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Sep 17, 2015 12:22 PM

Hi guys,

Just wanted to touch base and let you guys know what the heck is going on. Got two appointments tomorrow, one early, one late. Found a lump in my right breast back in June. They did a mammogram/ultrasound combo end of June. Surgeon told me come back in 6 months for a repeat mammo. Talked to PCP yesterday as I was not inclined to wait 6 months. Got an appointment for a second opinion on it. Doesn't look to be the c word but I needed to do it for my peace of mind.
Also have the infamous appointment with the gyn tomorrow. The more I think about it, yes some of the problem could be coming from my back, but when my cycle starts, I can't even stand up straight. PCP told me to take Advil when it started. How in the world does she expect that to help if I can't even stand up. Go figure. Sorry for rambling at this point. Just got a lot on my mind right now and this is the only place I can come and talk about it with people that truly understand.

Sep 17, 2015 12:41 PM

Sorry...definitely a scary time especially the wait time for result. I wish you the best and hopefully it's just some fatty tissues ;)

Sep 17, 2015 1:24 PM

I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you!

Sep 17, 2015 1:27 PM

Octo, mammo report said solid complex cyst in June. I just want it dealt with already on both issues. Oh and I hate waiting!!!!!

Sep 17, 2015 7:12 PM

Amanda, I'm praying for good results on both issues. As if you don't have enough to worry about, you could do with some resolution on these. 🙏🌼

Sep 17, 2015 7:16 PM

Agreed!!!!!!! I'm so freaking tired of being "chronically ill" as my doctor calls me.

Sep 17, 2015 9:45 PM

All our docs either call us chronically ill or complicated cases! Lol 🙏🌼

Sep 18, 2015 3:52 AM

Amanda, I am sending you hugs from my heart wishing you the best result when you go for your second opinion. I hope it comes back that it's not anything to worry about. I'll keep you in my thoughts and will be following this feed to keep tabs on how you're doing. Try to hang in there. You're never alone. I know that's not always a comfort since nobody can go through this for you but we will certainly stand by you and give you whatever support you need. 🌻🙏🏻

Sep 18, 2015 7:12 AM

Alwayz, thank you. Anxiety is kicking me in the butt royally this morning. I keep trying to calm myself but it's just not happening. Thoughts keep coming back as "What if?" I know it's probably not that c word but the thought alone is scaring the s*** out of me(pardon my french). Will get back on after the first appointment just to update.

Sep 18, 2015 10:08 AM

Well, endometriosis is the verdict on the pelvic pain part. That is not what I expected to hear. No surgery needed right now. Emotionally not feeling it.

Sep 18, 2015 12:34 PM

Amanda, you are in my thoughts. When you get nervous, think of me and I'll send you a hug to try to give you comfort and settle your nerves. I k ow how frightened you are as I have been there. It's not easy to turn off the "what if's" hang in there as best you can. You're strong and have a big support system here to help you. Many hugs and best wishes, Hon. I'm here for you.💕🙏🏻🌻

Sep 18, 2015 3:28 PM

Alwayz, there is indeed something there. Scheduled for ultrasound guided biopsy on Tuesday morning. This has been a pit of a day already and I'm glad it's almost over. Going to turn off my phone and turn on my music. I've had enough.

Sep 18, 2015 5:20 PM

Hang in there, Amanda. You'll be in my thoughts and I'll be watching for any updates. {{{{{Hugs}}}} to help settle you down

Sep 18, 2015 6:05 PM

I'm really calm at this point surprisingly. Even going to do breast biopsy alone. I figured that since I've already been through so much this year, that what's one more procedure. No sedation for this one so I'm okay with it. My belly is not okay with it right now, but it should settle.

Sep 18, 2015 7:27 PM

Amanda, you'll be in my prayers. I may not be online much next week, having two full days of multiple exams and tests at Mayo.

My nerves are getting the best of me too. I think the itching spells I've been having for two series is anxiety related after all. My heart rate and breathing start normal but the itching all over is driving me crazy. Today someone called (family member). They asked how I was and when I said I was in a flare so I felt exhausted, they came back at how exhausting their week had been and how glad they would be to sleep late tomorrow. Uh, not exactly the same exhaustion! Anyway they jumped from one stressful topic to the next, and by the time she hung up I felt like, "whew, glad that's over!" The person always complains about situations, asking advice, but never does anything to change things to make her life please stressful. Within 30 minutes I realized I was scratching and itching all over. If say that's likely anxiety.

Anyway, enough on me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. And I'll be with you in heart. Hugs!!! 🙏🌼

Sep 18, 2015 8:23 PM

Flappys, I'll be surprised if an IBS flare up doesn't start for me this weekend. Haven't even thought about food, belly quite grumbly/rumbly, etc. I'm thinking I better get my arsenal ready for that as well. Going to take a Benadryl to kind of settle my system so I can sleep. In all honesty, I knew this was going to be a very hard day. I just didn't realize until tonight how hard it was. I really just feel numb at this point. I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for being that big, strong support system that I have so desperately needed. Family is good, but my family does not have a clue what it is like to be in chronic pain and be chronically Ill.
They might say they do, but they don't really. Only another person who has been through some of the same issues would understand. Ferret, Octo, LMB, Flappys, Alwayz, Weezie and last but certainly not least Profiler, thank you guys so much. If I have missed anyone in my foggy brain tonight, I do apologize. It's just been a day from hell.

Sep 19, 2015 9:03 PM

Amanda, you all are the same for me too. I know what you mean about IBS flares. Thank goodness I'm not in one of those right now. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope this next week is better for all of us! 🙏🌼

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