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I finally made it to biopsy day. I started the day with a haircut to get ready for the cruise next week and did a little shopping. Then lunch with Tom who was working from home. Glad I had a busy morning to keep my mind occupied. I didn’t sleep well last night. This morning was full of text messages with scripture and encouragement from friends. 🙂

The biopsy hurt a lot more than I thought it would. The lidocaine they gave me for the local didn’t get deep enough into the tumor and the first needle REALLY hurt. She injected more lidocaine through the needle which took some of the pain away after a few minutes. The second biopsy on the swollen lymph node only hurt when they were numbing it. The biopsy pieces were the size of grains of rice.

After the biopsy I sat in pain waiting for a “gentle” mammogram to make sure they placed the little metal markers in the right place, in case they need to see where they took the biopsy at a later date. By the time we got to the car, I was almost in tears from the pain. I took Tylenol right away and by the time we got home (about 30 minutes) the pain was much better.

My cousin met the girls at the bus stop and stayed for a while, which was a great distraction. The rest of the night went well. The girls don’t seem to know anything is going on, which I’m glad for. Although S did say the other day that she thought I was being very mean last week. 🙁

Now we wait 3-4 business days for the results. I’ve been nauseous off and on all day. It’s 10:47. I’d love to be able to go to sleep soon.

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