Saturday, March 23, 2013


I will never underestimate the power of my yearly 'routine' mammogram again.  Two suspicious areas, an ultrasound, more films taken and a sterotactic left breast biopsy and MRI done this past week have uncovered DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) and a high risk papilloma.  My poor left breast is very unhappy.  The sterotactic biopsy was most unpleasant on several levels.

So now I am on a new journey of education and decisions.  Thank goodness for the internet!!  Easy to get information, some of it very good and some eye rollingly over the top for me.   I've started to make my long list of questions for my surgeon with the help of family and friends who have been wonderfully supportive, and we've only just begun.

I vow to keep my sense of humor, eat well, get plenty of sleep and at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, as well as a goodly amount of time knitting/crocheting/spinning or quilting because that is good for my soul.  Oh, and reading.  Can't forget that.

And laugh!!  This photo was taken on our last night in Porto Portugal...I had just set the timer on my camera, ran to sit back down, and this seagull runs up to the camera, pecks at the lens, and steals the scene.  I know, you had to be there to appreciate the humor but we were in hysterics, fueled by copious amounts of wine, over this photo.


  1. Oh gosh, Missy! My fingers are permanently crossed for you and your family. I wish you great strength throughout your journey ahead.

    1. Thank you dear Chawnee...I can feel the love : )

  2. It sounds like you have a good attitude and lots of support. I'm thinking of you and wishing you well.

  3. Thanks Julie, lots of great support form family and friends : )

  4. Wow...I am not sure what all this means but I am sure you will get all the answers you need. I can sense a calmness mixed with determination. Wishing you the best outcome!

  5. yes, your boob is in good to speak. we'll keep you laughing and taken care of. xoxo

  6. Thank you sister...just remember, cashmere ; )