I ended up having to have the "cysts" on the left side of my chest biopsied. Since Felice works at the St. Al's breast care center I asked her to be in the room with me. That helped so much because she kept me laughing etc. I had gone in expecting to drain the cysts so I was a bit taken a back when the doc said she just wanted to go ahead and biopsy them. They told me to expect the results around 3:00 the next day.
At 9:30 the next morning Felice called me saying I needed to call the doc because she has my results already. This sent fear through me. Felice said the doc couldn't tell her the results but did smile at Felice basically letting her know it was okay. I called Dr. Koffman right away. She said it was just fatty nercosis - basically dead cells that have hardened up since they have lost their blood supply. Apparenlty they appear very similar to tumors on ultrasounds so you can never be too careful. WHEW!!!
The next day I left for Arizona with my mom to visit my sister and we celebrated my clean results. More on that trip on another post. I didn't realize the stress these tests have put on me. I seemed to be dealing with them okay but afterward I realized I was eating more than normal and not healthy stuff and I had not been working out much. I can't allow these tests to throw me off track because I know they are going to keep coming up throughout the rest of my life. As long as they stay clean I know I can handle it!