Got my mammogram today and I am so happy I don't have to do more this time. Yes, since the first time I had a mammogram I have been going to the dreadful second and third and the occasional biopsy. I have gotten so used to the process that I couldn't believe the doctor when she said, "everything is OK, see you next year" - I could hug her! OK, I did hug her! She probably thought I was crazy but I didn't care - I do not have to deal with this until next year and that is worth celebrating.
So, in honor of Tia Orfita and to celebrate the news, I got some pink beads today at the grocery store while getting my usual stuff. Our local Safeway (pretty much like Publix for you Floridians) is always raising money for this or that and giving you all sorts of colored beads for your donation. Of course, October is breast cancer awareness and the pink in everything is kind of getting on my nerves - I don't like pink but I don't like cancer either so I am coping. Regardless of my aversion for the color pink, I am proudly wearing my beads today and if I could, without getting too weird, I would tell everyone I encounter today that my mammogram was perfect - for the first time EVER! No, that would be too weird even for Seattle standards; I will just wear my beads and enjoy the news inside my heart.