My first thought was a rush of relief of course that I do not have cancer. My second thought was for all of the unfortunate people who receive the call giving unwanted news. My third thought was good now I can still be a blood donor since I am not sick.
Actually it would have been very difficult to break the news to my body if the call said I did have cancer because I feel GREAT !!!
A small mass of atypical cells was found in both of my breast. Pre surgery testing was done today with a date for surgery on September 28th. In the meantime I will continue to enjoy walking, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, working on my art projects, finishing the tiles in the kitchen makeover back splash and making plans for getting life back to normal after heal from my wounds. When this is behind me I will continue to pray for others in who need the strength to work with their burdens.
I am now working on a line of Breast Cancer Awareness riceraafferty Statement Necklace and Accessories to donate for silent auction fund raiser.
A very good thing that has happened during this adventure in medical care is the numerous caring people I met along this journey. Complete strangers offered to call me, talk me through the scary parts and lend a hand of encouragement. I am thankful for the mature people I met along this journey. One delivery man shared his girlfriends journey from feeling fine, having a small lump found followed by a complete mastectomy. I was moved my the compassion in his face and voice as he shared her journey.
I am still have a few more hurdles to jump with this journey. Being fifty three years old I expect to have different health issues arise in the future. I am stronger as a result of this experience.
Here is an image of an art object I created in 2009 title ; Dress for the Autumn of my Life.
Notice my Mothers Broach pinned with a chain that holds my embroidery scissors, wooden needle case, needles and key.
Viking keys meant power for the woman.http://www.drnorthrup.com/womenshealth/healthcenter/topic_details.php?topic_id=122
another interesting site about breast health