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!


  1. Its great to hear things are stable for you. It must be difficult some days. The shed and dining room sound like a fun diversion from the hard stuff. Keep it up!