Friday, December 07, 2007
I went for the biopsy today. The new ultrasound showed that the previously suspicious looking nodules were in fact lymph nodes. :-) So the doctor / radiologist recommended no biopsy and just a followup ultrasound in 6 months.
SOOOO relieved I could burst.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I guess this is on the same theme as me feeling brave or stupid!
I've downloaded the Couch to 5K podcasts. I've already done Week 1 day 1, and tomorrow at the gym I'm planning to do day 2. I've never never never ever thought I would ever be someone who would run a 5k, so this is really incredible. A HUGE step for me!! I don't know how long I will last in this training, but I'm just gonna keep going, and see if I can actually do it.
The first day of the training went really well. I did a little over 3 miles on the treadmill, in around 45 minutes. I'd like to get that down to a better time, something around 35 minutes. We'll see how it goes. If anyone wants to join me, and be Couch to 5k buddies, let me know!!
Second day also went great. Will be focussing on getting my time down into the 30's for 3 miles.
Day1: 3.1 miles in 45 min
Day2: 3.0 miles in 41 min (Decided to start tracking time)
Day3: 3.0 miles in 44 minutes
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
So I'm jumping into the hot tub, and well.... feeling hot! :-) Or at the very least, hotter than I've felt in a long time. Damn, I am ONLY 15 pounds from the weight I was on my wedding day (5 years ago) So.... I did the unthinkable...
I took pictures of myself in a bikini. :-)
I haven't found the balls to post the pics in my profile just yet, but I vaguely remember Randy daring me to do it.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
This is crazy to realize a day later, but I just realized that as of my ticker update, I have officially lost 40 pounds since April 8, 2007. (I go by whole numbers, unrounded, so I was 223 and now I'm 183.8- so by my crazy math, thats 40!)
Somewhere I wrote down what my reward would be, and I actually don't remember! lol
I'm feeling better since my blog of yesterday. Still very very distracted and worried about the potential for breast cancer, but determined to try and keep optimistic... And very grateful for SP people, friends and family and that have been so supportive.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sorry in advance to anyone who happen to read this and discovers its TMI.
I had my first mammogram 6 months ago and was told that there was item of concern, and I should return in 6 months.
I did that this week, and the results have thrown me for an emotional loop. Its all that I can do to NOT bury my head into a tub of Ben and Jerrys right now.
The radiologist came in after a gazillion additional mammo's and an ultrasound, and told me that he was recommending a biopsy for a small lesion in my left breast. For anyone who knows about BiRad scores on mammo's- I have a Birad score of 4. This means a suspicious abnormality, with a recommendation of biopsy. I did a little reading (and talked to the surgery liason) about the statistical odds of having cancer if you are given a Birad 4....
So..the odds of this lesion being malignant range from 20% to 50%. Or, conversely, I have an 80-50% chance of this being benign.
I am totally freaked out about this. I'm only freekin' 33. It was just supposed to be a baseline mammo, and all the sudden I am possibly looking at a 50 - 50 chance of a malignant tumor?!
How on earth am I going to get through the next few weeks, holidays, a biopsy and waiting for results, without completely going mental? Am I really expecting to stay on plan through the holidays, AND through all of this? I am determined, but skeptical of my abilities to stay on track...
I have a lump in two places - a breast, and my throat. :-(
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