Monday, July 13, 2009

5 mm

That's the size of the lump in my left breast. Because it's so deep in the tissue and irregularly shaped, the radiologist wants to take another look at it. My doctor says 5 mm is very small and he warned me not to "freak out," that it's most likely benign. I'm stopping at his office tomorrow to pick up my prescription for a diagnostic mammogram.

I've mentioned all of this to my best friend, who tells me not to worry -- that his wife has had to have follow-up mammograms twice and that they both turned out to be nothing. (He also says he fully expects me to worry anyway.)

I told my oldest friend all of this, too. She's going to try to get me in this week at the hospital where she works so I won't have this hanging over my head for weeks and weeks (first for the follow up appointment, then for the results).

I'm still scared. And there's NO CUBS BASEBALL tonight!

4 comments:

  1. Okay, so now you have more info and every bit of it points to it being nothing to freak out about but you will anyway. That's okay. :-) We love you anyway.

    Hang in there. As my wonderful coach Rixie used to say "More will be revealed." and so it shall.

    HUGS!

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  2. Well, it certainly sounds as if the doctor is being reassuring and that's a very good sign. I so hope you can be pushed to the front of the line and not have to wait. Meanwhile try to not to worry (easy for me to say, right?) and remember that the word "small" and "benign" are in your favor.

    And remember, as always, we are here for you.

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  3. Sounds like you get another few days of self-indulgence. Spoil yourself - you deserve it.

    I'll be thinking of you!

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  4. It's hard to not worry. I mean... how do you not worry? The doctor was quite reassuring, though. Remember to breathe.

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