Cancer Doors #ThursdayDoors

No, every post from here on out will NOT be about cancer. I just got some good door pics on my perambulations, and why waste them?

I went to Baptist Floyd (sounds like a character from Mayberry, doesn’t it?) for a mammogram and ultrasound when the first mammo showed a suspicious mass. They have a special imaging center just for women, and here’s the door.

There was this cabinet outside, and Sara was like, “There are doors!” so I snapped them in passing, and it’s a little blurry.

The ultrasound looked suspicious, too, so they sent me for a biopsy. The doctor and ultrasound radiologist were both really really super nice, and the biopsy didn’t hurt a bit. I wasn’t even sore the next day.

Here’s a door-ish area where one could be private-ish while waiting.

This isn’t a door (obvs), but I like decorative tiles.

The biopsy came back positive, so my GP sent me to a surgeon. My GP is fantastic, and anything she says to do, I do, so I went to the surgeon she suggested, and he’s wonderful. Very clear, very patient, very positive without crossing the line into seeming callous about my concerns. Sara and I both loved him. Here’s the door to his waiting rooms. I really like the buttress-y bit.

Outside the Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where the surgeon is, I saw this faux Tudor building, and had to snap it, even though no doors are visible.

This door to the hospital is both sad and delightful.

Thursday doors is under the direction of Dan Antion, photographer extraordinaire and critter daddy. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A door only children can pass through.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Cancer Doors #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    December 30, 2021 at 7:21am

    Oh, Marian, I wish you didn’t have these pictures, but I hope they lead to a quick and easy path toward your being better. We aren’t running Thursday Doors but I plan to include both of your posts in the first Recap of 2022.

    Take care, keeping you in our prayers.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      December 30, 2021 at 8:26am

      Thanks, Dan. I want other people facing this know it isn’t necessarily a life-wrecker. I want to help them know what to expect from the experience in a non-threatening way. My surgeon’s office gave me a big handbook, explaining everything in detail, but maybe some people’s surgeons won’t.

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
      • Dan Antion

        December 30, 2021 at 8:33am

        You truly are a good person. That’s a very nice thing to do.

        Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  2. Leslea Tash

    December 30, 2021 at 9:59am

    It’s absolutely fine if every post you ever make forever includes something about cancer. We’re here for you, wherever your journey leads! You just shine, Marian.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  3. acflory

    December 31, 2021 at 5:48am

    I really like the sound of your doctors, Marian. The ones who take the time and effort to explain are the keepers. The doors aren’t bad either. 🙂 -hugs-

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply

    December 31, 2021 at 3:08pm

    Well, I am sorry that this is what got you out and about (finally your own pics of doors), and look forward to seeing you through the door of recovery

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  5. Manja Maksimovič

    January 9, 2022 at 4:42am

    Sending much love and good vibes. You did a good clicking door job. The kids’ door to the hospital is a new one.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      January 9, 2022 at 8:30am

      Norton’s is very kid conscious. They move adults around the hospital in wheelchairs. They move kids around (if the kid can sit up and want it) in little red wagons.

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  6. Oddment

    January 9, 2022 at 7:53am

    I am so sorry you are facing this. But you are so right about the good that comes from being well informed, and I’m thinking that your doors will accomplish just that. I like the doctor’s take on seeing you through the door of recovery.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Leave a Reply, If You Ple-az

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.