Wednesday, July 25, 2007

From Donna...

So, I was getting out of the shower this past Saturday, looked in the mirror and said, "What the hell is that?" Sorry for the cussing but it just came out when I saw a lump protruding from what is left of my chest. When your chest is a flat as mine, you just can't miss a bump, lump or whatever. I can tell you that it wasn't there last Friday. I just wanted to crawl in bed, pull the covers over my head and sleep for about 100 years.

Anyway, I talked to the Doctor today and she is going to go back and look at my CAT scan and have a pathologist look at it also. The bad thing is that radiation tends to make everything look suspicious so looking at my CAT scan may not help the doctor. At this point she cannot rule out cancer but she is leaning toward it NOT being cancer. There are several other possibilities. She thinks at this point they may just want to watch and monitor it or if it would give me a better comfort level, they could biopsy it. Now what do you think I am going to do? You can bet that I am going to get a biopsy, otherwise I know I will worry and I will think about it every time I feel the lump or look in a mirror.

Of course, you know with my chest being so flat, a bump may not be a bad thing. Every little bit helps! LOL

In my heart I know I am OK. God is with me and I know He won't give me more than I can handle and I know that He knows that I could not handle that right now.

The good news is that I only have two radiation treatments left. I am a little sore in the areas that have been treated and my skin is discolored and dry. The radiation has fatigued me. But, I am blessed. Everyday I'm alive is a good day.

I will update y'all when I know something for sure.