Got the biopsy results back as benign. Despite my doctor saying to assume it's cancer regardless of the biopsy and act accordingly, I felt relief.
So far I've been on a single track. First the lump, then the blood test, then another, then the ultrasound, then another scan...all on a single course to an illness which left me at the doctor's word, "Cancer". Now, finally, a bit off course. If the course had continued, the biopsy would have been Cancer, definitely. Now I wait some more but this time it seems bearable somehow.
So it's forward with surgery. I go for a surgical consultation MLK Day. They'll take the lump out and they'll biopsy it and decide about the radiation then. But that's then. Now I can breathe, labored, but breathing none the less.