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Last month one night right after falling asleep I woke up thinking I needed to do a self exam of my breast. I palpated my right breast I felt this hard mass on the bottom of my boob. I felt it for about 10 – 15 minutes while I was trying to decide if I were mistaken or if it was normal. The following morning I had the nurses at work palpate and they also felt something so I called my OB-GYN and made an appointment. When I told them I felt a mass in my breast they had me come in the following morning. (read more about how I found it at hubby’s post here: Got Lumps? Doctor Knows Breast.)
The next day I went in for an appointment and my doctor sent me for a diagnosis mammogram in 3D. The woman I saw palpated my right breast and said she didn’t feel anything and she talked to me as if I was wasting my time since I had just had an exam in January. Actually, she was so sure I didn’t have anything wrong she totally talked me out of having the ultrasound the doctor had ordered and when she was finished I felt stupid for having gone in for the mammogram. I went home and figured that was the end of that…..
Until of course three days later I got a call that the doctor wanted me to come in for the ultrasound anyway, just to be sure. I agreed to the appointment, but thought about canceling it several times since the woman who did my mammogram said there was nothing there. I went anyway the following day even though I figured they just wanted to charge me another copay.
Two days later a woman called letting me know that the ultrasound came back finding a complex heterogeneous solid mass measuring 1.6 x 1.0 cm they believed was suspiciously abnormal. They immediately made a referral to a surgeon for a biopsy. The following day the surgeon’s office called to set up a consult. The first available appointment is October 4th. I’m not sure what they will do but I assume they will schedule a biopsy since my mother had breast cancer.
Tomorrow is the big day….
Please be sure to get your mammogram scheduled this month since it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!