Have you had your mammogram exam yet? If you’re over 40 and haven’t yet, I can totally relate. I am the best procrastinator especially when it comes to my own health. I put off this particular torture until I was 45 when my doctor insisted I get it done and would not trust me to make the appointment but rather went ahead and scheduled it for me.
It was uncomfortable as heck, I won’t lie to you, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought and all was well with that exam.
Last week, I went for my second mammogram roughly three years later than that first one. I was supposed to go last year, but again, I procrastinated and kind of ignored it. Anyway, this year I will turn 49 so I decided to go.
Well, earlier this week, they called not with the result I was expecting. They wanted me to go back for a repeat mammogram as they found two questionable areas. Oh fun! Right? So they scheduled me to go back the following day.
When I got home that evening, I forgot to tell my husband I had an appointment the next day. Maybe I didn’t forget… but rather just procrastinated again. I know he freaks out over these kind of things.
I was right. He got upset that I didn’t tell him right away. He said I should have called him as soon as I found out. I guess he’s right. But I don’t like to dwell on things that haven’t happened yet and I don’t like being fussed over (well maybe a little but only by him).
Well as it turns out they found two cysts. They are probably benign. My doctor thinks so too. But even then, a biopsy was recommended and scheduled for the following day which was yesterday. I went and had mine done. I wouldn’t say it was painless, but again, not as bad as I thought.
I am no stranger to cancer. I don’t think anyone is anymore. But sometimes, it just comes a little too close for comfort and this incident is just that side swipe I didn’t need. I am not freaked out about it or anything, the thing that affected me more is how my husband and family would react. With him, he was predictable as ever. Such a sweetheart! The girls were sweet too, although they are probably more worried than they let on. They are a lot like me in that way.
However, like my doctor said, it’s nothing to worry about and will more than likely be benign. In the meantime though, I have to wait until next week to hear the result.
I won’t be worrying though until there is something real to worry about. There is enough ‘what ifs’ as it is without me adding to it. Besides if you thought I was just too lazy that is why I procrastinate, then you’re right and I’m too lazy to worry too.
Now what fun thing should we do this weekend?
Tags: Breast Cancer, cancer, mammography