Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Breast Cancer Check-up today! Yuck!
So today was my breast cancer check-up at the University of Chicago. I hate this day. Walking into the building, you never know what is going to show up on a lab report or a scan. I never know how much my life will be changed walking back out. Not to mention I got stuck in the parking garage - that is a whole nuther story. :-)
My life always seems to come to a crashing halt the week before my appointment and for about a full day after. The anxiety, the worry, the crippling fear, etc. I made some progress in my shed over the holiday weekend but I feel I should have gotten so much more done. My dining room is at a halt because of my indecisiveness on my ceiling but I finally figured out what I want to do there. Now I just have to find the time to do it. Now that my appointment is over, I can get back to work! I am so excited about my shed but still lots of work to do before I can post!
The check-up went well, I usually cry and I did so again today. My oncologist holds my face in her hands and tells me I am doing well and I am a survivor. It breaks me up every time. I am very lucky to have the Oprah Winfrey equivalent of a breast cancer specialist. She is awesome! Some decisions need to be made with new meds and potential surgeries but right now, I am stable. Thank God!
Enjoy your day and please, get your mammograms! If not for yourself, for those who love you!