Time is precious, you know. Time is always precious because it's not limiteless, everyone of us knows this, but sometime we forget it.
I'm talking about the precious time, because today is happen something special to me and I want to share it with you, because it's a common "thought" for many woman.
A couple of years ago I decided it was time to take care of myself doing some medical exams to prevent breast cancer. Here in my city (close to my home ^_^) there is an Association that, in collaboration with the Health Public Services, follow the women who want to start the prevention exams, so every year I do the medical exams to my breast. I started this way because a couple of years ago my sister-in-law had a breast cancer (fortunately now she's ok ^_^) and her doctor said to her that if she did the medical exams a couple of years before to do it, the cares would be less hard.
So, some months ago, after a medical scan, the doctor said to me there was "something" to closely monitor. Panic. Just a couple of weeks ago, I did another scan to see if that "something" was ok or not.
No. The doctor said to me "It's better to do a needle biopsy."
Panic, more panic!
Well, today was the day for the needle biopsy, but before to do it, a couple of specialist doctors (yes, two! ^_^) did another scan to my breast to understand if that "something" was really something bad or not. At the end, after a very accurated visit and thanks to those specialists, the great news: that "something" was adipose and so it can't be bad!
After months and months of anxiety about it, you can understand how I felt myself after this! I said to those doctors "You just gave me a great gift!!!!"
Yes, I was really really lucky and I'm so happy now, but I also think about the precious time. During these last months my thought were focused on the fear and it was no good for me, for my work and for my hubby too (my hubby was the only one who knew this). I think about those (many) woman less lucky than me and they are fighting against the breast cancer (sure, not just that, but also women who are fighting against other "bad things") and I'd like to embrace everyone of them.
While I was waiting to be seen, I talked with another woman in the same situation. Both of us were there to know if we had a breast cancer or not. Both of us full of anxiety. When I finished, I wished to her the same luck, but I don't know how it went for her. I hope well. I'm sure just about a thing: the importance of prevention. Today everything was ok for me, but if that "something" was not ok, I was in time to be treated. Prevention can save our life, so, if you can, do it!
Warm hugs to everyone, tonight I'll sleep better than during the last 2 weeks ^_^