As you’re well aware of my family history from previous posts I have begun a series of cancer prevention appointments and building a team for any future decisions.
This year I have done the genetic screening, had my first mammogram (at 26) and two moles removed and biopsied for any cancerous cells. They were all nerve wracking but when it’s all okay to good news it makes the appointments and my decisions validation.
Recently I had two moles removed that looks rare, the process was quick and my doctor did a thorough body scan to make sure I’m okay. They first give you a numbing shot so when they remove them it doesn’t hurt, the shot has a 10-15 second sting but after that you are okay. They said the areas may ache or even feel like I had several paper cuts but honestly my imagination was far worse than what it really feels. The areas have begun to itch which means they are healing and it doesn’t hurt unless your fiancé accidently gives you a bear hug or a pat in the back or your dog try’s to lay on your face where the removal was.. That’s about the only times they actually bother me. I was told I would hear back in 5-7 days about the biopsy results but it was three days after the removal I received the call, my first call of a benign result. My heart skipped from joy of the results.
Ive never been so happy!
I took the day off so that I could make a couple doctors appointments and fit in some relaxation but I found that I haven’t sat down and put my feet up just yet.
I saw a dermatologist at 8:30am and I got home around 9:45a in which yes I finally did rest but not without walking my pup for the 2nd time that morning… Napped until 11:44a in which I got up and went to my dentist appointment.
Since then I went to the grocery store, washed dishes, made lasagna, washed those dishes and took my pup on two more walks. I was a very busy lady.
By the time the beau came home dinner was served and the dog has already taken 6 walks throughout the day so she was napping.
I finally sat back with my feet up at 7pm. Oh what an eventful day!!
So after much consideration, research and long talks with my fiancé and my family I have decided that I needed to begin caring for myself. I decided to seek a genetic testing counselor. My appointment is set for February. She will be going over testing information, my genetic risks from what I have informed them of and a plan for what I can do.
I am so glad that this is someone’s job as they can explain things more thoroughly than what I research online. I have been having such a tough time finding blogs about genetic testing and their results and reactions, now I can speak to someone about it. Discuss what I can do and what is covered under my insurance. I am nervous but very happy to have this available to me.
I will let you all know how it goes!