I had my diagnostic mammogram this afternoon. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
Basically, the culprit is microcalcifications. You can read more at Breast calcifications - MayoClinic.com. They are common in women and usually not cancerous. I had a biopsy of some calcifications 4 years ago that were benign. The new ones are on a different side and hard to see.
The radiologist will send his report to my doctor. I already have an appointment scheduled with my doctor after Ecuador, so we can discuss my options (biopsy, another mammogram in 6 months, watch and wait, etc.) and his recommendations. Shawn and I will make a decision at that point on how we should proceed.
God is so good. I've been in this situation before so I am not overcome with fear or anxiety. My focus is completely on the orphans in Ecuador and God's call to minister to them.
Interestingly, I shared my personal testimony at a women's retreat a few weeks ago. In preparation for it, God had me read through my journals from the past 6 years. Don't worry, I tend to journal in spurts, not on a daily basis. Anyway, I read about my previous biopsy experience so it is quite fresh in my mind. God used it to prepare me for "such a time as this." He is so loving and merciful.
I am praising Him today.