It’s nothing

So a bit ago I noticed a funny little something (like a beebee) in my breast. It was not the first time I noticed something suspect but it was the first time it felt this way. I could have attributed it to my current breastfeeding status and paired with zero family history brushed it off. But, in the last few years as editor at FACE I have learned a thing or two about the truths of breast cancer. And it seems each woman facing the cancer fight is a less likely candidate than the next. And so, long story short I headed in for an ultrasound Monday.
The other two times I had a much different lump in a different spot and for one was nearly paralyzed with fear as I pulled up to the breast center. Monday, however, was different. I had a sense of peace. Not a sense everything was okay. But a sense I had to go and that whatever the result I would face it. And I prayed it would be nothing. Nothing. Nothing.
The tech could feel the spot but saw nothing on the ultrasound. She used the word nothing more than once but said a doctor would have to review it and call me. I got the call this morning – “it’s nothing.”
Thank you, Lord.
This isn’t the most interesting post but it felt necessary as a reminder that there’s never a reason to not investigate. More than 80% of women with breast cancer have zero (ZERO!!) family history.
The ultrasound is super fast and far less embarrassing than many exams we endure as women. The first two times I found a lump I had a mammogram in addition to the ultrasound and those were cake. It hurt far worse to get my lip waxed.
The point is that no one is safe and the tests to determine if you are facing breast cancer are so incredibly fast and easy. And today I’m walking with an extra pep in my step because “it’s nothing.”

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About Amanda Jean Elliott

I am a joyful believer in Jesus Christ, a mother, a sister, a writer, a maker of gluten free roux and a style editor. I love my son Wilder and the wild life that comes with a 4-year-old who has the energy of a pack of wolves. I also love naps (a lot). I love to cook and create my favorite dishes without gluten not because I'm trendy and anti-gluten so much as it makes me feel like I've been run over by a pack of wolves. I teach 5th and 6th grade girls Sunday School and have a classroom of the greatest girls I could imagine. Girls who often teach me more than I teach them. I believe these girls and many others are the spark to start a fire for The Lord the likes of which this world has never seen. I see more and more girls learning about more than just who God is ... but, learning about who God says THEY are. It is my prayer for every woman to know without doubt that we have a good good Father in heaven and whatever is not right on this earth, He will make right in this life or the next.
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4 Responses to It’s nothing

  1. awww i didnt know this. thank God its nothing. was Jenibel your tech? (older lady in her late 50s or early 60s short blonde hair, hyper, super cute)?

  2. Deborah Koch says:

    I had the same experience a few months ago. I noticed a mass and it was very concerned but the ultrasound releved that it was just a hard spot from breastfeeding. It happened about four or five months ago and it is totally gone now (and I am still breastfeeding Ryan ).

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