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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Scared Sh*%less

I've been debating making this public... I think its often something people keep to themselves (and now I can understand). I've told those close to me in person so now its time to put it in words. That makes things a little more real I suppose.

Late March I went to the doctors for my annual exam. And the thing every woman fears hearing happened. She found a lump in my breast. So yesterday the second step of this not so fun adventure occurred. I had a mammogram and ultrasound. I can assure you what everyone says is true... mammograms are very uncomfortable.

This morning BEFORE 9am my Dr's office called, she wanted to see me today... tomorrow at the latest. It was hard to make it through my work day until it was time for my appointment. The results did not come back clear, I am now to go for a biopsy.

This is very hard news to handle... the worst is the waiting and speculating. Next it will be waiting for the biopsy appointment. Then it'll be waiting for the results, hoping that they're negative for ... Cancer.

The best thing to do... will be is to keep busy, keep stitching I suppose.
Photo : One of my sunflowers from 2005

40 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Dani I wish you well with your results.

Dawn said...

Oh, Dani, you will be in my prayers! Stay strong and positive!!

(((hugs)))

Nicole said...

I'm sorry that you have to go through this, think positive and stay busy - my thoughts are with you!

Jennifer said...

I'm very sorry to hear about this. I'll keep you in my thoughts and will be hoping for the very best!!

Suzanne said...

Dani - hoping for the best, and praying for strength for you. Keep us posted. Suz(inVA)

Belinda said...

{{{Dani}}} You'll be in my prayers that it's benign. Biopsies are definitely scary - I had one back in December. I'm hoping that you get good news...

Anonymous said...

Dani I'm sending you heaps of hugs and positive thoughts from the land down under.
Best wishes, Gail in Sydney AUS.

WhizGidget said...

Head up Dani... I'm thinking good thoughts that the biopsy comes back negative..

-Ann-

stitcherw said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts your way that everything turns out OK. {{hugs}}
Sue

Von said...

Praying for you, Dani!!

Karen said...

I'm keeping good thoughts for you, Dani!! Remember, 80-90% of breast biopsies are NEGATIVE. {{{Hugs}}}

Christine said...

Lots and lots of good thoughts coming your way, Dani!! (((Hugs)))

Alison said...

I'll be thinking of you Dani & hoping for positive news. Keep your chin up & stitch, girl, stitch!

Christine Doyle said...

{{{Dani}}} My thoughts are with you, my friend.

Geri said...

(((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))

Sending positive thoughts and prayers ... peace

Alison said...

Wishing you all the very best Dani.

Allie said...

I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Dani.

Melanie said...

Oh Dani, how scary. I hope so much that you get the all clear. {{Hugs}}

Anonymous said...

Sharing your news is good for you....Your friends will support you and pray for you. I know my friends are there for me too. Beatrice

Slynne said...

I'll keep you in my thoughts and send positive energy your way!

Bellastitch said...

***HUGS*** Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Carol said...

Oh no Dani! I am heartbroken that you are going through this! My thoughts and prayers are with you - and if you need anything at all, call on me!!! I love you so much! Keep us posted! {{{hugs}}}

Kimberly said...

My thoughts are with you, I hope you will get positive news from the biopsy.

Erica said...

Oh Dani! I'm so sorry you have to go through this! You will be in my thoughts. I hope they'll tell you that it's nothing serious.

Try to take good care of yourself. We're all pulling for you!

GJR said...

Dani,
Hang in there - you have a huge support group with your blog and your stitching groups.
Most biopsies are negative. But looking at it another way, isn't it best to find out for sure?

Meanwhile, stitching helps. Grab Noah's Sub or the SL and have at it.

Good luck lady.
Gail (from SL group)

Vonna said...

What Karen said is true 80 - 90% of biopsies are negative for cancer. Stay positive! I'm keeping you in my prayers. I know the mental anguish you are going through. Keep your spirits up as best you can.
Hugs

Amber said...

Praying for you!!!

Amber

Mary said...

I hope your results come back fine.Remember that the taekwondo can also help with some of your anxieties.. either working out or breathing/meditating. You are also in good shape from taekwondo so that is a bonus in your favor. I will keep you in my prayres.
Hugs!
Mary

quiltorstitch said...

I will keep you in my prayers Dani, I hope that your results come back negative for this, keep up a good attitude, it'll be okay! *hugs*

Heather

Petra said...

Best wishes for you. I'm sorry you have to go through this.
Petra

Shannon L. said...

I'm sorry you're going through this. Definitely a scary process. I'll be thinking of you, and hoping everything turns out just fine. *hugs*

Michelle said...

Big hugs Dani and I am sending healing prayers your way. Please keep us posted and know that I am here for you if you need anything at all.

Judith said...

Hugs for you and I will keep you in my thoughts.

Bronzemom said...

Best wishes to you and G_D Bless you. I pray that all will be well.

CritterLady62 said...

I know hearing that most biopsies are negative will not take away the numbness and anxiety that you feel. So, keep busy, be good to yourself (stashing trip ;) ) Your in my prayers.
Kim in MI

Lizzy said...

Sending lots of love, {{{Hugs}}} and healing prayers your way Dani... and hoping all is going to be well! Hopefully stitching will help ease your mind a wee bit...

Mel in Dubai said...

I'm sorry you are going through this, Dani. Keep positive and good luck with the biopsy.

Concetta said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you're going through this. You're in my thoughts. Hugs to you.

jymisgurl said...

Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

Lynne said...

Dani, I will keep you in my prayers.