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Not how I wanted to celebrate.

by Monica_M on October 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The hospital called yesterday to confirm my appointment for Friday. When I told them I already had my mammogram and ultra-sound on Tuesday, they said they wanted me to come back in. They need to do the tests again.

Tomorrow is my 13-year anniversary. Though I'm not superstitious, that number seems rather ominous right now.


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