Re: Breast cancer scares?
Same basic thing happened with my wife as with Kitty. She had been getting annual exams and this past year the mammogram showed some things that hadn't been there before. She went through some additional screening and there didn't appear to be anything malignant. But from here on out, it's something the docs will keep a close eye on. For women over 50, the doc said its pretty much par for the course. Most of my wife's friends (she's 52) have similar stories.
We had lots of evenings where I had to get the box of Kleenex and a glass of wine (or 3) and we'd sit at the kitchen island and I'd just let her talk and vent. It was a pretty rough stretch and she's not completely out of the woods. It's more of a condition that will be there and as long as the annual tests show OK, she's good.
The only thing I'll say is take it all one day at a time and don't flip out completely till the docs say it is something real. It's altogether easy to play the "what-if" game and drive yourself crazy with all the things that could happen. What I told my wife was let's wait till we *know* something. Rely on family and loved ones and friends. And talk it out. I'd let my wife talk and cry for about a 1/2 hour and once that emotion was spent, she'd be a little more open to rational talk.
Hang in there.
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