In about 30 minutes I'm off for the last (for the moment) diagnostic test. Not exactly one of my favorite past times but hey Shelley will be with me and we cheer each other on in the most delightfully sarcastic and loving way.
About 20 years ago, I had the same test. No anesthesia for a biopsy of this kind and at the time when the nurse who was holding my hand said, "it's only about 20 seconds of pain. You've had a child so you are surely not going to be in too much distress". I thought, it better be a short time. And afterwards I proclaimed that was the longest damn 20 seconds of my life that lasted what seemed like forever.
Now, my lovelies, I'm just glad I have the 20 second of my life to use for it.
Life is a whole bunch of lessons and this is just one. What I felt was pain before, is almost a balm now. At least we will have an answer to the question. My CA125 blood test (ovarian cancer screening) came back normal. So maybe that means this growth is benign and just something that needs to be taken out.
When I looked up the results on the medical encyclopedia online, the definition of what I have internally, sounds eerily like a cyst I had on my tailbone when I was in my twenties. And about 10 years ago, while having a dental xray reading, my dentist said I had a tooth and a piece of bone in my left sinus. This all could be my twin that never was. The internal cyst definition says in 98% of the cysts like this, they will find hair, teeth, bones.
It's almost Halloween, let's hope I can celebrate the fact that as a fetus I was a ghoul and enveloped my twin. Third times the charm as they say. Keep your fingers crossed that that is what mine is.
Smooches and Squoozes, providing you still want them from an Olde Bagg with a murky past,
Well I'm back home now and I didn't have the biopsy. My doctor said that from what he can tell that what I have is 99% negative for cancer and that he was going to refer me to a Woman's Cancer Surgeon for a consult. And the little granules in my breast tissue were pre cancerous for sure.
Now here's the kicker. None of the other cysts have anything to do with each other and I can't claim to be the ghoul I thought I was. Bummer. Just misplaced tissue. He said we all have these anomalies and that they are just part of being human.
I feel so blessed right now. I know that I still will have surgery but I am much relieved with the news.