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Re: Diagnostic mammogram

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@hyacinth003 wrote:

Thank you for your kind responses and prayers.  A confession - I have not been having mammograms.  Seems really dumb now.

 

I have had a severe anxiety disorder.  I was improved a lot by taking Paxil.  Being a hypochondriac was the worst of my anxiety disorder.  So after the medication relieved it, I went the other way.  I didn't want to think of health at all.  Ignorance was bliss.  Well, maybe now it was deadly.

 

I think more women than we might guess have feelings like this.  I have some relatives who wouldn't have testing.  Too late for my regrets, possibly.

 

Hyacinth

 

 

 

 

@hyacinth003 

 

How did the appointment go?  

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I so understand your fear and it's difficult NOT to think about it but I am praying for you honey! Best of luck and please keep us posted!!!
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@hyacinth003    Yes it is scary!  I have had a couple of suspicious lumps as well, for what it is worth...they all (3) turned out to be nothing serioius.  I hope you get a good report and your appointment is soon.  The waiting is awful.

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Re: Diagnostic mammogram

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@hyacinth003 

 

How did the appointment go?  

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Will be thinking the best for you along with the others here.  Best of luck we'll be waiting to hear how you did.  Best wishes!!!

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@sherrikay that's exactly what happened to me. It was caught on my annual at a very early stage.  My 'horror' story is that the first aromatase inhibitor they put me on apparently caused my horrible alopecia (well, I guess I'll see in November or December if I lose my hair again--it happened every 6 months for 2 years). I've got probably 5 more years on it since they are now going 8 years with the stupid thing, not 5.

 

@hyacinth003 I hope your appointment went okay and that whatever it was is something the doctors can treat very easily.  I know there are many of us survivors around here, so you are not alone.

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@hyacinth003 :   I hope your scheduled doctors appointments went well for you.  BTW how did it all work out on all the problems with your dad's estate?  I never heard a resolution after reading that horrible story of your life.  Best wishes.

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I had a biopsy which showed it is cancer.

 

Had consultation yesterday with a surgical oncologist.  Plan is #1 chemotherapy, #2 lumpectomy, #3 radiation therapy.

 

My brain is scrambled like marbles!  My husband was with me, so I hope his memory is better than mine.  I am waiting now to hear from the medical oncologist.

 

My mood changes every 5 minutes.  Still trying to get used to it.  Thank you all for asking and being kind.

 

Hyacinth

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@hyacinth003  I am sorry to read your news...hopefully the cancer was caught early.  Good luck to you.

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@hyacinth003 , sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Prayers will be with you. Take care of yourself.