The Happiest Start to 2009!

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a fun, safe, New Year's celebration.

I am so glad to begin 2009.  Primarily because 2007 and 2008 sucked.  

Just for the hell of it, here's another look at the Laguna sunset for you from Tuesday evening.

IMG_1687

Can you believe those colors?  It was spectacular!

IMG_1701

Well, I have wonderful, wonderful news.  What better way to start a new year, than with great news?

I went for my biopsy on Wednesday.  AND, I'm perfectly fine!  Everything came back free and clear of ALL bad stuff.  Thank God!

The biopsy itself was uncomfortable, but not too bad.  I've been through so much medical stuff, the pain from the biopsy was mild in comparison.  The female doctor was fantastic.  Her assistant was also female.  

The assistant has worked at the breast center for 10 years.  She's 43 and recently found a lump in her own breast.  She had a double mastectomy and is still bald from going through chemo.  She held my bum arm for me so tenderly during the procedure.  The fact she could show me so much compassion when she has gone through so much herself touched me to no end.

Apparently I had a cluster of three little lumps.  They didn't look like cysts on the mammogram or ultrasound.  During the biopsy, however, they realized all three WERE cysts.  They drained them, gave me an all clear and that was it.  Well, other than a sore boob afterwards.  I stayed home and rested (on pain meds) for New Year's Eve.  Even though I was confident of the results, the sense of relief is an awesome start to 2009! 

108 Responses to “The Happiest Start to 2009!”

  1. Pam in NZ

    There you go, told you so! Seriously, that’s such great news to start the year with, I’m happy for you.

  2. Pam in NZ

    There you go, told you so! Seriously, that’s such great news to start the year with, I’m happy for you.

  3. Pam in NZ

    There you go, told you so! Seriously, that’s such great news to start the year with, I’m happy for you.

  4. Kristan

    YAAAAY! Omg best news ever! I was so worried you had jinxed yourself yesterday. [breathes a BIG sigh of relief] I’m so so happy for you. 🙂

  5. Kristan

    YAAAAY! Omg best news ever! I was so worried you had jinxed yourself yesterday. [breathes a BIG sigh of relief] I’m so so happy for you. 🙂

  6. Kristan

    YAAAAY! Omg best news ever! I was so worried you had jinxed yourself yesterday. [breathes a BIG sigh of relief] I’m so so happy for you. 🙂

  7. Jan

    Now, that’s a way to start a new year!
    For my biopsy they put me out and when I woke up I had an inch and a half cut on my boob that hurt for months. Mostly because it was sensitive to cold and the factory I work in the temp is usually in the low 40s.
    I’m glad they realized how tender your arm is.
    I had a boyfriend that was in a motorcycle accident and his shoulder was completely broken and shoved way down. Well, when he went in for an ex-ray a few weeks later the ex-ray tech in trying to get him in the right position grabbed him by his shoulder and pulled and broke it again! Sometimes I don’t think they are actually thinking about what they are doing.
    Now we can all breath easier and have fun reading about what you are doing in PT.

  8. Jan

    Now, that’s a way to start a new year!
    For my biopsy they put me out and when I woke up I had an inch and a half cut on my boob that hurt for months. Mostly because it was sensitive to cold and the factory I work in the temp is usually in the low 40s.
    I’m glad they realized how tender your arm is.
    I had a boyfriend that was in a motorcycle accident and his shoulder was completely broken and shoved way down. Well, when he went in for an ex-ray a few weeks later the ex-ray tech in trying to get him in the right position grabbed him by his shoulder and pulled and broke it again! Sometimes I don’t think they are actually thinking about what they are doing.
    Now we can all breath easier and have fun reading about what you are doing in PT.

  9. Jan

    Now, that’s a way to start a new year!
    For my biopsy they put me out and when I woke up I had an inch and a half cut on my boob that hurt for months. Mostly because it was sensitive to cold and the factory I work in the temp is usually in the low 40s.
    I’m glad they realized how tender your arm is.
    I had a boyfriend that was in a motorcycle accident and his shoulder was completely broken and shoved way down. Well, when he went in for an ex-ray a few weeks later the ex-ray tech in trying to get him in the right position grabbed him by his shoulder and pulled and broke it again! Sometimes I don’t think they are actually thinking about what they are doing.
    Now we can all breath easier and have fun reading about what you are doing in PT.

  10. phhhst

    Oh, I’m so happy and relieved for you. A very happy new year to you 24. So glad to have met you this year.
    Here’s to a wonderful 2009!

  11. phhhst

    Oh, I’m so happy and relieved for you. A very happy new year to you 24. So glad to have met you this year.
    Here’s to a wonderful 2009!

  12. phhhst

    Oh, I’m so happy and relieved for you. A very happy new year to you 24. So glad to have met you this year.
    Here’s to a wonderful 2009!

  13. Jan

    Oh, HOORAY FOR YOU!!! You couldn’t have given us all a better New Year’s gift! When I read this I screamed, and scared Beloved to death; when he asked me what was wrong, I said, “Nothing!! Suzanne’s biopsy came back normal!”
    He said, “Tell 24@Heart we’re glad for her.”
    You’re on a first name basis with everyone at the Sushi Bar. Ha!
    Oh, and aren’t you glad there’s *something* normal about you? 😛

  14. Jan

    Oh, HOORAY FOR YOU!!! You couldn’t have given us all a better New Year’s gift! When I read this I screamed, and scared Beloved to death; when he asked me what was wrong, I said, “Nothing!! Suzanne’s biopsy came back normal!”
    He said, “Tell 24@Heart we’re glad for her.”
    You’re on a first name basis with everyone at the Sushi Bar. Ha!
    Oh, and aren’t you glad there’s *something* normal about you? 😛

  15. Jan

    Oh, HOORAY FOR YOU!!! You couldn’t have given us all a better New Year’s gift! When I read this I screamed, and scared Beloved to death; when he asked me what was wrong, I said, “Nothing!! Suzanne’s biopsy came back normal!”
    He said, “Tell 24@Heart we’re glad for her.”
    You’re on a first name basis with everyone at the Sushi Bar. Ha!
    Oh, and aren’t you glad there’s *something* normal about you? 😛

  16. Jeanne P

    I was happy to read your good news! Have been thinking of you alot over the holidays and hoping you would receive good news. Celebrate!

  17. Jeanne P

    I was happy to read your good news! Have been thinking of you alot over the holidays and hoping you would receive good news. Celebrate!

  18. Jeanne P

    I was happy to read your good news! Have been thinking of you alot over the holidays and hoping you would receive good news. Celebrate!

  19. thistle

    Yay!!…now on with the celebrations. Hoping you have a wonderful 2009…it’s time for a great one!

  20. thistle

    Yay!!…now on with the celebrations. Hoping you have a wonderful 2009…it’s time for a great one!

  21. thistle

    Yay!!…now on with the celebrations. Hoping you have a wonderful 2009…it’s time for a great one!

  22. DebrAbby

    OOPsies nothing like messing up a posting. This is fabulous news. I have been thinking and praying for these results for you. Great way to begin 2009. No more medical worries, now it’s time to concentrate on yourself and some fun!

  23. DebrAbby

    OOPsies nothing like messing up a posting. This is fabulous news. I have been thinking and praying for these results for you. Great way to begin 2009. No more medical worries, now it’s time to concentrate on yourself and some fun!

  24. DebrAbby

    OOPsies nothing like messing up a posting. This is fabulous news. I have been thinking and praying for these results for you. Great way to begin 2009. No more medical worries, now it’s time to concentrate on yourself and some fun!

  25. CourtneyRyan

    Oh YaY! This is fabulous news. I’m so happy for you!
    I can only hope everyone receives their own bit of good news in the coming days/weeks/month/sometime this year!
    Hooray!

  26. CourtneyRyan

    Oh YaY! This is fabulous news. I’m so happy for you!
    I can only hope everyone receives their own bit of good news in the coming days/weeks/month/sometime this year!
    Hooray!

  27. CourtneyRyan

    Oh YaY! This is fabulous news. I’m so happy for you!
    I can only hope everyone receives their own bit of good news in the coming days/weeks/month/sometime this year!
    Hooray!

  28. emmysuh

    I’m so happy to hear that all turned out well! What a great start to the new year!

  29. emmysuh

    I’m so happy to hear that all turned out well! What a great start to the new year!

  30. emmysuh

    I’m so happy to hear that all turned out well! What a great start to the new year!

  31. Midlife Slices

    I expected nothing less but I’m glad you got the results so there is no question. My biopsy was done right there that same day (they were so worried) and I was awake and alone but it wasn’t bad. Just a little soreness but nothing that required meds. Now the surgery to remove said lumps…..was a different story. Maybe I’ll post about it. 🙂

  32. Midlife Slices

    I expected nothing less but I’m glad you got the results so there is no question. My biopsy was done right there that same day (they were so worried) and I was awake and alone but it wasn’t bad. Just a little soreness but nothing that required meds. Now the surgery to remove said lumps…..was a different story. Maybe I’ll post about it. 🙂

  33. Midlife Slices

    I expected nothing less but I’m glad you got the results so there is no question. My biopsy was done right there that same day (they were so worried) and I was awake and alone but it wasn’t bad. Just a little soreness but nothing that required meds. Now the surgery to remove said lumps…..was a different story. Maybe I’ll post about it. 🙂

  34. goodfather

    WHEW!!!! You can’t imagine how relived I am. Well, actually you probably can ;). Great, great news to start off the year.
    I wishing you the very best New Year! 2009’s gotta be better, right? 😉
    p.s., Literally laughed my ass off at your ‘Twenty Four At Heat’ comment. I’m assless.

  35. goodfather

    WHEW!!!! You can’t imagine how relived I am. Well, actually you probably can ;). Great, great news to start off the year.
    I wishing you the very best New Year! 2009’s gotta be better, right? 😉
    p.s., Literally laughed my ass off at your ‘Twenty Four At Heat’ comment. I’m assless.

  36. goodfather

    WHEW!!!! You can’t imagine how relived I am. Well, actually you probably can ;). Great, great news to start off the year.
    I wishing you the very best New Year! 2009’s gotta be better, right? 😉
    p.s., Literally laughed my ass off at your ‘Twenty Four At Heat’ comment. I’m assless.

  37. Kelly

    Fantastic! I feel so relieved. I can’t imagine how great you must feel. I couldn’t bare to think of you going through any more!

  38. Kelly

    Fantastic! I feel so relieved. I can’t imagine how great you must feel. I couldn’t bare to think of you going through any more!

  39. Kelly

    Fantastic! I feel so relieved. I can’t imagine how great you must feel. I couldn’t bare to think of you going through any more!

  40. job

    Ya–hoooooo!
    Happy New Year!
    And how very nice that you had a really positive encounter with the medical profession. After all you’ve been through, that seems only fair.
    Hugs!

  41. job

    Ya–hoooooo!
    Happy New Year!
    And how very nice that you had a really positive encounter with the medical profession. After all you’ve been through, that seems only fair.
    Hugs!

  42. job

    Ya–hoooooo!
    Happy New Year!
    And how very nice that you had a really positive encounter with the medical profession. After all you’ve been through, that seems only fair.
    Hugs!

  43. Lorna

    Wonderful that you could find out the very day of the biopsy and didn’t have to wait for results! Best news you could have. So happy for you.

  44. Lorna

    Wonderful that you could find out the very day of the biopsy and didn’t have to wait for results! Best news you could have. So happy for you.

  45. Lorna

    Wonderful that you could find out the very day of the biopsy and didn’t have to wait for results! Best news you could have. So happy for you.

  46. Joanne

    YAY! wes all knew you were fine, but that so easy to say after good news comes. I have been worried for you, and every day backed off sending a “where are you?” email. So happy you have resurfaced intact!!!! Happy New Year Indeed
    (ps, I got some good news too,go read)

  47. Joanne

    YAY! wes all knew you were fine, but that so easy to say after good news comes. I have been worried for you, and every day backed off sending a “where are you?” email. So happy you have resurfaced intact!!!! Happy New Year Indeed
    (ps, I got some good news too,go read)

  48. Joanne

    YAY! wes all knew you were fine, but that so easy to say after good news comes. I have been worried for you, and every day backed off sending a “where are you?” email. So happy you have resurfaced intact!!!! Happy New Year Indeed
    (ps, I got some good news too,go read)

  49. Joanne

    Now how’s this for weirdness? I just said I had missed you, because my feed had not been updating your posts, so I had not seen a single thing for over a week, now I find you have been posting all along! go figure, oh well, let me go and catch up with your goings on.

  50. Joanne

    Now how’s this for weirdness? I just said I had missed you, because my feed had not been updating your posts, so I had not seen a single thing for over a week, now I find you have been posting all along! go figure, oh well, let me go and catch up with your goings on.

  51. Joanne

    Now how’s this for weirdness? I just said I had missed you, because my feed had not been updating your posts, so I had not seen a single thing for over a week, now I find you have been posting all along! go figure, oh well, let me go and catch up with your goings on.

  52. ballerinatoes

    I am so happy for you! And that is so awesome that they had results for you immediately! I seem to remember having to wait 3 or 4 days , wherein I continued to freak. Also awesome that you had such caring healthcare folk. 2009 will be better than last year! (your words, not mine, 😉

  53. ballerinatoes

    I am so happy for you! And that is so awesome that they had results for you immediately! I seem to remember having to wait 3 or 4 days , wherein I continued to freak. Also awesome that you had such caring healthcare folk. 2009 will be better than last year! (your words, not mine, 😉

  54. ballerinatoes

    I am so happy for you! And that is so awesome that they had results for you immediately! I seem to remember having to wait 3 or 4 days , wherein I continued to freak. Also awesome that you had such caring healthcare folk. 2009 will be better than last year! (your words, not mine, 😉

  55. Donna in VA

    I honestly let out a sigh of relief for you. I can just imagine how you felt.
    I remember how I felt. Mine wasn’t my boob though. It was my neck. I have a lovely gaping chunk missing from one side of my turkey neck (doc wouldn’t just take the rest of my turkey neck while he was in there – bastard) because I had this bizarre tumor growing making my neck resemble the Elephant Man. Doc said he was “certain” it was cancer, but it turned out to be some nasty rockhard tumor. The relief was crazy wild.
    I’m truly happy that you had good news. I hope the rest of your year is filled with nothing but good news.

  56. Donna in VA

    I honestly let out a sigh of relief for you. I can just imagine how you felt.
    I remember how I felt. Mine wasn’t my boob though. It was my neck. I have a lovely gaping chunk missing from one side of my turkey neck (doc wouldn’t just take the rest of my turkey neck while he was in there – bastard) because I had this bizarre tumor growing making my neck resemble the Elephant Man. Doc said he was “certain” it was cancer, but it turned out to be some nasty rockhard tumor. The relief was crazy wild.
    I’m truly happy that you had good news. I hope the rest of your year is filled with nothing but good news.

  57. Donna in VA

    I honestly let out a sigh of relief for you. I can just imagine how you felt.
    I remember how I felt. Mine wasn’t my boob though. It was my neck. I have a lovely gaping chunk missing from one side of my turkey neck (doc wouldn’t just take the rest of my turkey neck while he was in there – bastard) because I had this bizarre tumor growing making my neck resemble the Elephant Man. Doc said he was “certain” it was cancer, but it turned out to be some nasty rockhard tumor. The relief was crazy wild.
    I’m truly happy that you had good news. I hope the rest of your year is filled with nothing but good news.

  58. Tricia

    Yea!!! This is the best New Year’s post I’ve read!! Wishing you all sorts of good news for 2009.

  59. Tricia

    Yea!!! This is the best New Year’s post I’ve read!! Wishing you all sorts of good news for 2009.

  60. Tricia

    Yea!!! This is the best New Year’s post I’ve read!! Wishing you all sorts of good news for 2009.

  61. Sandra

    YIPEEEEEEE!!!!! That kind of news deserves a special dance.

  62. Sandra

    YIPEEEEEEE!!!!! That kind of news deserves a special dance.

  63. Sandra

    YIPEEEEEEE!!!!! That kind of news deserves a special dance.

  64. jill prettyman

    glad everything is fine, now if you could just get back the few years that worrying about it took off. the pic’s from Laguna are beautiful. Its my favorite place on earth!!!

  65. jill prettyman

    glad everything is fine, now if you could just get back the few years that worrying about it took off. the pic’s from Laguna are beautiful. Its my favorite place on earth!!!

  66. jill prettyman

    glad everything is fine, now if you could just get back the few years that worrying about it took off. the pic’s from Laguna are beautiful. Its my favorite place on earth!!!

×

Comments are closed.