Yesterday was the ultrasound on the supsicous lumps around my collarbone. I would have posted earlier, but we got home last night and had a very fun family evening which I didn't want to interupt with lengthy time online. This morning our electricity has gone off twice.
The ultrasound results were inconclusive. Now I realize that a conclusive result would have been bad news. The doctor told me that he would not be concerned about the lumps (after viewing them with ultrasound), but because of my history he wants to do a biopsy. That is scheduled for next Thursday, October 15, at 1:00 p.m.
Thanks so much to all of you who donated to The Race for the Cure. My friends raised over $1000.00! I really appreciate you all donating to this foundation. Some folks have asked about Susan G. Komen's association with Planned Parenthood. I have done some research, and I am posting an exerpt from a letter I wrote to someone else. I hope this answers questions you may have.
I had read some articles concerning Komen's involvement with Planned Parenthood in some areas of the country. Komen's Denver affiliate provided me with some information about that too. From what I understand, Komen gives funds to Planned Parenthood in areas that don't have other breast cancer screening services available. (Evidently, in certain places, Planned Parenthood offers breast health services for women.) Komen claims that their funds are carefully monitered so that they are not used for any purpose other than breast cancer screening. In Denver, however, Komen works exclusively through St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment and screening. St Joseph's Hospital is well known for its stand against abortion. I don't know how Komen operates in other cities, so folks will want to check out the policies of each individual branch.
Correction: In my comments, someone posted a link that I had not seen. The information at this site says that Denver's Susan G. Komen did donate to Planned Parenthood in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. I did not know that Denver Komen gave funds for breast cancer diagnosis outside of the Denver area. I'm sorry for posting inaccurate information.