March 7th, 2012


Health news

Now that my family is all informed I can post this on LJ.

I found a lump in my right breast on the morning of February 23rd. I called my family doctor and told the receptionist the reason I wanted an appointment; she got me in just before lunch. The doctor could not find the lump, but he sent me for a mammogram. I managed to get the mammogram the next morning at 8am.

The results came back last week: two cysts of fat necrosis that is calcifying, most likely caused by damage from previous surgery. Nothing to worry about, but they will redo the tests in 12 to 18 months to check for changes.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that my blood pressure has gone down from 148/96 to 117/82 over the past three months. Two things I can think might have made the difference are moving closer to work, friends, and family as well as stopping using Aspirin and Ibuprofen (on the advice of my doctor).

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