Scar tissue

The ultrasound was clear yesterday! Woo! The doctor at the Wende Breast Clinic said it is scar tissue. One less thing to worry about.

In case you didn’t read my previous post, last week Dr. S (my oncologist) bugged her eyes out of her head when she felt what she thought were lumps above my mastectomy scar. She announced in her all-business Romanian accent, “These should not be here! I am ordering an ultrasound immediately!” Amelia and I were on edge to say the least. Let’s face it, we all write stories, usually bad ones.

After the appointment with Dr. S, Amelia and I talked about how my breast surgeon, Dr. Y, would probably have reacted differently. He would probably say in his chastising Jewish accent, Look, that area is going to change. It’s totally fine. Stop worrying. Are you stretching? Show me how high your arm can go. 

It’s good Dr. S wanted it checked out even if it was a false alarm. This is a time when if anything feels not quite right, you get it checked. This is not a time to ignore the little things; it’s a time for hyper vigilance.

 

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  1. Yeah!!! been holding my breath on this one….. cannot tell you how happy I am  for you …been following all your posts and am very grateful for your honesty and courage and openness 1/2 way through – so is my sister….. hold on to each other Leah and Amelia….. and may all good things be yours this new year – love to you – Barbara

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  2. YAY! Glad to read this report! Hope 2016 brings back a renewed sense of calm and most importantly; a confirmation from your medical team that you have kicked cancers butt into oblivion. Hang tough!

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  3. Yes, yes, yes!! Keep on rolling through chemo. Halfway through and it sounds like you’re rocking it like you rock everything else. Love to you both!

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