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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the theme is "nothing's ever easy"

Those who are longtime followers or who've had the patience to read back through some of my previous posts know that I had a lump removed from my right breast early last year. It was benign, but since then I've been incredibly vigilant with my self exams. My doctors have all urged me to stay on top of them, and I've done a good job of following their orders.

About a week after the home study, I did a routine exam and discovered an area in my left breast that did not feel normal. I scheduled an appointment with my general practitioner for the following week. He agreed that it didn't feel normal - though neither of us would go as far as saying that it was definitely a lump - and gave me a prescription for a mammogram and ultrasound. Both are scheduled for tomorrow. (Let me not even get into how annoyed everyone was that the soonest the imaging center could "squeeze" me in was one month later.)

I'm not too worried, mostly because my doctor didn't seem too worried. There's certainly very, very little chance that it's cancer. But the last thing I want or need is another surgery to remove another lump. So any good thoughts you could offer up would be great. And - for the record - I'd like to come back as a man in my next life. No ovaries, no boobs . . . no problem!

26 comments:

nurslouisa said...

Many positive benign thoughts coming your way! And I second that coming back as a man thing, they have it so easy!

missohkay said...

You are definitely due for a break. Hope that it's nothing - fingers crossed tight.

marriage20 said...

Sending tons of positive thoughts your way!!!

manymanymoons said...

Amen to that sister!

Wishing you lots of "it's nothing go home and forget about it" vibes. :)

Marla said...

Gah! Girl, why can't the universe give you a break?

Good luck tmr! *hugs*

arlwest said...

Sending lots of love, hugs, & good vibes!! xoxo

omginindy said...

Good luck!

Just the Tip said...

I hope it goes well. I have a problem with my lymphnodes in my left arm pit, so I've been seeing a breast specialist. They are always concerned, but radiologist think i'm a waste of time, even though they continue to grow!
I completely understand not wanting to have a surgery to remove it.
Lets just hope it's so some stupid hormone/cycle change and it will poof! disappear on it's own!

someday-soon said...

Tons of PTs coming your way!

Dawn said...

Sending you lots of prayers and positive thoughts. I hope it is nothing and you catch a break very soon!

callmemama said...

Wishing you lots of luck tomorrow! ((hugs))

Whitney Anderson said...

Katie, thinking of you. I, too, had a benign tumor removed several years ago. Scary.

Marybeth said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. ((hugs))

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Thinking of you Katie. Ugh, send this lady a break universe!

Ted and Maria said...

Lots and lots of positive thoughts, for sure!

KT said...

Sending you healthy thoughts!

It Is What It Is said...

I hope that all news is good on the mammogram front.

I also want you to know that after reading this post, I reached out to my OB/GYN to schedule a mammogram, so thank you for that.

Danielle said...

Right now my theme is "all good thoughts for Katie."

Kechara said...

I'm with you on wanting to come back as a man!! Good luck!!!

Stefanie Blakely said...

Jesus, Katie... it's about time things were easy for you. Thinking about you, sending lots of positive vibes your way.

Rebecca said...

Man, this is ridiculous. Sending all the positive thoughts I've got your way.

AnotherDreamer said...

Sorry there's another lump :( Sending positive thoughts.

amiracle4us said...

hoping for great results!!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Thinking of you!

Logical Libby said...

Yeah, but then you have to have balls. I hear they chafe...

I'm sending good thoughts your way.

Kelly Mac said...

I’ll come back as a man in my next life…

Katie that is a whole blog in itself.
Ponder how you would look or become?

1. Would you be sensitive ponytail man who plays indigo girls on the guitar?
2. The tall dark and handsome player with faint accent and trust fund
3. The nice guy who is a genius on a grill but has the social skills of a seseme seed…..hmmm... thinks with penis, brain optional…argues with a fence post
I think Ill stay being a girl ☺