Disappointed

So much for being back to “normal”..   I went to Nicosia today to have my ultra sound scan on my boobs and they checked my scar and showed me a new lump.  They said it could be scar tissue, a left in stitch or a lymph node or recurrence.  He called for my radiologist Dr who had a good poke and feel and said rather than wait it out I should have an MRI as he found something dodgy around my rib cage. He said that that could be caused from the radiotherapy.

So at 330 I went for an MRI. They are scary. I didn’t take anyone with me as I thought it was just going to be a simple scan.   The chap though was very friendly and kind and I had to put on one of those robes that does not close on the back again. Darn things.  He put me through the tube and I panicked but after some deep breaths I was OK.  They are the noisiest things ever. Various stages of various noises for nearly half an hour and then an injection of fluid to make my vitals show up.     After what felt like ages I was allowed to leave.

Now I have to wait to hear the results which could come on Friday or Monday.  If they tell me over the phone then its good news. If they ask me to go see them, then its not as no one gives bad news over the telephone. Not doctors anyway.

So here I am hoping for good news, its nothing, its just a stitch, its scar tissue everything is normal. God please let it be normal..

MRI unit. A bed you lie on that goes completely into a tube with just your feet sticking out. Feels like an indian drum party around your head!!

Back to “normal”!

Well I am pretty much back to normal now. My armpit well and truly on the mend and pain is very minimal. I guess that’s to remind me I’m still alive! 🙂  I could have been lying in a hospital bed now with a drip in my arm instead feeling rather crap.

I’m going for a right boob scan this morning. I am hoping its all clear. But as I’ve found nothing myself I’m pretty sure all is well.

It has been a very strange time these past few months.  Being “normal” is strange for me. I go back to work tomorrow and I feel like I’ve been gone ages rather than just a couple of months.  So my first day back will be like starting a new job all over again until I get back into the routine. I’ve been there four years mind so it shouldn’t take me long to get the hang of it!  Although change isn’t my favourite thing I easily adapt to new environments. I wouldn’t have a baby if I didn’t!!

My son is the light of my life. Throughout this he has helped me the most.  Picking up from nursery after radiotherapy stopped me from ever feeling sad and recovering from my burns he kept me busy and took his first steps too! I love watching him walk now. Although tiring Its such an amazing accomplishment when your little ones start walking.  He’s getting very much like me.  Quite the tantrum if he doesn’t get what he wants haha

Did you know that whilst driving in your car you can get sunburned too! Just cause you think you are shaded in the car,  doesn’t mean you are safe.  My husband realised that. He will be more careful now.  I try to wear long skirts and protect myself on long drives.

I am hoping to organise a singathon or something along those lines to help spread awareness of malignant melanoma and raise money for PASYCAF who have helped me throughout all this.  So for those of you who live near by I will let you know so you can come and watch if you like.  I am also planning a night out to celebrate too! Whoop whoop!

Well, that’s it for me for now. Plus my latest and last armpit photo. Finally better. Yay for being better! 🙂

I will post again when I get results from scan.

Thank you for following my news! 🙂

Taken 30/08/10