An update - my friend was seen by the doctors. She wrote a beautiful post today that I've copied below.
If you have words of comfort to share, would you please visit her at her blog?
Thanks so much everyone.
The Night Before
Monday June 25th 2007, 10:15 am
The night before my biopsy
I didn't sleep at all.
The day before my biopsy
We went to the beach and
Dug in the salty sand
Two days before my biopsy
We picked blueberries at the farm
Cuddled one another close
And the baby cut his first tooth
Three days before the biopsy
I saw a doctor, and I saw a nurse
They said "I don't like the looks of this"
We went for a mammogram, an ultrasound
And took care of business like we take care of the children
Four days before my biopsy
I was tired of waiting for my appointment
My breast swelled, and I noticed that it was warm
The skin had thickened and grown ugly
One side was tender and a little lumpy
So I called a nurse at the Cancer Center
Five days before my biopsy
I tried not to think about what I had been feeling
For I had been worried about my mom-in-law
Newly diagnosed with cancer (Stage II)
We had all been trying to lift her spirits
With calls, little gifts, and funny anecdotes
Six days before my biopsy
I took the children to the park
We laughed, we played, we had a snack
Just an ordinary day - except that when
I lifted the boys, my right arm twinged
And I had to put them down
Seven days before my biopsy
I tried not to think about it
And really, I didn't, because
There was no reason to worry
Eight days before my biopsy
My obstetrician took a look and said
"I don't like the looks of this."
And he sent me to a specialist
Nine days before my biopsy
I called my O.B. and told him I was worried
But I wasn't much
Ten days before my biopsy
My breast felt funny.