BIG Worry goes away
Thursday, October 18, 2018
I am 61, have a mother and 2 grandmothers who had breast cancer. I get my mammogram regularly--and last week I had my usual one. They saw "something" and wanted an ultrasound done on the right breast. Couldn't get in for a week....
Am I the only one who thought that was a bad idea? Do you know WHERE my imagination can go in a week?? I did a pretty good job--only in the dead of night did I despair. I mentioned it to 3 people--hubby, a good friend here and the person whose kids I was supposed to pick up today after school cause the only appointment I could get would interfere with that. (And I told you guys on Spark--and so many were so supportive!)
Well--got there, got that supposedly-warmed-up-gel on the wand and then on me (wasn't too warm, that's for sure) and the technician found the "thing"--looked like a black hole on the screen. The radiologist looked and said "benign cyst--lots of people get them. Call your doctor if you feel a lump/have discharge/etc. Get another mammogram next October." And I am done.
I feel like I lost LOTS of weight--lighter than air! Even if I haven't been thinking about it, I guess I have been thinking about it....So get checked out, ladies (and gentlemen, YOU watch out, too for lumps and bumps) and then you can breathe easier. I would have fought it with all my might--I have daughters that I want to be here for for many years--but I am glad if I don't have to fight it. I do try to support others--but I am not good at being supported!
Anyway--thanks if you knew and wished me well--that made a difference to me!