If you have been following me on Instagram for the last few weeks you know I have been having a few health scares and even the C word was brought up…cancer. The moment those words were spoken out of the doctors mouth I felt like I was having an out of body experience. I couldn’t believe it and I didn’t want to believe it. I remember have all these things run through my mind, but the first was Sofia. Could this be real? Could I possibly get cancer? Will I be around for her?
When Diego told me he had noticed a lump for months and told me to go check it out I thought he was just being super paranoid. He has a tendacy to freak out over the littlest things and I definitely thought this was one of them. I honestly thought it was because I am similar so my throat was more boney.
That day I took everything in and Diego made the calls to get me setup for a ultrasound and biopsy, if they noticed that the ultrasound came back weird. It sucked because the earliest time to get both was more than 2 weeks later…crazy how that happens right?
Yesterday was the big day. Diego ended up taking a half day or work to be with my for most of it before he had to leave to go pick up Sofia from school. After we took the ultrasound we waited in the lobby for a few minutes and then the doctor wanted to speak to us privately; my heart sank. He took Diego and I around the corner and told us that what he was was 99% a benign cyst and I could decide to d the biopsy that day or just do a 1, 3, and 5 year checkup. I opted to do the biopsy. Once the doctor left Diego and I just held each other and I couldn’t help but cry. Cry for relief, cry for the amazing news and cry to know that I was going to be fine and that the 3 of us have a long life ahead together.
At that time Diego needed to head to go pick up Sofia and I headed to do the biopsy. It was honestly one of the most weirdest things I had to get done and I hope I don’t have to do it anytime again soon. From the numbing pain, to the 4 needles extracting fluid from neck to the uncomfortableness…I was glad it was over as soon as it began.
So thank you to all those that reached out or are just reading now and taking the time to hear my story. I know this is such a tiny part to a much bigger issue, but I will definitely take this blessing and not take it for granted. Love you all and have a great weekend!!
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