They are benign!

Good news! Those pesky breast lumps turned out to be benign cysts! I expected/hoped/prayed this would be the case but it's still a relief to have the pathology report. Further good news is that the surgeon was able to remove all of the invaders. (Take that you little monsters!) They won't be bothering me again.

We thought that they would be cysts, but nothing is ever for sure until the biopsy results are back. The real problem is that my family history isn't so benign. My mom had breast cancer and so did a series of aunts and cousins. Many of my relatives have had various types of cancer. So, it didn't really come as a surprise that I would eventually find lumps. However, just because it wasn't a surprise doesn't mean that I wasn't delighted to have the results in hand! I am happy indeed.

So what does this mean? Ladies, it means getting the ta-ta's checked on a regular basis. I will make sure to get the mammograms done on a regular schedule and follow the doctor's advice. It also means celebrating the diagnosis.

So what am I going to do to celebrate?

How about by buying some stuffed animals to help abused or neglected kids? The MLK club at college is collecting them. I think picking up a  could of animals for them is a great way to acerbate. How about you?