This time last year, my right breast was huge.

I didn’t think much of it, as the imbalance first occurred during my five years of constant breast-feeding (including 8 months of breastfeeding both of our little ones).

As this CT scan image makes obvious, my right breast became the smaller of the two following my surgeries last fall.

I was told that radiation would make it even smaller — and I’m pretty sure it did.

In the past few of weeks, though, that right breast has ballooned right up to its pre-surgery size. Despite my chemo-induced menopause and my estrogen-gobbling tamoxifen.

And I’m scared. Scared enough to have cancer-dreams (of which I’d had almost none). Scared enough to bump my mammogram and ultrasound up to Tuesday and beg my oncologist for speedy viewing and reporting of my results.

Tuesday, September 7, will be Luba’s first day back to school and I’m certainly hoping to enjoy these last few free-range days.

Still, Tuesday (and the day I get my happy, happy results!) can’t get here fast enough.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • janice

    Remember to breath – deep cleansing breaths. I am sending you prayers, white light, thoughts of strength and health. Enjoy your long weekend and expect good news on Tuesday.nnLots of love.

  • Jay

    I’m so glad to hear you were able to bump up the tests. It’s all going to be okay and you’re going to be able to put your mind at ease very soon. Looking forward to hearing about those happy results too!

  • Andreeodonnell

    You are foremost in our minds this weekend. Our prayers are all being sent your way. Hang on.

  • Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Jay, Janice & Andree. I can’t wait to publish some happy, happy results

  • steve

    7 is lucky

  • Elizabeth Able

    I’ll be thinking of you.

  • Andrea Ross

    I hope so!

  • Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Elizabeth.

  • jennifer thibault

    Hi Andrea, I love keeping in touch with you with this blog, by the way! I read it everyday!nI am sending you good vibes, positive energy, and prayers…looking forward to the happy results on Tuesday! Keep positive girl, you are headed in the right direction!nlove, jen

  • Bergen Laura

    I’ll be waiting for Tues for what I am sure will be good news. Positive thoughts, vibes and hugs coming your way.

  • Anonymous

    Fingers crossed everythings fine :)

  • Sriram Venkataraman

    Dear Andrea, I am sure that you are getting better and better. Praying that everything will be ok.

  • Andrea

    Thank you, Sriram.

  • Andrea

    Thanks, Whit

  • Andrea

    Thank you, Laura.

  • Andrea

    Thank you, Jennifer. We missed you at our bash, last weekend.

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