Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Benign is the most lyrical word in the language

I have a 4 cm cyst, and sitting on top of that, is a brand new 1.8 cm cyst that wasn't there before.

My farm is still productive.

They brought me into the mammography room and showed me my the mammogram from my sole, lonely breast taken last year, and the mammogram they took last week.  They looked like different breasts.  The old one was very white, very dense.  The new one had just a few spots of white and mostly black.  Tamoxifen has changed the density of my breasts,  and things they couldn't see before are now quite visible.

The lump they had circled on the mammogram that didn't look very scary, even to my untrained eye. That was what they were concerned about.  I immediately relaxed.

They took their films, and then to be certain of what they'd seen,  they did the sonogram.  I can read cysts on a sonogram and was pleased to see them pop into view.  One sitting on top of the other gave the asymmetrical shape noted in the pathology report, I assume.

Also, the techs were discussing how difficult it is to spell asymmetrical, which cracked me up.

I'm pleased to say that I'm still on the recovery track, not the starting all over with a new cancer track.

I can go back to complaining about not having a plastic surgeon rather than having weird mammograms.



  1. I am so relieved. Take good care.

  2. I don't know you but have been following your blog for some time now. I was so anxious to get home today to log on and see the results! Congratulations on the well-deserved news and thanks for always making me laugh.

  3. Oh gosh, I'm so very glad for you Ann! What good news. I hope that you sleep soundly tonight.

  4. Thanks everybody! I'm relieved too. I am not sure you know how worried you are until you aren't anymore.

    One funny moment came when she was checking my breast with her ultrasound wand, and then wanted to do a comparison on my other side. Oops, no breast there! :)

  5. yay, glad to read some happy news

  6. YEA!!!! So glad to hear the good news

    Judi G


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