Sunday, September 28, 2008

My week

Monday I got the news that my pap smear came back normal. The cancer scare had ended.

Monday I also went in for a Mammogram, I had no concerns. I was excited to get the ball rolling on that portion of my life.

Wednesday they called....

         They found a mass on my right breast.

I was in shock.

I went in Friday for another mammogram, a spot compression test and an U/S on the area.

Needless to say, I was a bit scared.

This place is amazing, they are relaxed and walk you though the whole thing. They let you see the scans, they show you what to look for, and they let you know immediately the results, instead of making a woman wait the weekend, or longer.

The mammogram was only on my right breast and they found the spot immediately.
They did a spot compression, where they press down on that area closer, and try to compress it to see if it will go away.
Yes, they press harder, I didn't think THAT was possible. It is!

Needless to say, it didn't go away.

Off to the Ultrasound room I went, I spent about an hour in there, with them searching and talking and showing me what it is and letting me feel it.

They spoke with the doctor and the results were in conclusive, I then had two options.

1) I can have a biopsy
2) I can wait 6 months, to come back in for another one, the whole time checking to make sure the lump doesn't get any bigger.

I chose option 2.

I will be checking myself and making sure nothing gets larger, then hopefully in 6 months, they will view it and say it's a calcium buildup and I'll be on my way happy and healthy.

I am back fully now everyone!
No more scares in the horizon... On with life, not that I wouldn't have lived it anyhow, but now it's not bittersweet!

Thank you all for sticking around, I missed you!


Tim said...

So ... dare I ask when the Colonoscopy is scheduled? :D Cheers for weathering not one, but two, cancer scares within a week. Much love!


Nydia said...

Oh, I'm happy things went ok, Lilith!!! As I told you, I also had a mass found on my right breast when I was 20, that was benign after all. I decided having the biopsy simply because I'm Mrs. Anxious, and wait longer wouldn't work for me - although they told me it would ok if I waited, like you will do.
Missed your words here! :O)
You know, today is the New Moon, a great time to ask to get rid what everything you don't want in your life, including this!

Kisses with positive vibes from Nydia.

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I've been so concerned about you! You've most certainly been missed. Is there anything you need at all??? How are you feeling with all of this? I think you're going to be fine, I really do! *huge hugs*

nancy said...

And there you were - telling US to make sure we get checked. "ey ey captain'!" I'll be sure to start making my own appointments starting soon. I am 36, I guess it's time.

I sure hope it doesn't get any bigger. With your genetic history, be sure to keep a VERY good eye on it.

D-Ann said...

What a week, I am hoping it's quite from now on for you. I love the new background!

Jen said...

As a mom who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31, I'd highly suggest getting that biopsy. It doesn't take that long, isn't that painful, and you'll know for sure what that thing is in there. If you need piece of mind, more than 80% of all biopsies are benign, but if it's not, the sooner you find out the better!

I love your blog, and read it regularly. I just wanted to be the voice of "been there, done that". Thank you for blogging about mammograms in the first place. More women need to get checked regularly.

Butterfly Mama said...

Wow, some week. Glad things are looking up now.


Michelle said...

oh my goodness, what a week! Praying that when you go back it was just calcium buildup!