Monday July 10: 9 words that you don't want to hear during your physical exam:
"You have a fusiform lump in your right breast".
Well, I heard those nine words today. My doctor assured me that I shouldn't worry, and that it was probably just a cyst or backed up milk duct, and that he would send me for an ultrasound just to make sure. He came back and the appointment was for the next day. I have decided not to worry until I have something to worry about.
Tuesday July 11: Ultrasound
A painless procedure; it took about 20 minutes. Then the technician said, and I quote, "Hmm. I'm just going to have our doctor look these pictures over." Then she left me to ponder the potential frightening future...then she came back with the doctor, who said that he didn't think there was anything to be concerned about. "Get dressed. You'll have the results in about 2 days."
So, I'm calmer now, but will not breathe easy until my own doctor calls with the all-clear.
Friday, July 14: Calling the Dr
Busy all morning. Now have to wait till Monday.
Monday July 17:
Got through. Breathing easy now. Just normal dense tissue. Whew! Now I can enjoy this lovely day until the next crisis strikes...