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Hi there,

I'm going in for a biopsy today of a large lump in my armpit...which has start to spread (I think) to my collar bone area. I have had this enlarged lymph node for over 2 years, and it has never really gone away.

I'm nervous about lymphoma...

...scared about what having cancer could mean for this pregnancy and my family.

My brother is battling Hodgkins right now, and I figured it was better to figure out what is going on with my body, rather than to continue to worry about it and simultaneously put my head in the sand.

I'm nervous about the appointment...not for me, but because I have to leave DD at home with some family friends who she isn't very familiar with (moved to new city recently)....she doesn't like DH right now, so I hope it goes OK with our generous, last-minute babysitters.

anyways, I just had to share some my anxiety, since no one here (except DH) knows about the appointment....and he's out of town for work...and I don't want to let him know how anxious/worried I am.

lift us up in your prayers,
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That is a lot to be anxious about. Try to keep your chin up.
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geo_girl, I'm praying all goes well. Please keep us updated.
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hugs i will be praying that everything is ohh ok for u and ur brother

and i hope ur little girl does ohh ok at the baby sitters

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Thank you ladies for the instant support!

for some reason that makes me want to break down & have a cry...but I can't...have to get the place decent/ready for the babysitters, and I don't want DD to see me upset (she's only 19 months).

I'll let you know how it went when I get back.

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Thinking about you!
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I hope so much for you that the results are reassuring and that you quickly find a supporting and loving community in your new home.
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Sending you lots of prayers and positivity. You're so strong to be worried about others when you have so much on your plate. Hoping DD has a blast with her new sitter. Keep us posted when you can and we're all rooting for you :

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I hope everything goes well. Please keep us posted.
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...just got home.

DD did terrific with her loving babysitters! They had a wonderful time in the park playing with dogs, picking flowers, blowing bubbles, and enjoying the sun.

My appointment was fine. I met with the Dr., and he agreed that the lump requires further investigation...starting with an ultrasound on Friday, and then another appointment with him on Tuesday.

...this ultrasound is our 18 week appointment (very exciting), and also looking at the lump (not-so-exciting)...

I'm glad that DD did so well, and that the ball is rolling.
Thank you for all of your support, and I'll keep you all up to date.
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I'm sure everything will be fine. You just relax and take it one step at a time.

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Thinking about you...may that upcoming ultrasound be nothing but good news!
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Adding my prayers into the mix. Wishing you good health and wellbeing.

Hang in there.

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....disappointing news on the ultrasound...

turns out they totally overbooked, and I can't get an ultrasound appointment until March 19th...almost 2 weeks away!

I was pretty peeved about the whole thing. DH had to take the morning off of work to babysit DD, and he is SUPER busy at work these days...

bummer...

thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers, it means alot,
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that's terrible! Now you have to wait and wonder :

Still thinking of you and your family and praying for you, keep us updated mama.

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....so the ultrasound is next week Wednesday.

I'm trying not to think about it too much, and just go on with life 'as usual'.

...and then the Dr. is going on vacation! Which means it will be another 2 weeks until the appointment to review the results of the ultrasound.

oh well, not much else I can do!

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Hope all is well with you and they didn't find anything.
Update us!

We are praying for you
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You have been on my mind lately -- we never heard back from you -- I hope all is well.

Sending good vibes your way
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Mama our thoughts are with you. :
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