Never had one? It's fairly quick and painless. You know how they raise cars up on a hydraulic car lift when it needs a repair? I was laying face down on a table just like that. It's only afterwards that there's a bit of soreness and swelling. I think they tell you to take it easy for a reason and if you're not one to abide by the advice of a medical professional and continue about your DIY tasks, you'll feel it days later. One squishy. One tender slightly larger rock. I'm assuming appearance and feeling will be back to normal with healing time.
I honestly was a little too busy to freak out or worry much. The Haven Conference kept my mind totally occupied. There really is no sense in getting sick over the unknown when an answer is right around the corner. I kept busy. Besides, even if I were to follow in the footsteps of mom and my sister, there is no option but to join their exclusive club, accept it and move forward.
It only took two days for the pathology turn around time and I'm happy to announce that I'm sporting a benign result! Hurray! Now I claim I wasn't worried but you can imagine how my day was suddenly flooded with relief. A huge weight was lifted from my shoulders and I found myself exhausted...stress even when we're not aware of it can be quite the mental work out. I guess the subconscious mind might have been a little more freaked out than my outward conscious appearance let on. But Hallelujah! I can continue supporting and encouraging my sister during her treatment by sitting in the visitor's chair rather than the recliner next to her in the chemotherapy room.
SO: Please remember to schedule a yearly mammogram and exam. Until last year, breast cancer was not in our family medical history either and this is one of those things you want caught early or confirmed clear!