Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More Waiting

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A big, gigantic thank you for all of the sweet comments and emails you sent to me regarding this post. You guys are amazing!

I had to go in today for another mammogram plus a sonogram. The tests today confirmed that there is an area of concern in my left breast, and I have to go back next week for a biopsy. It might be something, but then again it might be nothing.

My only laugh of the day happened when I went into the room with the sonogram equipment. The above x-ray of Homer Simpson was lit up next to the x-ray of my left breast. :)

Sorry for the downer post, but just wanted to give a quick update. I'll try and keep up with blogging/commenting over the next couple weeks while I deal with all of this crap, because you guys make everything better.

Cheers to all of you and hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. :)


61 comments:

bananas. said...

i'm glad you were able to get a laugh today despite the super stressful situation. i pray that it's nothing and life is all peaches again.

you're the best. thank you for always making me laugh. have a great thanksgiving and eat up!

xoxo...me.

K.Line said...

Just thought I'd mention that, though my aunt had breast cancer in her 30s (and got through it - 20 years ago), and my mother - her sister - had to have a breast biopsy due to suspicious mass, my mother was fine. Biopsy showed all was well. So just because a biopsy is required, doesn't mean it's all bad. Even if you have that type of cancer in the family.

Recently, I had to have a mole biopsied because it was looking strange. I was very worried - my grandfather died of melanoma - but results showed it was just a normal, though ugly, mole.

It's just key to stay on top of these things. Then, no matter what, we have all the resources to fix any problems at the start.

I am very optimistic that all is well.

Diane said...

aren't bloggy friends the best? i tell you, i wouldn't make it without mine, you very included! :)

the only way to get through this and be sane is to live only right for *this moment*, which sometimes requires a lot of talking to yourself. ...but that's ok!

i'm glad you had yourself a laugh, that is pretty funny. keep finding things to smile about and you'll be ok. not terrific maybe, but definitely ok. trust me.

i hope you eat the yummiest food ever tomorrow!

<3

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So glad to see (virtually) you smile because you know you always make us smile! Hugs and good vibes your way!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I would have laughed so hard if I saw that next to the sonogram machine!! I'm glad you updated us. I was thinking about ya. They are gunna ask if you want a cold spray for the biopsy, say yes!! Why don't you have a small piece of chocolate before you go, & a piece after to put a smile on your face. It'll be okay. =) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

You always see the funny and the brightside of life and that is why we love you. One of the many reasons.

Hang in there. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and know that I love you as do so many others!

Love you...ohhh YOUUUUUU!

Gabby said...

Okay. Well, it completely sucks that you didn't get the news that you wanted today. But...like everyone, I'm optimistic and hopeful and sending all my positive vibes to you and your boob. :) I hope you can enjoy Thanksgiving! Eat, relax, take some deep breaths...much love to you, lady!

Improbable Joe said...

Remember, if it is cancer you have two obligations:

1) force people to buy you stuff, up to and including having a celebrity fund raiser for yourself that involves Elton John singing "candle in the wind"

2) Name the tumor "Shecky" and keep it in a jar on your coffee table as an ice breaker.

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

God. I suck. I missed the other post. I'm thinking good thoughts. I love that you laugh. Not to sound corny but it really is the best medicine. Much love to you, my dear.

Trixie said...

Best wishes to you. I really hope this turns out to be nothing. I hope you have a happy thanksgiving anyway.

PS - I always think Homer Simpson is a real person. Then I get all mopey when I remember he's not :D

Caroline said...

OMG...so sorry. But the homer x-ray does rock (I love homer). Anyway...I am sending you lot's of prayers. Hang in there. There is nothing you can do...so enjoy your holiday and try not to worry. There is nothing you cannot handle! ((hugs))

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i have a gut feeling that you will be just fine...that it's all just a precaution of your doctor. it's just too bad you have to wait a while to get to the good news.
i wish you the very best!
xoxo alison

Felicia said...

Wouldn't that be awesome if they found your mass was actually a lump of gold and you sold it and became a millionaire??? Here's hoping that it's anything BUT something bad!!!

sherri said...

Why do they have to make people wait in a time like this? I mean, come on! That is simply not cool. I am sending your left boob some seriously good thoughts. That sounded so wrong. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving despite this stressful situation. xo, s

Raina Cox said...

I wish you were here.

We would have a laying on of hands to pray for a happy outcome.

Ok, I'm actually Jewish and a bit handsy.

Jessica said...

Le Sigh why do things like this even happen. grrrrr

Yay for Homer though lol

My best to you and lots of squishy hugs.We're all behind you.

sealaura said...

Just caught up with your posts and I am so bummed to hear that you are waiting. we do love you here in the blogosphere, and I'm so sorry you are going thru this shitty experience. don't mean to be a cheesepuff but I just want you to know that i am thinking of you and sending good positive energy your way.

creative kerfuffle said...

i am optimistic that all will be well. you will be in my thoughts. keep us posted and keep your chin up!! we love you!

Annie said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you hun!
that picture made me laugh before i even realized how serious this post is. thinking of you! XO!

Ela said...

Don't ever apologize for giving us an update on your health. We are all concerned and praying for you. So thank you, for keeping us in the loop.

p.s. Silly Homer...I always thought it'd be smaller...that's what she said.

See, I get dirty for you and everything ;) Heart you my drolly.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, hon!

xx

ASSHOLE BOYFRIEND said...

I wish I knew how to say more like your other awesome posters, but I don't know how without sounding sarcastic or saying something like "Best wishes hon.".

Andhari said...

I'm glad you got a laugh, dear. That homer x-ray made me smile too even before I read this post. I admire you being strong through it all, good luck for next week. I wish you the best result and wish they find nothing is wrong. Big hugs.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Oh, honey...just stay positive. It could still be nothing! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and it takes your mind off of everything.

Clare said...

Dude, I missed your other post too. That sucks waiting is the worst. I pray and hope for good news. Keep us updated. We love you.

Brown Girl said...

Ok so I had to do some back tracking to figure out what was going on since I've been MIA. Sorry that you are having to deal with all this boob stuff. I'll keep you in my prayers, along with world peace and all that other crap, ha, totally kidding.

Seriously though...kisses. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving. If you need anything I'm only one short brown email away! ;)

kys said...

I'm sorry that you have to go back for more tests. And that you have to wait. I'm sending you every bit of positive thoughts that I can gather up and lots of prayers, too. It still could be ok - I'm sure they are being extra-careful with your family history. If you need to vent or anything, I'm here.

Iva said...

thinking of you always. thank you so much for keeping us updated. please don't ever say sorry for any of your posts; none of them, especially updates on your health are downers, no matter what they are about. We'd be down not knowing how you were doing. please smile. Enjoy your thanksgiving, as much as you can. So, thankful to have 'met' you and have gotten to know you. You've already given me so much, without even really knowing.I truly appreciate you.

Blue Satin Sashes said...

I see no better reason to stuff yourself full of turkey with an inch of gravy, piles of mashed potatoes and an entire pumpkin pie. It's called comfort food for a reason... xoxo

...love Maegan said...

REALLY? ...this image was at the dr.'s office? amazing. I'm glad it made you laugh.

@ about 3:56 as I was about to leave this afternoon, the boss told me to send you something to cheer you up ...he's all, what will make her smile? ...then .long. pregnant pause .....and I'm all ...she likes pandas? GREAT, SEND HER A PANDA! ahahahahahhahahhhhaahah oh man, I wish you were there just to hear that convo.

Hope you're okay ;)

TERI REES WANG said...

Tell it to go away.
Tell it you got the message.
Tell it that you'll remember to keep an open heart, ready and willing for anything that comes your way.

Tell it...
"Thank you for coming, no go away".

TERI REES WANG said...

P.S.
Keep your cortisol (stress) levels down, and keep your Nitric-oxide (happy) levels up.

Repeat until you believe it true:

"Today I honor my fun impulses. The funner it is, the better it is, and the healthier I am".

Choose to be well.

Kristin said...

Oh, sweets. What did I miss? Geesh. You are in my prayers lady. Positive thoughts!

miriam (Björn Borg) said...

homer indeed, that was a surprise!

don't worry about the downer post, it's a very brave thing to be this honest.

thinking about you,
xx.

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Love the Homer x-ray.

I hope the biopsy turns up nothing - I am thinking of you.

Serena from Style on a String said...

It isn't a downer post at all. More brave and honest than depressing.

Good luck!!

Style on a String ..because style has nothing to do with money.

Morgan said...

Thinking about you! xo

Big Red said...

Oh Drollgirl!! I have been so wrapped up in my own shit that I haven't been catching up on your blog (which I do love everyday, even when I don't get to read it everyday). Such sucky news before the Thanksgiving!
Sending you and your left booby good juju. If you would like a homemade comfort pie or a bottle of vodka, just let me know. :)
Hugs and happy Thanksgiving!

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Diana said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. I've had to go in for a biopsy three times since I was first checked. Each time I get a benign lump. They are just being extra careful, and it's better to be careful than to treat it so casually like a cold.
Keeping you in my thoughts!

Renee said...

Sweet friend it is not a downer post.

I am praying that in the end it is nothing. If it is something you will do what you have to to beat it.

Love Renee xoxo

Diane said...

I'm hoping that it's just the doctors being extra careful about this bump and that in the end, it's nothing at all. I'm always thinking of you.

Stuff your face today with delicious Thanksgiving food!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I think they are being extra careful...continue to hope for the best darling! Keep us updated bec we do care & love you babe!!
xo----} you*

Clorivak said...

awwww...Drollski, you are just awesome!! I am glad that homer was there to greet you, in a not so happy time..he's such a dumbass..haha. Just relax and tell your brain to shut up if it starts thinking bad thoughts. you rock and eat some yummy Thanksgiving food...mmm..I wish it Thanksgiving here too...one of my fav meals of the year!
Take Care and xoooxoooxooox

The Haute-Shopper said...

I'm sorry about the outcome of the tests, but hopefullyl it really is nothing and as mentioned earlier, you did get regular check-ups so anything they find will be in very early stages. Gotta love the Homer Simpson X-ray though ;-) Ages ago I used to get chain mail featuring more embarrassing x-ray pics of what people had gotten stuck in their... lower regions, but I guess that might have been a little too much for a hospital/doctor's office ;-)

Katie said...

With all the technology today early detection is the best prevention.. I hope it's nothing and I hope you don't have to wait too long! X

amy @ switz~art said...

laughing is always good...keeps you positive. and i am positive that's nothing...you go girl!

thinking of you! keep posting on your progress, ok?

Sam said...

Stressful!! But I think they have to do everything again so as to cover themselves and you. In this day and age this is the policy with proceedures like this. Sending you super duper positive vibes sweetie!! XXX

Fashion Court said...

waiting is the worst part. i'll keep you in my thoughts and i wish you the best - hope you had a great holiday :o)

Pretty Little World said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and try not to let the worry get to you!! Maybe you can drown the worry in mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie? {not mixed together, of course...}!

***I'm teleporting wellness thoughts to you as we speak!***

Raez said...

ah, thats cute:)

i really hope things end up well for you dear, i am thinking for you:)

hope you have a good thanksgiving, my american chum;)

xx raez

Down and Out Chic said...

how is it that you can consistently make me laugh???? i'm thinking about you!

Gabbi said...

Love, prayers and positive thoughts going out to you my favorite drollgirl. I'm sorry for not writing till now. I suck and my brain x-ray would look very similar to Homers.

Asylum Dolly said...

I've got my fingers crossed for you Luv! Don't ever worry about it being a "downer" post- the fact that you're sharing your concerns is a positive and healthy thing to do! The worst thing would be to bottle it up, so VENT to your hearts content! I'm glad you got a giggle :) Did you know that laughing is in itself a proven immunity booster? Maybe doctors should do that kinda stuff more often!

Jill said...

Hey sweet girl...white light and laughter being sent your way!

chloe said...

oh, im sorry i missed the first post..
sending you many good vibes for the new tests, i hope everything works out ok darling. whetever it is, at least its been caught and can be tackled early. kisses & hugs from me xxx

Pinky said...

Hugs, Good Vibes, Smooches, Chocolate and Teddy Bears to you!!!

oops..forget finger-crossing and knocks on wood =)

Hanako66 said...

Well, clearly you have an awesome doctor...that's for sure!

I wish that I would have checked your blog sooner...I was thinking about you all weekend. I'm crossing everything that can be crossed and you are honestly in my thoughts.

xo

Phoenix said...

Well, at least you don't have a brain the size of Homer's.

On a more serious note, I'm still keeping you in my thoughts and sending hugs your way.

me melodia said...

I want to apologize for not commenting on your previous post.
Your words made me hold my breath.
I hope you're alright... I'm sure you are...
It's the waiting that terrifies and shaves minutes off your life.
No need for anxieties. Everything will work its self out.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you hun.

xo

ps: that's an xray of my head

Farah said...

Hey I am just playing catch up. I hope you are alright. Do you know when you are going to get the news? There will be an extra prayer for you from me. xoxo

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