Monday, June 1, 2009

More Good News!

I was in the doctor's office today. The bad news is...I am a lumpy person. The good news is the ultrasound said that this recent lump on my ribs is 'by all appearances' a lipoma which, loosely translated, means a benign tumour. I have a couple of the wretched things already on my arm and leg and had one mighty blighter removed a few years ago, but this nasty little critter on my rib, made an appearance a few months after the end of my chemo so I was suspicious. Needless to say, after learning the news today, I am jigging and gyrating (in my chair.)

They say lipomas can occur in many animals, too, and are most common in older dogs, particularly older Labrador Retrievers, Doberman Pinschers and Miniature Schnauzers.

Maybe I have been hanging around with my dog, Chloe, too much - although she is a German Shepherd. Maybe I am just an old dog and won't admit it. Nevertheless, I am wagging my tail tonight! Grin. Night! Night! Philippians 3:13

(Photo: Pretty Chloe.)


WhiteStone said...

Glad to hear the good news. Six months into my own cancer, I'm recognizing that the diagnosis will affect us the rest of our lives, making us (or at least me) wonder about every twinge, every blood test, every possibility. Yep. Have to live "now" and not try to live ahead of ourselves. Again, I'm happy to her your good news. Bless you.

Lori said...

Great News!~ Also, LOVE your profile picture!

l'optimiste said...

yay! Good news.

My husband has three of those lipomas on his ribs - needless to say, I freaked out and off we went to the doctors, then he had an MRI. Fatty lumps?? Grr...silly things made what hair I have stand straight on end. The hospital were really kind to me [Mrs Paranoid-I've-Had-Cancer-So-Lumps-Make-Me-Nervous] and even showed me the scans! So I can imagine your relief.

Have a great weekend :o)