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Needing some good vibes this week

May 30, 2016 7:57 AM

Good morning everyone,
Just wanted to keep you guys updated. Over the course of the weekend, I found a lump where it should NOT be(left side this time). I'm suspecting it's only a cyst. Actually bypassed my regular surgeon and sent in a request for an appointment straight to my breast surgeon. Hoping to know something in a couple days at least.
I refuse to panic until I can get to the surgeons office. Once there, then I can panic a bit like always. And no, this was not there last month. Please keep the thoughts and prayers going if you are so inclined. Going to find some way to distract myself today as I'm still feeling a bit off today.
Check back in later on this afternoon.

May 30, 2016 11:36 AM

Amandamiddleton1234, I am praying for you right now that this is nothing to be concerned about. So you can enjoy your day with loved ones without any added worries. Blessings, Peace and Grace!

May 30, 2016 3:01 PM

Amanda, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!!! 🙂💕🙏🌼

May 30, 2016 5:00 PM

I think I'm just going to take some time for myself and just listen to my music. That's really the only way I can distract myself, cause as you guys probably know, hearing the word surgeon at this point terrifies me. Heck, any doctor's appointment terrifies me at this point even if it's just an innocent one(like a psychiatrist appointment). But I KNOW that I need to go to get this taken care of ASAP, and not let it sit there any longer, cause only God knows how long it's been there.

May 31, 2016 8:54 AM

The breast surgeon was willing to work with me. Have an appointment on Thursday morning at 19:45 am. I was near tears when I got off the phone with them because I was SO happy that I could get an appointment. It's amazing to me what brings tears to my eyes at this point any more.

May 31, 2016 12:18 PM

PTL you got the appt so soon! Starting positive, sending (((hugs))) & saying prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 02, 2016 1:10 PM

Flappys, still no concrete answers as to what is going on at this point. Ultrasound/mammo combo ordered for Tuesday, have to go back to gyn to figure out other options on Wednesday along with PT that afternoon(why did I think that was a good idea? LOL), big eye appointment on Thursday morning, and then follow up with surgeon on Friday afternoon. And quite honestly, that was the calmest I have EVER been in the surgeons office ever, EVER!!!! And that was without my normal 1/2 pill of Benadryl for anxiety. Just didn't need it this time......

Jun 03, 2016 7:58 PM

Wow, your week sounds like mine several weeks ago. I hope you rest up this weekend. The old saying of "when it rains, it pours" is so true. Hugs & prayers everything is going to be figured out and treated so you can have less painful days! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 04, 2016 11:19 AM

Flappys, thank you for that. Less painful days right now is key. I feel miserable.

Jun 04, 2016 11:22 AM

And to top that off, a repeat trip to the neurologist might be in order. I'm thinking this is NOT a normal headache day for me. This honestly feels like a high pressure headache, like when I first got diagnosed with pseudotumor and that is no fun....Will pretty much be in bed all weekend, trying to cope with everything.

Jun 04, 2016 3:19 PM

@amandamiddleton1234
I'm here, thinking of you, hoping for the true answers and quickly effective treatment you need. It's good to see you here and to know that you have all of our support behind you as you step into a new situation, get a new diagnosis or face a new treatment. ((Gentle)) hugs and encouragement.

Jun 07, 2016 4:47 PM

Auto, at this point, it looks as though it MIGHT be contracted scar tissue from an old surgery(2005) in that same area. NO lump!!!!!! And had to make a trip to urgent care this afternoon. Headache finally got the better of me after 7 days. 1 shot of 60 mg of Toradol and a script for Phenergan and I am back in business for today. The headache has gone but I'm still kind of left with a grumbly stomach right now. Just have to wait until Friday to figure out if they are going to do anything about that scar tissue. And there was a small cyst that they found quite by accident this morning, but radiologist says they are not going to do anything with it, so no need to worry.

Jun 08, 2016 1:01 PM

Scar tissue sucks! I'm eat up inside with it. With my hiatal surgery repair two weeks ago they did 5 small openings (laparoscopy style). Doc told us later that lower abdominal scar tissue is working it's way into the upper abdomen. Yippee! Not!!

Jun 08, 2016 7:56 PM

Flappys, the only question now is what we are gonna do about it. Yippee is right!!!!!

Jun 08, 2016 8:08 PM

Is the scar tissue one of the sources of your pain? And has anyone had scar tissue removed and have it help with pain?

Jun 08, 2016 8:08 PM

Also sending you good vibes.

Jun 08, 2016 8:15 PM

Tiny, the response that I got from the radiologist is that yes, it can be part of the problem for me especially if there is a nerve trapped underneath.

Jun 08, 2016 8:18 PM

Amanda- do you mind sharing where the scar tissue was found and where your pain is? I just saw "scar tissue" and it got my attention bc I think that may be part of my problem too.

Jun 08, 2016 8:20 PM

Sure. I had a fibroadenoma(non-cancerous breast lump) removed from my left breast 10 years ago. The only issue that I have with his verdict is the scar is 10 years old and it hasn't ever shown signs of doing anything like that before now. I will be discussing it on Friday cause it just doesn't add up to me.

Jun 08, 2016 8:29 PM

That is interesting. I'm curious to know what more the doctor has to say. Best of luck to you.

Jun 10, 2016 4:19 PM

Tiny, the radiologist that read my ultrasound was NOT the nicest that day, so when I went back to the surgeon this morning, I expressed that to her. There is a 3 cm cyst in that breast, that's causing pain. There were 2 options presented to me and that was either leave it alone and monitor it, or for the local hospital to go ahead and aspirate it out under ultrasound guidance. I'm electing to go with the 2nd option at this point, strictly because it's causing quite a bit of discomfort. Tentatively scheduled for 6/21 at 9:45 am in the morning. Should have the results by that Thursday which is my follow up appointment. Hope that helps some.

Jun 11, 2016 10:42 AM

Good for you. If it hurts, get it out! Is this something you could feel on the outside if you touched with your hands? I'm curious bc I had scar revision surgery 10'years ago on my abdomen. I've wondered if there is scar tissue in there that is causing me pain, but have it looked much into this theory.

Jun 11, 2016 11:19 AM

Tiny, yes this is something that I can feel from the outside but it's deep at this point.

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