I’ve been keeping something from you guys for the past couple of weeks. I know I’m usually an open book. I try to share so many things as they happen because I know that in parenthood it’s empowering to feel less alone when you see others being vulnerable and living through the same experiences.
But I had a health scare and up until this past Wednesday , I was an absolute mess. I’m ok but it was beyond scary.
As many of you know, my mother is a breast cancer survivor and I am diligent about getting checked. Just two weeks ago I posted a picture in my pink hospital gown waiting to get my contrast MRI.
What you don’t know, is that evening I received a call from my doctor that they found something in my left breast in the MRI and I needed a biopsy. Since that call I have been walking around like a shell of myself, paralyzed by worry and fear.
I had the biopsy Monday, my results came in Tuesday afternoon and they scheduled me to come in Wednesday to find out what was going on.\
I have never been more terrified in my life.
Thank god it is NOTHING. Benign. I pretty much blacked out after I heard that word and hugged my husband and kids so damn hard.
Grateful is an understatement. It is not lost on me how fortunate I am but I will also never allow good outcomes to make me complacent with my yearly screenings.
Thank you to my husband, my mom and best friend for pretending not to be nervous when I knew they were absolute wrecks.
And very special thanks to my friend, Gila who was my voice of reason and dancing distraction during this whole ordeal. You are a queen.
Please get checked. Please don’t put these appointments off because of Covid or any other reason. Please be vigilant.
Read my full story in my latest for TODAY Parents
Read here: https://community.today.com/post/unpacking-the-mental-load-of-a-health-scare?fbclid=IwAR3i5O3CcPoBOo9Hd7HkZVmtfZLEmV6p2be1MfP5I_oiq0l9-dbjBBPIkJE