One of the bad things about Cowden Syndrome is that if you see something odd on your body, it’s a struggle to keep your mind from going to the bad place.
And by you – I mean me.
I have an 85% lifetime chance of getting breast cancer. I really hate those odds.
- In the shower just now, I found something on my breast I’ve never noticed before.
- I keep telling myself, “It’s just dry skin. It’s ringworm (ew). It’s nothing.”
- Don’t overreact. Don’t cry wolf. Let it go. See how it is tomorrow.
- But what if it IS something? I can’t ignore odd things popping up on me. That’s the epitome of PTEN mutation. Lumps & bumps.
I hate to seem like I’m crying wolf though. And, what if I can’t see clearly through my own eyes?