relief.

  33. Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck says:

    Excellent news! I’m so glad.

    Your poor husband. Maybe a cold drink would help. :)

  34. Corina says:

    I am so happy that you got good news! Funny how men think so differently though, huh…..

  35. crockpot lady says:

    oh I’m so happy. and I’m crying too. but my kids know that’s normal for mommy.


  36. Rachel says:

    What a relief Chris, good to hear!

  37. Sue @ My Party of 6 says:

    Thank God! Normal never sounded so good.

  38. Kelli says:

    I’m so happy to hear this! What a relief for you and your entire family (and all of us!) I’ve been thinking about you so much over the past two days. Have a great day, Chris. :)

  39. Rachel says:

    Chris, I’m really glad your tests came back normal. My husband had a health scare a few years back, and I remember the overwhelming relief when the last tests came back okay. I don’t comment much, but I always read your blog. Anyway, just wanted to say I’m glad you’re ok.

  40. DR says:

    Glad you found out so quickly and that the tests were normal.

  41. Mama Bear says:

    Wow! I’ve been checking in frequently, hoping to see this post! All the people praying for you and sending good vibes did their job! I am so happy to see this post. Good job innards!

  42. Mary O says:

    Thank goodness. That is great news!

  43. Jaime says:

    Yay for normal innards. Many hugs for you and your family. I think after this you deserve a vacation or at least a nice dinner before you sit down to work on those multiplication tables.

  44. Amy says:

    That’s awesome news!!! So relieved for you and your family.

  45. Debbie says:


  46. Michelle says:

    CONGRATS!! Go celebrate!

  47. Patti says:

    Oh this is wonderful news. I am so happy with you and for you and your family.

  48. Bryanne says:

    I’m very, very, deeply relieved and happy to read your news.

  49. Becky says:

    Oh, wow! That is such great news, congratulations.
    :D Becky

  50. Cara says:

    So glad to hear that. Take a deep breath and exhale!

  51. Jamie AZ says:

    Ah, it’s great to be normal! Glad the results came back fast and positive. Except now I wonder, what the heck is causing you all the eating trouble if it’s not allergies or anything GI?! I guess it doesn’t matter as much as being normal does. Have a fantastic weekend!

  52. Xica says:

    Great news. I’ve been a ’silent’ reader of your blog for a while, and I’m very happy for you.

  53. The Mom says:

    Thank god! Have a fabulous weekend with your great news!

  54. Kim says:

    Chris, I haven’t commented, but I’ve been thinking about you a lot the past few days. I’m so glad about your good news! Congratulations!

  55. Rachel says:

    Yeah! So happy for you! Have a great weekend! (Even if it does involve ENDLESS amounts of baseball!)

  56. sherry says:

    Crying over normal is definitely good. I’m enough of a sap that I’m teary-eyed myself. I’m so happy to read the good news.

  57. Erin says:

    Awesome! Congratulations! Normal is the BEST thing to hear and I’m thrilled that you got to hear it.

    Also, re: the white poop, I know from personal experience that the white poop is pretty cool, but it also is … well, significantly heavier than “normal” poo and so is like dropping little white poop bombs in the toilet. Funny, if poop makes you laugh. I hope that wasn’t too much information for my first comment in a while. :)

    Congratulations again on the Normal verdict.

  58. Norma says:

    Congratulations on the great news! Thank you God.

  59. Christina says:

    Oh that just made my day, I’m so happy for you! What a relief it must be to put an end to the worries before the weekend.

  60. Trudie says:

    I am so happy for you! It’s so good to know you’re OK.
    The sun just broke through the grey skies around here, after a day of intermittent rain. I’m just saying…

  61. salsaqueen says:

    Happy tears. Much better than sad tears any day of the week. Lifting my glass in toast to your being normal.

  62. halloweenlover says:

    Thank God. I’m so happy. Eat some cookies!

  63. Fiona says:

    I am so glad that normal was the verdict.
    Unfortunately my relief tears sound very similar to my panic tears too.

  64. Dee from Tennessee says:

    Someone here in an itty bitty town in northeast Tennessee is so very thankful right along with you….now go have a great weekend with your family!

  65. cynthia says:

    WOW, you betcha.

  66. Jess says:

    Thank goodness that is wonderful news. I am so glad you are normal.

  67. Lisa says:

    YAY! I am so very happy for you and your family! I’m a little weepy for you myself right now……..but a good weepy……..I’m just so relieved for you! Awesome news! I hope you don’t think I am some creepy weirdo, I just read your site everyday and have come to really enjoy you and your blog and am thrilled to hear your good news! Take care!

  68. Lisa says:


  69. Margaret says:

    Wow, we seem to be having similar tests. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy on Mon and just today had to drink 3 huge glasses of the barium stuff for a small bowel series. I have to say that after the prep stuff for the colonoscopy the barium was a walk in the park. And I got warned about white poop too. All my tests are to figure out why I’m so anemic. Glad to read that you’re normal and its great that you didn’t have to worry about your results all weekend.

  70. carrien (she laughs at the days) says:

    What a relief that must be.

    I am truly glad for you and your family.

  71. Happy Mom says:

    *sigh* What a relief. Its good to hear that you got the “all clear”.

  72. Kim says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I just had a feeling that I should click on your link and see if there was news…have a Wonderful Weekend! I think you should go out for dinner tonight to celebrate! =)

    All the best,

  73. Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk says:

    Let me be one the first to give a huge cyber hug and say PHEW. You must be absolutely shattered with all the worry and being a mum at the same time. I say again PHEW.

  74. Cary says:

    Bacon for everyone!!!!

  75. Lisa- Domestic Accident says:

    I’m so glad for you. Perspective is everything.

  76. Jenn Perryman says:

    Damn, I’m a bit weepy too. So happy for you!! And bless them for not making you wait through the weekend for the results.

  77. Jordana says:

    Oh, I am so thankful to hear that.

  78. Stephanie says:

    WHEW. This is the best news I’ve read in a long time. Congratulations to all of you! Thank God!

  79. Lottifish says:

    So glad to hear that! yay!

  80. Suburban Turmoil says:

    YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO! Doin’ the happy CT scan dance!

  81. jen says:


  82. melissa6 says:

    ooooohhhhhh my gooooooddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!! i’ve been thinking about you all day…..thank thank thank god!!!!!

  83. Lara says:

    That is wonderful, wonderful news!!!! I’m glad to hear it.

  84. michele says:

    YEA!!! I am SO glad!!! I know you are relieved…hope you celebrate LIFE grandly this weekend!

  85. Isabel Kallman says:

    big sigh of relief.

  86. Andrea K says:

    And I was braced for an agonizing weekend of waiting. Such a relief to hear all is well — so happy to hear YOU are well!

  87. Tiffany says:

    Phew. Sweet Relief. Congratulations.

  88. Jana G says:

    Now we can all let out a collective sigh of relief!! Enjoy your great news with your wonderful family.

  89. tibby says:

    AMEN!! Woo-hoo!

  90. angela michelle says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  91. spirited mom says:

    hip hip hoooooray! you’ve been on my mind, so glad to hear your news . . . . . didn’t want to even consider any other news, not that there would be any, that might happen to come along . . . . be well

  92. peepnroosmom says:

    Yay for normal. I cry too when I get normal results. No go gaze all misty eyed at you kids while they bicker!

  93. maddy says:

    Wonderful news! So glad to hear it.

  94. kate says:

    so glad you are ok - we had a health scare last year when i was pregnant- makes things very crystal clear-dosen’t it?

  95. Steff says:

    Woo hoo!! I agree you are certainly way above normal. Glad you do not have to spend the weekend fretting over the results, that alone would send me to the nut house.

  96. marta says:

    Wow, that’s great!!!!!!!!!!!
    I don’t comment much but I felt I had to say it: I am so glad you are normal!!!!!

    Marta from Lisbon

  97. http://mylittlecorner0701.blogspot.com/ says:

    Great news! I’m so glad you’re okay.

  98. Marie says:

    Congrats on the good news Chris !!

  99. Amanda says:

    It’s nice to know someone in the world is normal. Your poor husband. Men just don’t usually know what to do with crying wives, especially on the phone. It’s nice they didn’t make you wait all weekend for your results either.

  100. Jill A. says:

    Hooray for normal (whatever normal is). :)

  101. chanelireli says:

    Thank God! I am so happy for you! And for your husband too. Cause my husband always says, “Crap if you die I’ll be left to raise all these kids alone.”

  102. Julie Stiles Mills says:

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news. I am SO glad you didn’t have to go through the weekend worried about this.

  103. Lori says:

    Sending prayers of thanks that everything is ok! Normal is a great thing! Enjoy your weekend!

  104. Taryn says:

    Whew! I’m so happy. I had my fingers crossed.

  105. Joan says:

    Awesome news for you. All the relief must have just poured out when you called your husband.

  106. Keryn says:

    Whew. What a blessed relief. Yay for you and your family.

  107. Leeann says:


    I am insanely happy for you.


  108. Carolynn from Western Australia says:

    Fanatastic, I am so relieved for you. Now you can relax and enjoy life again.

    Take Care
    Lots of Love Carolynn xxx :-)

  109. natalie says:


  110. Renee says:

    So pleased to here this. What a relief. Enjoy your weekend!!!

  111. Ms. Carson says:

    Oh, thank goodness. And thank goodness you didn’t have to wait for days and days to find out.

  112. Fairly Odd Mother says:

    So happy for you! Yeah!!!

  113. Tranny Head says:

    Wonderful! I hope you have the best weekend EVER. You should drink heavily, eat lots of ice cream, and get a massage!

  114. Tina says:

    Oh, that is wonderful news! I’m so glad for you…

  115. Celine says:

    We all think you’re extraordinary though.

  116. Kaye says:

    Praise the Lord!

  117. elizabeth says:

    Normal is GOOD! What wonderful news!
    Hugs! (Can I get in a few more exclamation points? - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) :D

  118. Victoria says:

    Hurrah hurrah hurrah HURRAH!

  119. Veronica says:

    Wonderful news, I am so glad to hear it and I hope that you have a very relaxing weekend!

  120. Jaime says:


  121. Charlotte says:

    Congratulations! I can’t even imagine how relieved you must be. Have a spectacular weekend.

  122. Kortnye says:

    I am so happy for you. What fabulous news!

  123. Brigitte says:

    SO glad they didn’t make you wait to hear it!

  124. Monique says:

    Isn’t it a fabulous over the moon feeling?Fall on your knees kind~Over the top grateful~

    I too am very very happy for you:)And your whole adorable family.

  125. poppy fields says:

    That’s great :)

  126. Rebecca says:

    That must be such a relief. Have a great weekend, normal innards and all :)

  127. Debbie says:

    GREAT!!! I have been praying for “the blogging lady” to have normal results and everything be okay and somewhere you to mention you were blessed on your blog and am SO happy to read things are okay!

  128. Hoosiermama says:

    Oh Chris, that is such wonderful news! I can’t imagine how relieved you must be.

  129. deb says:

    Good. I’m glad everything is normal.

  130. Carola says:

    Chris, over the past two and half years I´ve been following your blog…I was very sad and nervous about the news you were about to get. I am very happy for you that everything is normal!!

  131. Jenn says:

    That’s great, hope you guys have a nice weekend!

  132. Dawn says:

    Oh, thank God!

    (Just an exclamation of relief, not a religious imperative.)

    So glad to hear this!

  133. Peggyp says:

    normal is good:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating

  134. mary says:

    Weird how reading something about someone I dont even know can make me cry.

    SO so so happy for you and the family.

    enjoy the new lease on life!

  135. J from Ireland says:

    Oh thats great news,so happy for you.

  136. KLG says:

    Yay!!!!! :)

  137. Tricia says:


  138. Jane says:

    Great news!

  139. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    Chris, you are in no way normal. You are an extraordinary woman, an awesome mom, and an exemplary wife! No way are you normal!

  140. Erika says:

    So happy for you!

  141. Liz says:

    I am so happy that you have normal innards. So very, very happy!

  142. Tracey says:

    Phew! And hurray!

  143. Annalise says:

    Fabulous news. :-)

  144. threeundertwo says:

    This is the best thing I’ve read on the internet today. Congrats!

  145. Jennifer says:

    I am very happy for you!

  146. Trudie says:

    I am so happy for you and your family!

  147. Lisa says:

    Exactly what mary (above me up there) says!

  148. Nextcommercial says:

    But, all those humbling experiences… they were worth it. Weren’t they?

  149. Maddy says:

    And we all new you would be, with our fingers crossed of course.

  150. Irma says:

    Continued blessings to you and yours. You may not yet have an answer to what is going on, but at least there is (at minimum) one big, scary thing you can cross off your list of possibilities. I am so happy for you.

  151. Asianmommy says:

    Congrats! That’s good news!

  152. Holly says:

    Dear Chris,

    I love reading your blog. You never fail to put a smile on my face after a trying day. I am so happy for you that you got good results from your tests. Congrats to you and thanks for sharing your sense of humor. You’re a great person!!

  153. Tania says:

    What great news for you and your dh and of course your kids too. I was dreading opening the blog today to see what news came from your results and I’m so happy and relieved for you.

  154. Sue says:

    Isn’t that the best!!!!!! So happy for you. :)

  155. Suzanne says:

    That is fantastic!!!!

  156. Angie says:

    That’s because your friend prayed for you.

  157. Elizabeth says:

    I’m really glad at the good news. BTW your blog is lots of fun.

  158. Bronnie says:

    That’s wonderful news, I’m so happy for you!! :)

  159. kat says:

    hell yes! i’m thrilled to read that you are normal - well your innards at any rate ;-)

    my turn. i go next week for a mammogram to have a lump checked. wish me healthy boob thoughts please.