I had my mammogram first thing this morning, followed up by an ultrasound. When they did the mammogram the second time, there was discharge so that’s still happening. The ultrasound was right after the mammogram and right away, I could see on the screen what is causing this problem. In fact, right after the tech left the room, I texted Hottie, “From my medical perspective (I have none), I saw a node on the screen. I bet there is a cyst.” He said, “Don’t diagnose yourself. Let’s wait for the radiologist’s results.”
I didn’t have to wait long. When the tech finished up, she said, “I’m going to go talk to the radiologist to make sure I got what she needs, and she’ll want to come talk to you.” Yep… never what you want to hear. The radiologist only comes in when there’s something to talk about.
What I saw on the screen was correct – there is something in there. First thing she said was, “you’re going to see a breast surgeon as soon as we can get you in.” I didn’t get upset because she was quick to tell me that there is something there, that it’s probably just a cyst, but that they can’t biopsy it because it’s small and within some very dense breast tissue. It has to come out, and they’ll likely take the entire duct it’s attached to. After they remove it, it will be tested.
Then she handed me a card of a surgeon who they and my OB prefer… and he’s my friend’s husband. He is very renowned here for his surgery skills (was rated the surgeon that all other doctors in the area would send their family to) and it’s not weird to me to have him do it, so I’m waiting for a call to get that scheduled.
I’m fine, I’m not worried. It’s just a hassle and it was a little traumatic when she said, “you’re going to see a breast surgeon,” because that’s the first thing I heard when we found my bone tumor and that situation was very difficult (way worse than both C-sections combined). But – this is not the same thing and I got over the shock quickly.
I have not cried at all over this, which is a good sign.
Now… I wait for a phone call from my doctor or the surgeon…
May 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm
I’m glad you got to see a doctor so quickly and that you are feeling positive about it. Thinking of you!
May 4, 2016 at 3:58 pm
I have to say I am impressed at how well you’re handling this. Truly. I’m happy to hear you’re heading into this with your eyes wide open and getting it looked at/taken care of ASAP. Keep me posted.
May 4, 2016 at 3:59 pm
I am glad you are so calm about this, because I’ve been worried sick about you!! But regardless of my ability to worry, I do have to say I am so glad you are being looked after so quickly and I think it’s awesome that you are going to a great surgeon. Sending you so much love and I’ll be worrying about you and sending all kinds of good vibes your way!
May 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm
Good job for getting this checked out so quickly….sounds like you are in great hands too. Best of luck xx
May 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm
You sound remarkably calm. Here’s hoping you are able to get in for surgery ASAP and find out what this is.
May 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm
I’m so sorry you are dealing with this and I’m majorly impressed at how calm you seem. Hoping you can get this taken care of quickly and move on with life!
May 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm
I’m glad they’re getting you in quickly. All the good vibes!