That means more testing. Working around holidays and staff vacation schedules leads to extra anxiety time.
In a brilliant fit of logic, I moved the testing to February, two months later thinking I wouldn’t be troubled by holiday schedules. I picked the wrong winter.
Tomorrow is my testing and the weather should be good except for incredible mounds of snow everywhere.
If I’m lucky I will coast through this year without a call back and next year I will push it off until March.
Somehow even bad news is better when the sun is shining and it’s warm out.
Just a word about mammograms from a survivor – each woman must make her own decision but my cancer was caught very early. There was no lump you could feel. It had already spread out of the milk duct into the surrounding tissue.
My treatment was simple compared to what it would have been a few years later. I am faithful about my check ups. If you think mammograms are uncomfortable, think about how uncomfortable the cancer treatment would be.
Until they come up with a better screening method, get it done. A false positive is way better than treatment for stage 4.
Take good care of your girls!
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