2nd base is here to stay!

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
March 7, 2009 7:17am CST
Last month I started a discussion about an abnormality that showed up on my most recent mammogram. I was told that it was probably benign and they suggested I come back for more pictures in 6 months to see if there were any changes. I wasn't real happy with that decision so I went to the Breast Center here in town. They specialize in this, it's what they're here for. My appointment was on Wednesday and after looking at my previous films and a few other things considered, they suggested I have a biopsy. Since they had an openning that day, I did it all in the same day. I recieved my results yesterday and everything is benign. I sorta feel like a fool for doing all this now and finding it was nothing, but I'm very glad that I do know now and don't have to worry about it for another 5 months. One thing that had a big impact on this whole ordeal was the fact that the mammograms are now digital, they get a much better, clearer picture. The calcifications I have could very well have been there for YEARS, but with the poor technology before, they just didn't show up. They are making great strides in early detection now and it is wonderful what they are able to do. Most of this is made possible by the donations that the research foundations recieve every year. Take it seriously folks, the pennies you give today may save you tomorrow. If you'd like to make a donation, you can visit my profile for a link to the 3-Day Walk site.
5 responses
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I am so glad to hear your good news. I don't blame you at all for getting it checked out further now instead of having to wait. Now you head can be cleared from that one worry and you can breath again. I am so happy for you.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Thanks!!! We are very relieved. No more worrying about it!
• United States
18 Mar 09
I am so glad you had your biopsy done and it was benign. Congrats. Now you have even more to walk for this summer.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Thanks! I'm so looking forward to the walk this year. I really like doing this :)
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
8 Mar 09
I am glad to hear that you are cancer free. That had to be a huge relief. You shouln't feel foolish at all for going through all that you did, you did the right thing. If it had been cancer, you would be glad that you went when you did!!
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Yes, I think Friday night was one of the best night's sleep I'd had in a month! I am so glad that the technology is advancing in this area. One day there will be a cure!
@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Hi reinydawn - I'm very glad to hear that everything is ok & it was benign. Thank goodness! Very happy for you! :) Jill
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Thank you! We are so relieved. I feel like I've got a chance at a new life :)
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
7 Mar 09
Don't you dare feel like a fool for wanting to know now if you have something to worry about. Now you don't have to worry for six months ifthee is something to worry about. You did te right thing. I would have done the same thing. Now you can relax and carry on with all you need to do without worries.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
8 Mar 09
I would have gone bonkers if I had had to wait to find out if there were changes... Then wondering if it was going to be a change the next time... Nah, I am so relieved to know that it's nothing! I just wish there was an easier way to tell - but time will come when there is :)
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
7 Mar 09
Never feel like a fool for being concerned about your health. I am glad that you went for a second opinion. "Probably" just doesnt cut it. You did the right thing. I am so glad that it turned out okay. :-)
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Thank you! Yeah, that word "probably" was not sitting right with me at all. They might as well have said it's brobably cancerous... I'm so glad that it's all ok though :)