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This journey began when I first felt a tiny lump in my left breast. about a year or more ago. I didn't worry about it. I had not been gettting regular check-ups though, and time goes so fast that suddenly it had been 5 years since my last mammograph.
Then, the first week in November, 2016, I felt the lump again. Maybe because the area was sore now, but I felt the same lump. This time, I knew it was much larger than before. I quietly freaked out! At noon, I looked up preferred providers for our insurance, choose one of the OB/GYNs and called for an appointment. Got an appointment for the following Monday.
Saturday and Sunday: Spent a wonderful weekend in Bison for the Christmas Fair. Set up my DoTERRA booth. No need to worry anyone else yet.
Monday: Check-up. They noticed that my uterus was enlarged too, so they did a biopsy of my uterus and cervex.
Tuesday: Mammograph. They took x-rays of the side in question, but then spent a lot more time on the other side. It hadn't dawned on me there might be more masses in the other side. Yikes! They had me stay for an ultrasound. Tuesday: Ultrasound. The radiologist took a look at the ultrasound images. He said he couldn't diagnose it as cancer without a biopsy, but it looked like it was, and there were 3 masses/areas of concern.
Wednesday: Ultrasound guided needle-core biopsy of three areas. One in the left and two in the right. This procedure took over 2 hours. At least 12 core samples later, I was sent home to wait for the pathology results. He thought he'd have the result the next day.
Thursday: Got a call about the uterus and cervex biopsies. (No cancer.). No results for the breast biopsies yet. I called at 4:45 PM to see if the results were back. No luck. He said he'd call the next day, as soon as he heard the results. I met up with other Meadowbrook teachers at Pottery to Paint for a little bowl painting. It was a wonderful way to get my mind off this for a little while. Much fun!
--------------------------------- Friday, Noveber 11, 2016: No school for Veteran's Day. Got the call around 10;30 AM. The doctor was certain now that all three areas of concern are cancer. ---------------------------------