On Friday, I had my annual mammogram. Mind you, I'm in my mid-forties and have had mammos since 35 due to a strong family history (of eight sisters on my mom's side, four have had breast cancer). In fact, at the urging of my new gyno, I had the BRCA gena test in Jan. 2011-which was negative.
So, I go appear at radiology and get the tata's smashed--mark that off my list of must do's. not so fast, sister. Two hours later, I get a call saying that the radiologist wants to see me back asap for a diagnostic mammo and ultrasound. Crap.
I went through this in '06. The mammogram detected a lump so I had to have an ultrasound. Well, not only did they confirm a suspicious lump in the original position, they also found one deep in the chest wall. I had fine need aspiration and core biopsies, which showed cancerous cells. The lumps had to be removed. Two excisional biopsies later, I was assured that they got everything and no further treatment was necessary.
Six years later, I'm back on the same road, not knowing where it leads. Same side as the prior procedures. They keep "excising" tissue, I'm gonna be lopsided
Please keep a good thought. One of my favorite aunts, who was originally diagnosed the same year as my mom, is now battling Stage III and my BFF was dx'ed just 8 days ago. I've always spouted the benefits of early detection (which I believe this would classify as since I haven't felt anything) and I know that if it's cancer, I'll kicks it's butt. But really, with all of the other chronic illnesses I have and the loved ones around me that are truly battling for their lives, I gotta wonder why another freaking challenge was bestowed upon me?
I want a re-do of 2012.
No, no, no!
This is the last thing that you need. I know that you will fight this thing.
Please keep us informed as you find out what is going on.
Love and Hugs,
Last edited by magistramarla; 11-10-2012 at 09:19 PM.
lets not redo 2012.....
bring on 2013 quickly.
may it be a happier year for many of us.
i hope it is really early detection.
and all can progress smoothly.
I hope everything turns out to be nothing. Like you said, you don't need that.
Let us know, what is going on.
Praying for you.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).
You're right about early detection. Chin up and one step at a time. May 2013 bring joy and happiness, hugs
Early detection is a very, very good thing. I have no doubt that if this is cancer, you will beat it with one hand tied behind your back.
For now, I'm sending good thoughts your way...
Ugh - I am so sorry! But I'm really glad you take care of yourself and do all the diagnostics and so you have a very positive prognosis...I know it's not fun (I have had several biopsies/excisions etc - some near the chest wall) but THANK GOODNESS we have the technology to find and treat it.
Keep us updated.....
This is all going to work out in a positive manner! I agree with everyone else. Enough is enough! Keep us posted but I am believing all will work out and this will be something simple!
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Gentle hugs BonusMom. We're praying for you & yours here.
"There but for the grace of God, go I."
"... His mercy endureth for ever."
big hugs bonus mum best wishes with you take care i agree with steve lets forget 2012 and bring 2013.and may it be better for all of us especially you.