Cysts

I got the call for my breast surgery (lumpectomy/wide excision) on Monday.   It is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and we need to be there at 5:30 a.m.   Excited that I won’t have to wait too long, with fasting after midnight. And being that Bob and I usually get up at 5:00 […]

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There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]

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Our appointment today, with Dr. K, the specialized breast surgeon at Advocate Christ Medical Center, went really well. I was more impressed than I expected to be, after being wowed by Dr. J at the University of Chicago Medical Center yesterday. Dr. K assured us that it is really, really, really unlikely that once removed […]

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Today we had our second opinion appointment with a specialized breast surgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. J. We were very impressed with her. While in the waiting room at the Breast Center, we had the opportunity to look at information about Dr. J’s background and qualifications. I was encouraged to see […]

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The past week has been filled with researching my diagnosis, scheduling appointments, and touching base with medical staff, as well as our new insurance company. Because of course the year we are dealing with my first breast care scare, we have a brand new insurance plan and company. This Friday morning I will have a […]

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I got a call this afternoon letting me know that the pathology from my biopsies on Friday do not appear to be cancer. The lymph node biopsied in my left armpit was benign with reactive changes. So that is great news and a huge relief. Last night I had trouble sleeping and started allow my mind […]

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