Let’s Be Serious For a Bit My Friends

03 Sep

Friends, I need to be a serious for a bit.  You see, there have been some things going on here at the Hotel Thompson that I’ve kept a secret.  Imagine that.  *Moi* keeping a secret.  I know!  I’m more surprised than you are – really I am.  We have all kept it kind of low key waiting to see the results and today we got some.  Mom/dad said it was okay to share now so I am.

Mom went for her yearly mammogram last Wednesday.  Yes, this is where you can say OUCH!  Mommy says they take her breasts and put them between two pieces of glass. Then they squish them to take pictures.  For some women, there is no pain while others say it is very painful… like mom.  It is definitely NOT a happy time.  She kind of compares it to throwing yourself chest first up against a wall like a squishing a fly.  Can you say it now?  OUCH.

So this past Friday, she receives the following phone call at 4:50 PM.  On a Friday – remember that okay.

“This is Dora with the Doctor’s Office.  Is this June?”

“Yes, this is June.”

“Can you verify your date of birth and medical record number?”


“The radiologist has reviewed your images from your mammogram this week.  There is some concern over the images on your right breast.  He sees a cluster of calcification and wants you to come back in for more testing.”

With a worried sound in her voice, “Okay.  What does that mean?  When?”

“Calcification can mean a lot of different things.  We need you to come in 8:30 AM next Wednesday, 09/02/2015.  After some more testing, the radiologist will meet with you and go over everything.”

“Okay.  I’ll be there.”  Looks down at clock and it’s now 5:00 PM… on a Friday.  Great.  Now I will need to break this news to my husband so we can both sweat about it ALL weekend.  Terrific.

So you see friends.  Mom and dad have been worried for a couple of weeks now.  They didn’t tell us anipals about anything until yesterday.  Can you imagine getting this phone call on a Friday afternoon before the weekend?  No wonder mom/dad would just look at each other over the weekend and say to each other, “Really?”  or “What if?”  Unbelievable is what I say.

Yesterday, mom went for her re-test.  Afterwards, the nurse said, “The radiologist wants to speak to you.”  Mom would like to say she was shocked at that but after everything she had been through, can you be more shocked?  Her and dad went to the radiologist’s office to meet with him and go over the results.

So they meet with the doctor and he shows mom/dad all of the images from the Mammogram – the current ones compared to the past ones and talks all of these long words.  That’s when mom speaks up, “Cut to the chase.  What’s going on in my terms?”  Leave it to my mommy huh?  They have found some spots on mom’s right breast. They want to watch them and retake some tests in six months.  He doesn’t think they are anything to worry about but if they are still there and look ‘worse’ in six months, they will probably do a biopsy.  But, he thinks they are okay.  He then went into the different phases, sizes and shapes of different calcification’s.

Bottom line is mom is okay but she has been put through the ringer in the past week with this scare.  Have your moms been through this?  We pray in March 2016 that everything is smooth sailing easy peasy with no worries.  If you can send her healing vibes and prayers, we would so much appreciate it my friends.


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57 responses to “Let’s Be Serious For a Bit My Friends

  1. Fozziemum

    09/03/2015 at 1:09 am

    Bacon my friend i know exactly…exactly how your Mum feels…and the fright of having the call and the waiting and the biopsies..and i know your Mum will be fine because I SAY SO! There you have bossy pants…always there for you all my friend…with a shoulder to lean on and a tune to sing to you…albeit in a poor accent….much love Fozziemum xxxx

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:04 am

      Snorts – mom/dad told me about your serenade. I’m so sorry that I missed it. I just know you did Clementine to perfection! And thanks for the shoulder my friend. My mom really needed that beyond belief! XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        09/06/2015 at 1:44 am

        Hahahah Mum is so welcome Bacon…sorry i am so behind..but the road beckoned and then the body got tired 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxxx

  2. speedyrabbit

    09/03/2015 at 1:30 am

    Bacon your mum will be just fine,I haven’t been through this torture yet,but I am sure I will be at some point,xx Rachel Speedy’s mummy

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:05 am

      Thank you my friend. My mom started mammograms early in life due to her grandmother having breast cancer. It’s always a torture for her. Thanks so much my sweet friend for your kind words! XOXO – Bacon

  3. evilsquirrel13

    09/03/2015 at 1:33 am

    Good vibes for Mom from me and the critters at The Nest…

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:06 am

      aaww thanks Evil – we really appreciate that! XOXO – Bacon

  4. franhunne4u

    09/03/2015 at 1:46 am

    Have had mammographie for a lot of years now – next year another – have breast cancer (because yes, that is the elephant in this room) running in my family, my paternal grandmother and at least one of my grand-aunts from that side died of it. Grandma with 60. Both post-menopausal – and I am getting there slowly. To menopause. Hopefully not to cancer.
    At least none of my female relatives had breast cancer while in her fertile years as that kind is more aggressive.
    My family members died because diagnosis was not as advanced as it is now – that was 40 years ago!
    And to all those Child-advocats out there – my grandma had 4 children – and There is a lot of myth concerning cancer.

    • Fozziemum

      09/03/2015 at 2:27 am

      Yes ..myths are Mum had 4 children and is a breast cancer survivor..her sister died from ovarian cancer and her other sister from bowel the history is there for me also..Mum was post menopausal and had a lumpectomy..i am post menopausal and had several biopsies on fatty cysts and cyst week i have my 5 yearly colonoscopy as i have had polyps removed before..we need to share the info and dispel the myths.

      • PigLove

        09/03/2015 at 9:09 am

        YES WE DO! We need to unite as one during *all* of these trying times and support each other. Sometimes when you say cancer people freak out and run wanting nothing to do with you thinking they might ‘catch it’. That’s so crazy! XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        09/06/2015 at 1:44 am

        I agree Bacon..we have to be grown up about things sometimes 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx

      • franhunne4u

        09/03/2015 at 1:53 pm

        Indeed – because the sooner the docs find the tumors, the better are the chances for a complete healing.

      • Fozziemum

        09/06/2015 at 1:42 am

        Absolutely 🙂

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:07 am

      aaww hugs my dear friend!! Mom’s grandmother also had breast cancer. That’s one of the reasons mom has been going a lot earlier than most. All women are in this together – unite and stay strong! XOXO – Bacon

      • franhunne4u

        09/03/2015 at 1:57 pm

        Indeed. Let’s take care of each other – and ourselves.

  5. janetweightreed10

    09/03/2015 at 2:04 am

    I am so sorry to hear that your Mother has been put through so much anguish. My feeling is that with today’s mammograms, the tiniest thing can be picked up which otherwise we might have lived with until the day we depart this zone….I would urge your Mother and Father not to worry, but get on with life and enjoy to the hilt, which I know they will. Janet:)

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:08 am

      aaww – thank you my sweet friend. There is no slowing mom/dad down. They are up to their crazy antic ways of destruction – snorts – in a good way. This past weekend was just an exception to the case with the stress. XOXO – Bacon

  6. wallaceandsamuel

    09/03/2015 at 2:40 am

    Oh Bacon! We sat chatting with mom after reading this and mom says that thankfully your mom is a responsible woman (High Five Paws Auntie June!!) and her doctor is on the ball and being optimistically cautious (her big words, not ours) which is a good thing. We’re not sure what the “rules” are in the U.S. of A but here in South Africa annual mammograms are recommended for woman over 40. Mom is not 40 yet (YET!!! It’s a bit of a touchy subject for her because she is nudging the big 4.0.) butt she did go for a mammogram last year as a precautionary measure.

    We’ve got our paws crossed that March 2016 will hold good news for your mom. In the mean time we are sending BIG licks and lots of love
    Wally, Sammy & Mom
    ❤ ❤ ❤

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:12 am

      aaww – we just love you guys my friends. Mom has been going since she turned 35 due to breast cancer running in her family on her mom’s side. She had problems several years ago with her right breast but it was not dealt with like this time. It’s such a scary thing! Mom felt numb from hearing the news – especially on a Friday at 5 PM! But then to have to go home and tell dad. How do you do that, right? They prayed a lot over the weekend – more than normally. And both said regardless of the outcome of anything, they have each other for support and all of my wonderful friends here in blogville! ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  7. Cupcake

    09/03/2015 at 4:52 am

    Of course, Mom and I will send happy, positive prayers. Mom knows a few people who have heard words very similar to the ones your mom heard. And guess what – in 6 months it really WAS nothing! Hang in there, B. We have a good feeling about this…..

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:13 am

      Awesome!! Thank you my sweet dear friend. I really, REALLY appreciate those words of encouragement. You rock! XOXO – Bacon

  8. easyweimaraner

    09/03/2015 at 6:22 am

    Oh nooo… that’s like sitting on glowing coals…every minute is horrible when you have this “what if” in your minds. I will cross my paws that efurrything is fine in march 2016… my momma had a small lipoma in her breast once and she had to wait for an appointment for two weeks… efurry day was dark and gloomy for her :o(

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:15 am

      aarrghh! That’s the bad part – the waiting brother. I know the doctors go through this every day unfortunately. But to the woman in question, they don’t. Their days are watching the ticking of the clock thinking the worse and worrying about their family and themselves. It’s like you go numb and time just stands still. Mom/dad went through 4 days of hell waiting for further testing. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Hugs to your mommy!!

      • easyweimaraner

        09/03/2015 at 9:22 am

        … for the dogtors it is their job and they have more than just one patient, I know :o( but if you have to wait, the fears nearly kill you.. :o(

      • PigLove

        09/03/2015 at 10:20 am

        Exactly! Hopefully “we” don’t go through this every day. The worry, the no hungry, the pacing – that is the pits! XOXO – Bacon

  9. Tillie

    09/03/2015 at 8:29 am

    Praying for you!

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 9:17 am

      Thank you so much my friend! XOXO – Bacon

  10. sheilaenglehart

    09/03/2015 at 8:48 am

    Bacon, tell your mom that early detection is great, but sometimes they go too far with the testing, re-testing, and dragging things out. The last time this happened to me, it was all over nothing. And I stopped getting regular mammograms. I think they can do more harm that good in some cases I just stick with exams.

  11. Will and Eko

    09/03/2015 at 10:03 am

    Really puts a knot in your throat. Glad to hear things are good, and hopefully they’ll stay that way.

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 10:21 am

      Thank you my sweet friend. I really appreciate that. XOXO – Bacon

  12. Tails Around the Ranch

    09/03/2015 at 10:11 am

    Yes, I’ve had a similar experience. After squishing the ‘girls’ in a vise, they wait until Friday to deliver news like that. Not cool. I’m sure everything is fine, but know I’ll keep you in my thoughts ❤

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 10:22 am

      Thank you my friend. I really appreciate that. It is a scary feeling. Mom told dad this morning that she is terribly sore from being squished like a pancake. Ouchie is what I say BIG TIME. XOXO – Bacon

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        09/03/2015 at 10:44 am

        I hear that. I ‘practice’ by laying on the garage floor and the lowering the door on the girls. Icy cold and smashing-just like at the clinic. You tell your mama to hang in there. ❤

      • PigLove

        09/03/2015 at 11:25 am

        Snorts with piggy laughter. My mom is laughing hysterically over that comparison. It is so very true!! XOXO – Bacon

  13. Kate Crimmins

    09/03/2015 at 10:16 am

    I’m surprised they didn’t biopsy it. Must be really small. As a breast cancer survivor, I can tell you that early detection is great. I will also say that I had a second biopsy which they were sure was cancerous and it wasn’t so sometimes they really can’t tell. If they weren’t too concerned I’d try not to worry (I know easier said than done). Good luck.

    • PigLove

      09/03/2015 at 10:23 am

      They are waiting for a six month check up to make a decision on doing a biopsy. Mom is not trying to think about that to worry. Bless your heart! A cancer survivor – it is so scary!! Hogs and snout kisses. XOXo – Bacon

  14. sepultura13

    09/03/2015 at 5:52 pm

    Healing vibes being sent your way…I understand 100%. Had an abnormal Pap many moons ago, and the stress over that was enormous.

    • PigLove

      09/04/2015 at 9:44 am

      Thank you my sweet friend. It is such a scary time! No one should have to go through any of this alone. XOXO – Bacon

  15. hairballexpress

    09/03/2015 at 6:49 pm

    Oh my FLEAS! I hope everything turns out okay! Scary!🙀

    • PigLove

      09/04/2015 at 9:44 am

      Thanks my friends. XOXO – Bacon

  16. The Canadian Cats

    09/03/2015 at 8:23 pm

    You know we turned on the purring machine June. Keep your head up and do your thing. It was a helluva time to tell you just before the weekend Peeps I tell ya they’re weird.


    • PigLove

      09/04/2015 at 9:47 am

      Yes they are my friend. Some peeps have no sense of timing or caring for sure. Mom/dad are going on as normal and getting into trouble as usual – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  17. Nikitaland

    09/03/2015 at 8:57 pm

    Everyone over here at Nikitaland knows that you will be OK! We all need you in this crazy thing called life, so we know that you will be just fine! Love & Hugs, All of us!

    • PigLove

      09/04/2015 at 9:47 am

      aaww thanks my dear sweet friends. We really appreciate that so very much!! XOXO – Bacon

      • Nikitaland

        09/04/2015 at 9:52 am

        It’s true. Ask anyone here in the blogspere, we would all miss you so much because you are such a great influence to each and every one of us and have touched our lives in so many ways. We want nothing but the best for you!

      • PigLove

        09/04/2015 at 9:59 am

        aaww!! That is so very sweet of you to say that. You have mommy all teary eyed now my friend. Thanks so much for those sweet kind words! We feel the same about YOU! XOXo – Bacon

  18. Lassie and Benji

    09/03/2015 at 10:23 pm

    Bacon momma, we hope everything is ok on the retest. Doctors like to scare people, its their job. Mommy had 2 mamograms so she knows all about the squish squash.

    • PigLove

      09/04/2015 at 9:48 am

      Thanks so much my sweet friends. Your mom knows then about how you feel like a pancake afterwards – snorts – those are mom’s words. XOXO – Bacon

  19. Indira

    09/03/2015 at 11:59 pm

    Oh dear, so sorry that momma has to go through all this. She seems to be very brave. I pray and wish everything will be alright. Don’t worry I’ll be sending prayers and healing vibes her way. Love and hugs to both of you.

    • PigLove

      09/04/2015 at 9:48 am

      aaww thanks my kind sweet friend!! We really appreciate that. If anything, my mommy is a fighter for sure! XOXO – Bacon

  20. gentlestitches

    09/05/2015 at 3:36 am

    very, very, very, very sensible to get it checked out early because if anything proves to be wrong the Doctors can address it before it gets more serious. Good luck for next check up. The check ups are awful! I know! 🙂

    • PigLove

      09/07/2015 at 10:06 am

      This is so very true Auntie Sharon. We are definitely keeping an eye on things in praying for better results in March 2016. XOXO – Bacon

  21. Dennis the Vizsla

    09/05/2015 at 2:49 pm

    hello bacon its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that is skarry!!! i am glad yore mama is going to be all rite!!! mamas ar verry importent peepul!!! ok bye

    • PigLove

      09/07/2015 at 10:11 am

      Yes they are my dear friend. Just where we would be without mama’s? They are our everything. XOXO – Bacon

  22. Lori Fontanes

    09/07/2015 at 8:39 am

    Oh, June, I just got to see this so please add my good wishes to everyone else’s! I think you are absolutely right that this wait & see thing is just awful & I send you many good healing wishes today & for the next six months! Try not to let it drive you crazy & take extra good care of yourself, okay? Please?

    • PigLove

      09/07/2015 at 10:21 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. We are living life to the fullest with great wishes for the six month check up. We just know everything will be just fine 🙂 XOXO – Bacon


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