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!!