Carrying on from my previous post on Mammograms or breast screening as they now call it, I am pleased to say that my results are clear and showed no signs of breast cancer. Coincidentally, I bumped into my friend yesterday (the one I met in the hospital the same day I had my scan), and she asked me if I had heard anything yet. I got the letter today, so hopefully she will have her results soon and have as good news as I did.
I won’t have to go again for another three years. I have been advised to continue to be breast aware and notice any changes in my breasts. I might need a second opinion. Amor has offered his services. That is so sweet.
I don’t mean to make light of breast screening at all and I am so relieved that there is nothing wrong with me. There are many women that are not as fortunate. These screenings are extremely beneficial as early detection can help save lives. What is a little discomfort compared to dying? So, if you are asked to attend a breast screening, please go.
I have had a little scare last November with the results of a pap smear showing abnormal cells and have had to have a colposcopy which resulted in the removal of part of my cervix. Fortunately, the procedure was successful, but I now have to have regular check-ups every six months.
The aging process brings with it many changes and challenges. The skin is not as firm and supple as it used to be. Wrinkles appear overnight. If what you thought was a pillow crease is still there at the end of the day, well… Bruises take longer to disappear. Gravity takes its toll. We are basically slowing down. I don’t mind slowing down, but I would really like to do it at my own pace, and as long as I don’t come to a complete stop, I am ok with what is happening to me.
So, the doctors may be taking bits of me and my body is slowly re-arranging itself, but life is actually better than ever. Go figure.