BAM! Suck on that cancer! I just got a letter in the mail saying that my most recent mammogram shows that the little area they were monitoring is benign! Yeah! I go back in next Thursday to follow up with my surgeon and get the results of the sonogram as well. Hopefully that comes back clear too and I can get on with things! Hurrah! You will note that they make a point of saying that not all cancers are found through mammography. I wish more people were aware of this. Not to get back on my (anti) pink soapbox, but a lot of people who support breast cancer awareness make it seem like all you need to do is go in for regular mammograms and you’ll be fine but that’s not enough. You have to be in tune with your body in order to understand any minor changes that might occur which are something out of the ordinary. It wasn’t a mammogram that found the lump in my breast, it was my own little fingers while I was doing a monthly exam. I think part of education is teaching girls to be diligent about checking themselves and getting to know what their normal is. After all, it’s different for everyone.
But for now… for now it’s pretty darn nice to see that word… normal, and to know that right now my normal is benign. Goodness knows I like the sound of that.