Monday, July 17, 2006

Nine Words You Don't Want To Hear

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...

1 comment:

radiogurl said...

I have what my doctor calls polycystic boobs so I find little lumps all the time, but very wise of you to get it checked out. The mother of a dear friend of mine is battling breast cancer as we speak. We should all take our health more seriously and never ignore signs or symptoms, even at the risk of freaking ourselves out.