I just received my first mammogram since treatment. I am so relieved to say, everything is normal. Whoopie!!! I must admit though, I was actually terrified when I went in. Lately my breast has been pretty sore, thick and large. Does that make sense? The dr. called it thickening. I call it as close to a fake boob but still real. My right side is now a bit larger than it was before so all of those cute bras I have are cutting into my right breast now. Ugh! of course, I should look at the bright side, more shopping!
I was so glad my oncologist told me what to expect with this mammogram though, otherwise I might have lost it. He said because this is the first since finalizing treatment, it will be the most intense in order to create a new baseline. They did extra smashing, i mean imaging AND they had the radiologist come out to talk to me. I was hoping it was that cutie that did the procedure before my surgery, but no such luck. Whah! If I hadn't have known all of that was normal, that would've been super scary. BUT she came out and said everything is normal and to come back in a year. Wow, that seems a little long to me, luckily my oncologist is seeing me every 3 months.
June 2016: Little did I know how hard it would be to get my blonde back! You'd think in this day and age, coloring hair would be easier. My hair grew back very full, no grays, but very dark. I went to the hair dresser to get blonde. Apparently my hair was too short to highlight, so she did an all over color. To my misfortune, I left her chair with yellow hair!! OMG I felt like a clown. As I drove away crying, I told myself at least I have some hair, but that didn't last long. I really felt sorry for myself. I ended up contacting another hair dresser who was referred by a friend, and thank goodness, after seeing this picture, she got me in the next morning. Here is a before and after...
Geez, those are really crappy photos of me, but you can see the difference. The second gal gave me darker roots to make it look more natural and put a blue wash on me to tone down the yellow.
Now! here are some photos of my hair in September. I feel like I finally have a haircut! People have been commenting I look like Princess Diana. Huh! I wish! My roots are still very dark and hair is still very curly. I ended up changing my part onto the other side with this new hair. I must admit, short, curly hair is sooooo easy!
Hi! I'm Amy. I was diagnosed at 44 with