Tomorrow is the Biopsy

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My stomach is in knots today thinking about my biopsy tomorrow.

I just got off the phone with the doctors office.  I was so beside myself when I was leaving the mammogram appointment that I asked all the WRONG questions and left with little to no answers.  I just wanted out of the office so I could let the flood gates open from my eyes.  I held those tears back with every ounce of strength I had.  They did give me a list of instructions…what to wear, what medicine not to take, how long the procedure would take, how to take care of my breast after the biopsy, etc.  They even said they would provide me with anxiety medicine if I wanted it…I think I’ll take them up on the offer!

The most important thing I forgot to ask, “When will I have results?”

The nurse I spoke to today told me that the office will be able to pretty much tell me right away if the cells look cancerous, but they will be sending the sample to have further testing and I should hear back in about a week.  I am not experiencing an ounce of relief knowing this, but it is good to know.

So, now I just wait and work and try and get through this day.  All the what if’s are racing through my head, I’ve even thought about removal if it comes to that.

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  1. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. <3

  2. I think our minds can only handle so much at one time. I can understand you not thinking of all the info to ask at once.
    Will be thinking and praying for you tomorrow. It is good to know you’ll have an idea about things tomorrow. Big virtual hugs

  3. I will be saying a prayer for you Courtney! So very scary…and all those unknowns! I actually got a call from my doctor today and I have to go back for a more diagnostic mammo on my right side. So I sit her on pins and needles wondering why. They say it wasn’t a clear picture.
    Thinking about you…keep us posted! :)

  4. Will be thinking about you tomorrow – definitely take them up on the anti-anxiety pills. Praying that it’s nothing but some nasty little cysts.

  5. I will be praying for peace for you, for a speedy recovery and most of all, normal results! Good luck!!

  6. I will be praying for you. And do take them up on the offer of the anti-anxiety medication, it will help! xoxo

  7. I am sending you a big hug and have been thinking about you. Be strong and stay positive. Praying that the results are negative. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  8. You know that you haven’t left my Prayers or my thoughts right?!? ;)
    Keeping Brad in there as well for his sanity’s sake ;)

    I don’t have to tell you what i hope for, because you already know, I don’t have to tell you I love ya, because you should know ;), all I can say is that no matter what, you know i am here, even if it’s to sob with relief afterwards on the phone, with no words at all… I’m here Courtney, always ;)

    This is why I am so excited to be on this mission, to help bring awareness, support, and end end someday to this stupid cancer…
    http://www.adventuresofamilitaryfamilyof8.com/2012/08/honored-excited-to-have-been-invited.html

  9. Saying prayers for you, Courtney!

  10. Anna Marie says:

    Stumbled upon your blog through a Pinterest post. What an epic time in your life! I will be keeping you in my prayers. I also really love the photo you used on this page …did you take it? When you are feeling better, and past this trying time in your life, I would like to see if I could gain permission for the rights to paint it. For now, may God bless you with His peace that passes all understanding, a successful surgery and a good prognosis!

    • Courtney R says:

      Hi Anne Marie!
      Thank you for reaching out! I did take this photo and I’d be honored for you to paint it! Please share the painting when you finish it!!!

  11. Anna Marie says:

    Thank you, Courtney! It may take me a while to get to it, but I promise I will contact you. Bless you!

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