Each year for the Benson's brings new challenges and adventures just like they do for everyone else. We rang in the new year by worrying over a "lump" we had found in my breast. You can't help but let your mind go to places it shouldn't and play the "what if" game. We immediately called to make me a doctor appointment, and they were speedy quick about getting me in. I missed my first morning back to work to have my very first mammogram (I was SUPER nervous about that) and an ultrasound. Long story short, it was a cyst. (insert sigh of relief) Now, other good news is that for all you local gals, I can't recommend Baptist Breast Center enough. Everyone was SO nice and caring and just put you at ease. Great, great, great place!!! AND, for anyone who is nervous about a mammogram, don't believe the horror stories. While, granted, it isn't fun. It also isn't bad. It's just a few seconds. I had extra pictures taken because of the lump, and I still walked out thinking "that wasn't so bad". And now I can cross off getting my 40 year old mammogram. Yep, less than a month and I will be 40!!! How does that happen?!? :) Soooo, I shared that to say, 1) Don't ignore any lumps or bumps. Get them checked immediately. 2) Don't stress over a mammogram. You can do it!! 3) Know your family history. 4) I highly recommend Baptist Breast Center.
And, precious Bubba Bear started off the year with a snip-snip!! A cone that he wore a little on the first night for entertainment value mostly...heehee!
And, he had his first trip to Nonnie and Pop's. We had a death in the family last week, and since Bubba had just had surgery the day before, we took him with us and left everyone else at home with a sitter. He did pretty good for a 6 month old puppy!! :)
Now, we are ready to put all yucky business behind us and have a good rest of the month/year!!!!!