- My abnormal mammogram: I'm happy to report that the TaTas are OK! Yesterday I had a diagnostic mammogram, during which they took additional images of my right breast. The radiologist read the film while I waited, and I was told all was well. The area of density they were concerned about was described as an "overlap of normal breast tissue" that had appeared on the first images. I was sent on my way with a clean bill of health. And of course reminded to do my monthly self-exams and continue to get annual screening mammograms. THANK YOU for your outpouring of concern and support!
- My daughter's silence: Yesterday our daughter also had her 18 month wellness visit. During which my husband and I discussed her mostly non-verbal state with the nurse practitioner. Who did recommend that DD be seen by a speech therapist. Overall, she did not feel there was any reason to be concerned. (And we are not.) It's just a precaution. The woman literally sat with her mouth agape and eyes as wide as saucers as DD correctly identified letters and swept her hand across words from left to right as they were read. "There are four and five year olds who can't do that," she exclaimed.
So on the second point, I guess I'll have to follow up again somewhere down the line. And I will.
You know, I've never met the majority of the people who read and comment on my blog, but I feel like you are my friends. I sincerely mean that. Thank you for taking time out of your own busy lives to read about mine. And for offering support, understanding and humorous anecdotes.
I feel like I have my own personal cheering section, rooting me on. If I succeed, you are there to celebrate with me. If I stumble, you offer an arm up and an encouraging word. Maybe it's more like my own personal support group. Whatever you want to call it, I think it is amazing.