It’s been a tense three weeks, I won’t lie. I haven’t had a hinky mammogram in a long, long time, but the cancer, she runs in the fambly, so yeah. A tense three weeks.
Fortunately, I could afford the followup mammo (considered non-essential by my insurance, therefore not covered like the grudgingly-and-for-now covered annual one) and ultrasound (ditto). Got them today, and got the ALL-CLEAR, baby.
But yeah, hard to feel 100% awesome about this when you look at the numbers and realize that you are one of a very, very fortunate, privileged few.
Me. Wildly privileged.
Happy holidays, everyone. I hope that they find you and your loved ones well, or, at the very least, well cared for.
P.S. Yes, that is a goddamned chandelier in the x-ray room. There’s one in every one of the goddamned xray rooms, and all through the halls. The place is lousy with goddamned chandeliers. Swimmin’ pools! Movie stars! Jesus H. Jumping Christ on a Bedazzled Pogo Stick.
UPDATE! The link MJ shared in the comments (to Christina Applegate’s Right Action for Women org, which advocates for appropriate screening/mgmt. of women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancers) does work. But so it’s handier, here it is again. And above. Can’t link too often to advocates for lady-health!