I will start by setting your minds at ease. I had my second mammogram today, followed by an ultrasound and a consultation with the doctor. The bad news is that there are three lumps. The good news is that two of them appear to be fluid-filled and cystic, indicating the serious onset of fibrocystic breast disease. The not so good news is that one of the lumps appears solid. It is not very big and and according to the doctor appears benign, but she wants me back in six months to check it again. If it has grown, we will then need to discuss removing it and doing a biopsy.
Nothing awful at the moment. I am feeling optimistic and will go into the new year doing everything I can to make sure I am my healthiest self ever.
On a lighter note, most of my family went to see NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM. Yes, it was corny and predictable, but the special effects were great and we laughed... A LOT. Micky Rooney had me in stitches. And Ben Stiller is his wonderful wacky self. Anne Meara plays his employment counselor, which was a nice surprise. Fun movie!
Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts. It made today much easier.