Valentines day holds a very special meaning for me, four years ago I developed a cyst on my neck, and at first I was too afraid to do anything about it. When I finally shared with my mom what I had discovered, I had hoped she would say it was nothing, but much to my dismay, she told me I needed to have it checked out. The following day I was to see my esthetician for a facial when I showed her my neck. She made me promise her I was going to see the doctor, and was going to check on me to make sure I went.
The next day was Valentines day, I remember freaking out in class, I didn't even want to be there. I just wanted to get it over with. I skipped my next class and went straight to the health center on campus. I for one have an immense phobia of doctors but I knew that I wasn't going to be able to rest until I had it checked out. I couldn't afford insurance at the time, but thankfully being a student I was able to see a doctor there for free. I just remember thinking I don't need another thing to worry about. Fortunately after thinking my heart was going to explode out of my chest (it was beating so fast), my doctor informed me that it was nothing to worry about and as long as it didn't grow any larger or become soft and grow a tail, I was in the clear. Thankfully it disappeared shortly thereafter on its own.
People can complain all they want about being single or not having the perfect Valentine this Sunday, I for one am eternally grateful.
Happy Valentines day, and I hope you have a Happy Chinese New Year as well!