Last Friday I was scheduled for a mammogram. I had one last year, while being diagnosed and told my mom it wasn't any big deal. This time definitely was more uncomfortable to me. I think I must have been distracted the first time around! Lucky for me they only have to do one side so I had half as much pain as some people. The nurse stressed to me that I would get results in a letter, and then today I received a call from my oncologist office. They left me a voicemail just stating that I needed to call them for results. My heart was racing as I called them back, even as I was telling myself "I'm sure they are fine."Thankfully the answer was yes, the results were negative. What a great feeling! I'm all good for another year, unless I were to find a lump or something.
I've recently started injections for ovary suppression, as my cancer was fueled by estrogen. I got the first one about 3 weeks ago and everything seems to be going well. There was a long list of possible side effects but the biggest one is hot flashes. I had hot flashes during chemo and I hated them! I did have slight hot flashes the first week after, but nothing too bad. I'm so thankful!
Also, since it's breast cancer awareness month, let me put in a plug for all of you young women out there, to do your self breast exams. If I had been doing mine I'm certain I would have caught my cancer sooner. By the time I did find it it was already 2.5cm. And when they recommend mammograms get them done. 1 in 8 women get breast cancer, and that's a huge number. Plus, as you already know, you don't have to be old to get it. I do not meet any risk factors for breast cancer and yet I still got it. The great news is that they have a lot of tools to treat breast cancer.
On a horsey note, I ordered Roz a new turn out sheet, after discovering his was leaking. I got 10% off using a coupon at Victory Canter. I ordered it Friday night and received it today. Talk about fast! That was just regular shipping too.
|In his dirty old blanket last night|
|His new one tonight|