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…