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Hi there,<br><br>
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.<br><br>
I'm nervous about lymphoma...<br><br>
...scared about what having cancer could mean for this pregnancy and my family.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
lift us up in your prayers,<br>
charlene
 

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That is a lot to be anxious about. Try to keep your chin up.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">:
 

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hugs i will be praying that everything is ohh ok for u and ur brother<br><br>
and i hope ur little girl does ohh ok at the baby sitters
 

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Thank you ladies for the instant support!<br><br>
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).<br><br>
I'll let you know how it went when I get back.<br><br>
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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">:
 

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...just got home.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
...this ultrasound is our 18 week appointment (very exciting), and also looking at the lump (not-so-exciting)...<br><br>
I'm glad that DD did so well, and that the ball is rolling.<br>
Thank you for all of your support, and I'll keep you all up to date.<br>
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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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