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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Time to Catch Up!

So sorry about the long hiatus, but blogging right now is not currently on top of my to do list =(

Those of you who are curious about my health, I have gone to see my primary doctor and has gotten a breast ultrasound since my last post. My primary felt the lump too so it definitely wasn't in my head and he referred me to a breast surgeon. The surgeon needed an ultrasound done so I was lucky to get that done this Monday. The doctor said that the lump is about 70-80% a benign fibro?!?! and very common for women my age (29 =P), but if I want to be sure then a biopsy is needed. I'm still not reassured with the result so I have an appointment tomorrow to see the surgeon regarding my biopsy options. There are 2 options, one is just using a needle to get a sample of the lump tissues to test and the other is where an incision is made to the area to remove the entire lump. I am leaning toward removing the whole thing since its already an issue for me to lay chest down. I just can't wait to get it over with and get the test results!!! This has taken such a toll on me =( Also, my poor boyfriend now has to deal with me being an emotional wreck most of the time =P Thank goodness that he is very understanding and my sister and friends are such troopers!

Day 30: 6:30pm w/Erin, Day 31: 4:30pm w/Jesse, Day 32: 6:15am w/Bernadette, Day 33: 8am w/Christian, Day 34: 6:30pm w/Bernadette

Wow!!! It was pretty hard to recall all those classes. Thank god for the mind body site. All the classes went pretty well and I remained strong in my practice, which I'm pretty proud of even when I am going thru so much. The only drawback was that I wasn't able to do the spine strengthening postures for few of these classes since my doctor told me to keep pressure off the girls so I would just lay in savasana during those postures. It was very hard to continue with the remaining floor postures since I didn't get to stretch out my spine. Luckily, Val showed me a variations of postures I can do where I don't have to be on my chest and they have been working out pretty well so far since Sunday =D I missed class on Monday to give myself a break and to catch up with a friend. Now I'm 1 class behind so looks like it's gonna be a double date tonight with Jeff & Tom =X

I am pretty happy with how I'm progressing with this challenge and that I'm pretty much on schedule. I am now worried that I won't be able to complete the challenge on schedule due to my biopsy :'( I know I need to take care of myself first, but I've worked so hard on this and not completing this challenge on time is seriously disappointing! Hope I'll get some good news tomorrow regarding a short recovery period so I can still be able to make up the missed classes that is pending in the next 2 weeks or so!!!!!! Until then....namaste <3

No wardrobe pix, but here's a super belated picture of my challenge calendar at the half way point. We did it fellow yogi/yoginis!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Sara, don't worry yourself crazy with what hasn't happened yet. The act of worrying isn't going to influence the results of the future. I'm just proud of you for getting on top of this so fast. I'm grateful that you have awesome insurance and you're not waiting for weeks for the appointments/results you've gotten thus far. I'm grateful that you are getting the biopsy of your choice on Monday. I'm grateful that you are surrounded by loving supporting friends and family. Focus on the positive and what's soo awesome in your life. I'm grateful and impressed that you're still coming to class and even got spine strengthening modification poses. I'm grateful that results so far show that it's most likely benign. I'm grateful that this looks like it'll be resolved shortly. I'm smiling for you Sara. This will be all over shortly. And through it all, you're not only doing your personal best, but girl, you're kicking ass! I'd say it's been and will be a very successful challenge for you. I get a sense that no matter what, you'll figure out a way to finish this challenge. I just know! THanks so much for updating us. I've been thinking about you all week. Hugs!

  2. Hugs from me too Sara. I support you on your choice to have the lump removed. It will remove the pain it's causing and give you peace of mind. You're a superstar for sticking with the challenge through all of this! See you in Jeff's class tonight!