[Elfsea] Medical results

Lisa Duke arabella at elfsea.net
Thu Jul 24 14:45:15 PDT 2003

Greetings to all of you,
Boy I really cherish good news these days.  Last Thursday I was at
Zale-Lipshy hospital in Dallas having an extraction biopsy on my left
breast.  Terrified I was about the results of the pathology report I'd have
to wait a week.  I found out yesterday that what they removed was benign.
The pathology report called the tissue a fat necrosis, fibrosis and
microscopic pseudocyst.  I thank God.  It's out and I don't have to watch it
or keep track of a little hard thing that might grow.

To all of my female friends.  Have your mammograms done regularly.  Do self
exams monthly.  I thought I knew how to do them ... I was wrong.  This lump
was found by my doctor.  Yes it was very small, about 4mm.  But I should
have found it.  Get instructions from your doctor.

The American Cancer Institute now recommends women have Mammograms beginning
at age 40.  I began having mammograms at 30 when I was told I have fibrous
tissue at 26.

I am very glad I've been keeping on top of my health.  I had what was inside
my breast removed and will continue to follow up yearly.  This plan is
always better than the alternative.

HL Arabella
"Never pass up an opportunity to say nothing.  If you need to say something
do it in private."
Foster Protégé to Sir Pendaran Glamorgan

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