Thursday, May 31, 2007

Squishy Boob Day

Last week I had my regular check up with my doctor, and we joked about how I am getting old - and he told me that since I will be 35 this fall I needed to have a baseline mammogram done. So, the appointment was set up. My friends from work were all telling me stories about the varying levels of pain involved - and just this morning I thought to myself that I had the worst luck to have my mammogram scheduled for the hottest day of the year so far - a day where you can't wear deodorant, powder, or perfume.

Now I think maybe I have the best luck, because they found something.

I had the mammogram and then was shuttled off to have a more in-depth ultrasound . It turns out there is something in my left breast above and under my nipple. What freaks me out is even *I* could make it out on the screen. The doctor told me that it is not a cyst. I have to see a surgeon and have a biopsy done and I hope to get this done very soon.

Incidentally, the mammogram didn't hurt. It was more awkward than anything else to contort myself so they could take the pictures.


Forgive me - I can't remember who I stole this from today:

You Are An

The Executive

You are a natural leader - with confidence and strength
that inspires others.
Driven to succeed, you are always looking for ways to gain,
power, knowledge, and expertise.
Sometimes you aren't the most considerate person,
especially to those who are a bit slow.
You are not easily intimidated - and you have a commanding,
awe-inspiring presence.

You would make a great CEO, entrepreneur, or
The funny thing is that this is me in spades...


Bezzie said...

Yup. That is incredibly lucky. I always thought it was 40 when you were supposed to start those. I hope you get your biopsy done soon too. I think the waiting game is the worst part of anything like this.

Trillian42 said...

Oh, Jo! I'll be thinking good healthy boob thoughts for you!

Nell said...

Sending good boobie thoughts your way!

In the mean time, have a drink. In case you didn't get my email...

I went on the Bacardi website for their Mojito recipe.

1 part Rum (Bacardi, of course. HAHA)
3 parts club soda
12 mint leaves
1/2 lime
1/2 part sugar

Muddle the lime, sugar, and mint. Pour the rum. Top with club soda and ice. Stir and enjoy!

Zonda said...

So glad you got your Mammo! Thinking good boobie thoughts for you also!!

Batty said...

Lucky and scary at the same time! I'll be sending happy boobies thoughts your way. Good thing you didn't wait with that mammogram.

aija said...

I'm so glad you went! Best thoughts are with you.

tara said...

this is what happens when you dont use your computer for a week. holy crap!! I am sending you and your lovely shelf lots of love. And trust me to all who havent experienced the great rack Jo has...they are quite impressive.