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Not having cancer is the best!

I have a very sore and very bruised right breast.  But that's okay.  Because it turns out that I do not have cancer. I'm fine.

For the past few months there was some concen.  I had a suspicious mammogram, then another one. Then I had a suspiciopus ultrasound. This week I got a second suspicious ultrasound and then five biopsies of the suspicious lump.  I  hung around the hospital for six hours reading a murder mystery until the results came back.  Negative.  No cancer. **Happy Dance!** Mr. Pugh and I had been being optimistic and strong for each other and now we can collapse and admit how scared we really were.  I know I had a few days where I started crying at work and had to bottle that shit up fast.

Another reason for doing the happy dance is that I've won a CIHR Catalyst Grant in Communtiy Based HIV Research.  They'll give me $30,000 to do my project, which examines how friendly the grant review process is for Indigenous researchers. I'll be doing a lot of interviews. It's a lot of work, but getting it puts me one crucial step closer to getting a permenent research job. It's all coming up Margaret this week.  Now if I can just have some time to decompress from all the stress.

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outcastspice
Mar. 7th, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
Wow. How scary!! Really glad to hear it turned out ok.
outcastspice
Mar. 7th, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
And congrats on the grant!! That's awesome.
selwynne
Mar. 8th, 2015 04:21 am (UTC)
So happy no cancer!!
And congratulations on the grant!!!!!!
adjectivemarcus
Mar. 9th, 2015 12:58 pm (UTC)
Hooray for grants and no cancer!
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