We had a double header this weekend-- Mother's Day and my son's birthday! I thought it was awesome that Jonah had his sixth birthday on Mother's Day, since he was my first baby.
We had a monster of a birthday party, but I will post more on Jonah's birthday later. For now I wanted to update you on my mammogram. I did not mean to leave you in suspense or anything, I have just been so busy that I haven't managed time to post!
So at 35 years old, I went in for my first mammogram at the recommendation of my OB. They found a small lump that they thought I should get checked out. After my initial panic attack at the thought of getting a mammogram and possibly having cancer, I managed to remain surprisingly calm the remainder of the week.
On the day of my mammogram I was a bit nervous, having heard all the cold-and-painful-squishing horror stories. I have to say that it wasn't really that bad. It was awkward and uncomfortable, but I would not call it painful.
The nurses were very kind, and I have to say that the scariest part was probably the machine. It looked a little intimidating.
I am happy to say that the procedure was quick and so were the results! My mammogram and ultrasound were completely clear. They could not even find a cyst! The doctor said that he does not need to see me again until I am 40! I was so happy that I practically ran out the door.
I am so thankful that I got a clean bill of health! It made Mother's Day with my children that much sweeter for me... to know I will continue to be there for them.
My grandmother died of breast cancer before she was 50 years old. I was very young when she died and barely remember her. I did not want that for my baby girl or my two boys. I am so grateful for the medical technology that is currently available to give me the peace of mind to know that all is well.
Next time I won't be nervous for my mammogram and I plan to go faithfully every year after 40. It is definitely worth it because then I can know for sure that I will continue to be there for my family.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
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