Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Small Freakout

I got a call from the doctor's office earlier this week regarding my mammogram.  There's a change in the tissue that the radiologist is concerned about, so I need to go in for a second mammogram and possibly an ultrasound.  I've done the research - I know that only a small percentage of these things are cancer; that usually something like this ends up being benign, fibrocystic usually.  I was actually calm, cool, and collected until about 15 minutes ago...when it dawned on me that my appointment is only 1/2 hour away.  Like I said before, the chances of it actually being something are so small, but until the radiologist actually tells me it's nothing, I'm starting to freak out a bit.  At least this time the radiologist will actually read my scan while I'm there and then will move forward from that point.  Mom's coming with me - seems like no matter how old we get, we're still Mommy's babies.  :-)

Updated to add - it's a cyst!  It should go away on it's own, but if it doesn't they may just go in and pop it with a needle.  I have a follow-up appt with my regular doctor on August 3 to discuss.  Thanks for the thoughts, prayers, and good wishes.  It's much appreciated!!

6 comments:

Lori said...

Dev, I'll keep my fingers crossed that it turns out to be nothing. No matter what the odds are, it's still scary. Hang in there.

Becky said...

I'm sending good thoughts your way! Please keep us updated!

Joy Tamsin David said...

Saying a prayer that it turns out to be nothing!

Rowena said...

I've got my fingers, eyes and toes crossed for you sweetie. I hope it turns out to be nothing.

Big hugs!

Wendy said...

Hope it turns out to be nothing, and I am keeping you in my thoughts.

MB said...

I try not to freak out til there is something to worry about but it's hard to keep from thinking "what if?" Glad it isn't anything serious. Take care.