Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The BEST Valentine's Day Gift Ever!

I got the best gift today! A pathology report from my surgeon that says NO CANCER! According to the report, I have acute and chronic mastitis with microabcess formation. I may still need surgery to clear it up, but we are starting with an antibiotic. Hopefully, it will clear itself up in a couple of days and things will be back to normal. Sadly, when I took the antibiotic today, it only ticked off my breast even more! It is redder and has shooting pains through it. Blah! I would post a picture to show you, but....this is my breast and I really don't want to share that with the world! Thank you for your prayers!

I do want to let folks know about inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). It does not always show up on a mammogram. It may or may not present with a lump. It could just look like a rash or dry patch of skin on your breast.  IBC is rare, but aggressive and deadly. If you suspect any changes in your breast, call your doctor! Don't shrug it off! It could just be mastitis, but it could be something more. For more information on Inflammatory Breast Cancer visit the IBC Research Center's website.  Keep checking your boobies!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Doctor's appointment today and the winner is....Melicity!

'365 :: 29.9 - pink ribbon :: rosa sløyfe' photo (c) 2008, Merete Veian - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/Today was my first appointment with the surgeon. My ob/gyn and the radiologist had told me that they would be doing a biopsy today. Not so....It is scheduled for Wednesday. This kind of upset my husband more than it did me. He felt it was a waste of time. It was, but I guess in the medical world everything is hurry up and wait. The surgeon was very kind and respectful. He is a male which is not my first choice, but I guess that is what I have to deal with. He told me that I have small breasts! I never thought of my C cups as small, but I suppose compared to other women my size they are. I told my sister not to post that on Facebook and here I am telling the world on my blog! LOL! On the bright side, he told me that even though my breasts are small and I will probably lose the one completely to the tumors (Did I tell you that there are 2 not just one?), I can have breast preservation surgery which will allow me to keep the girls. From the looks of things, I might be able to improve them! I never had perky breasts even as a teen! So, maybe that is something positive to think about.

And Purex finally sent me the coupons for the Purex Triple Action give away! Random Number gave me #1, so Melicity! Email me your address and I will get those right out to you! Congratulations! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Purex UltraPacks

Purex has a new product coming out shortly! UltraPacks! I love using the little tablets or pack of dish detergent for my dishes and have thought for a long time that they should do this for laundry soap. Now they have! I always worry that I am using too much or too little. With the ultra packs, everything is pre-measured. It is really a great invention.

The best part is...soon they will be coming out with coupons and putting them on sale! We all know that when a new product hits the shelf, that is the best time to stock up!

So are they worth stocking up? Sure! They work as well as liquid Purex. I still find that I need to add Oxy Clean to my laundry, but that has more to do with the fact that my water is more brown than clear because of the well. Over all they work well. They don't seem to have a strong smell, but none of Purex products ever do.  I do wish I could wash my clothes with Purex and have them coming out smelling like Tide. I love the smell of Tide. They are great for families that have kids who do their own laundry. No mess! Unless you get them wet. Use dry hands to reach in the bag! LOL I made that mistake with dish detergent packs one time!

I was given Purex UltraPacks to try as part of the Purex Insiders Program. All opinions are my own.