The bad news is that the reason she was off gallivanting was to distract her from the news her doctor gave her. Her right breast has been giving her difficulty since Christmas. For the first time today a doctor mentioned the "C" word and scheduled her for a biopsy. We don't know anything yet and there's still the possibility that it's simply mastitis.
So Ericka's a little freaked. I'm going into work late, if at all and being as comforting as possible. Friendly messages and visits are encouraged at this point.