All is well.

The doctor assures me that the lumps are absolutely no problem at all. She has a number of theories involving muscle, tendon, scar tissue etc and has ordered an ultrasound, just to be safe.


Yes, I’m a certifiable hypochondriac. And, yes, this very good news is worth the hours of teasing that Mark is currently enjoying.

Thank you for your good, good vibes.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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.

  • WOOHOO is right! This holiday season brings about even more reasons to celebrate.nnBTW, for those who don’t understand the photo of me, I was joking that Andrea had tried knocking out my teeth because of my relentless teasing. The good news is I’d worked in a battery of Arrested Development references. Is there any situation for which AD doesn’t have an appropriate quote???!

  • Mark, stop licking your hand, you horse’s ass.

  • Oh man! That’s brilliant.

  • Jay

    Hurray!! I’m so thrilled to hear your good news. Looking forward to celebrating tomorrow!

  • Andrea just said “Now I’ll stop complaining about the pain in my arm; just don’t forget I have it!”

  • Ginny

    YIPPIE!! What wonderful news before Christmas 🙂 Happy dance for you guys! Happy Holidays!!

  • Cousin Betti

    YAY!!!!!!! So very glad to hear this news and also sorry that you had to go through such a hellish week of worry. Celebratation time for you!! Lots of love, Betti xoxo

  • steve


  • Mark, Bob, Jay, Ginny, Betti and Steve: Thank you for your support, your good vibes, your humour and your congratulations.nnI am so happy to have this fabulous news that I only feel mildly humiliated to have once again exposed my hypochondria.nnIt’s completely surprising to me that after 44 years with my extremely predictable and stable body — and more 14 months after my surgeries — lumps can just sprout up like that and be completely harmless. But I’m not complaining. I’m glad to be alive.n

  • Certifiable hypochondriac? You are in good company.nnWhat an image of Mark!!

  • Dear Andrea, great relief to know that the lump is harmless. God is great. Please don’t think of it as hypochondria. Such things can’t be ignored, especially as it comes in the heels of the cancer treatment. Take good care of your health. BTW, I thought Mark was whistling (as we do in movie theatre sometimes), upon hearing the good news.

  • Sheree Fitch

    relief from grief faith love belief xoxox

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  • Gbialecki1295

    Great news Andrea! So happy to hear! Love Tracy xoxo

  • janice

    Ok, now you can go ahead and enjoy Christmas, damn it!!

  • Andree O’Donnell

    I was so relieved to get this blog post! THANK GOODNESS…we are so happy for you. I hope you will enjoy your Christmas now. I plan on truly appreciating mine this year. Thanks.

  • Thank you so much, Elizabeth, Sriram, Sheree Mary, Tracy, Janice, Andree.nnYes, we are enjoying every minute of the season, and beyond. And we hope you all do too!

  • Thank you, Keri. Wishing you a happy holiday too.

  • Thank you, Kris.nHappy, healthy holidays to you.

  • Bergen Laura

    Fantastic! Ive been away and was so happy to read this when I got back! nxon

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