I went as usual to Northwestern Hospital for my annual mammogram . I have been having mammograms yearly for 30 years
and always with a good report. So I was surprised to have a message from the hospital that I must come in for a diagnostic mammogram
which I did on Sept 29. This mammogram confirmed I had a small lesion in my right breast and a biopsy was necessary to determine if it
was malignant or benign. That it had all the appearance of cancer My first reaction was denial—followed by intense disappointment.
What would happen to my work in progress? Would I be able to teach—how long would I be away from it?