The lump that I found happens to be the Zyphoid Process. It's the tip of the bone that extends from the Sternum. My doctor said it's normal and nothing to worry about. The reason I didn't feel it before was because I was 40 pound heavier and the fat covered it up. As I started to lose weight, I began to feel the lump. While I continued to lose weight, the lump felt like it was getting bigger. I thought it was some kind of growth or tumor. I was so panicked. Now I can relax.
I'm not completely relieved because I was getting myself prepared for the worst by psyching myself up and getting things in order. As all this starts to sink in, I'll be able to relax even more. Now that it is all over, I'm feeling like there is something else that needs to be done, that too will subside.
The doctor also looked at some spots on my skin that I thought might be skin cancer, but he just smiled and said, "That's not cancer."
All and all it is a let down. I was expecting to be taken on a roller coaster ride of stress and worry and what I got was a pony ride. I’m not complaining. I couldn't be happier! I'm just crossing my fingers that I don't crash. When something happens that is really terrific, I have a tendency to become depressed as the excitement wears off. If you see me slipping, kick me in the ass and slap me around. This type of depression I can "snap out of."
I give GREAT BIG HUGS to all of you!!!!
Thanks for your support through all of this.