I just got back from a 17 day trip on Wednesday. (I'll write about that later.) Yesterday I went in to do pre-op for surgery on Monday. The surgery is for a lumpectomy in my left breast. Yup, breast cancer. The surgeon put me on an estrogen inhibitor well before I left on my trip in hopes of shrinking the tumor. It worked. Hopefully she won't find anything in the lymph nodes in surgery. I'm optimistic she won't. After surgery is radiation. A new experience. A friend who has been through it says there's nothing to it. My daughter is taking me in and will bring me home.
I hated going for mammograms. Now I recommend them to all my female friends. To you lady readers, too. And, by the way, men can get breast cancer also.