Friday, January 15, 2010

I Yi Yi !!!



Hey Ya'll,

First of all, I want to apologize if my photo offended you.  But that is how I feel right now.  Yesterday I went to my annual OBGYN appointment.  I usually see the actual Doctor, but instead I made the appointment with her NP.  Let me tell you, I forgot how thorough she is.  The Doctor usually just comes in & says how are you doing, then gets down to business & then its, glad to have seen you, you are doing great, see you next year & off she goes.  It would have taken her 5 minutes, 10 minutes tops!!

The NP took ONE FULL HOUR with me yesterday!!!  The main thing that she is concerned about is a Lump in my right Breast.  I have what they call Lumpy Breasts anyway, so it is hard to decide if the Lump is just a normal Lump or not.  Apparently, the way she figures it, is that if she can find a corresponding Lump in the other Breast, then it is probably nothing to worry about.  But she couldn't find one on the left Breast to correspond to it , so she is concerned.  VERY concerned!

The reason she is concerned is because I have had a history of Lumps almost my whole adult life!  I had to have a Lump removed for Biopsy when I was 19 yrs old.  AND, I have a family history of various Cancers, including Breast Cancer.  So I am getting a Diagnostic Breast Mammogram with a possible Ultrasound.  But I can't get it done until at least the 1st week in February.  She also wants me to go to a Surgeon for a second opinion, just in case.  She knows that not all Cancers are found by Mammogram or Ultrasound.

Unfortunately, we are a bit tight right now, & since it is a new year, we would have to pay the whole bill for the Surgeon as I have a $500 deductible!  So instead of going to the Surgeon, just to go.  We are going to wait to see if the Mammogram/Ultrasound shows anything.  If it does, then of course I would go to the Surgeon.  If not, then we will have to decide what to do at that time.  BUT, I am not going to worry needlessly.  Since in the past, the testing usually shows everything is ok & normal.  But...there is always that nagging, what if.  I will keep you posted.

Well, my DH is at my office door screaming (in his head) that I need to get dressed!!  He wants to go eat!!!  Oh, I almost forgot, we took our walk last night, & did a 2 mile walk with no problem!!

Again, I almost forgot, please visit Shel's blog, "Shel's Journey Forward", I think that she could use some support in her long journey for Surgery!!  So, until next time......

Aloha My Friends  :)



9 comments:

Melissa said...

I am sorry to hear about the lump and I am glad you are getting the diagnostic tests done, but without being too forward I would advocate for the biopsy as well. I know finances are a huge issue, but time is an even bigger one. Just one girls opinion

Debi said...

I know what you mean. Especially since I have already had family members with Breast Cancer. I will probably go to the Surgeon as well.

Kristin said...

That's a doozy of a visit, Debi. I hope you are able to get those appointments and get some peace of mind. I'll be thinking of you.

THE DASH! said...

Hon, you couldnt do anything to offend!! We see that pic on the web all the time xx

I hope that everything turns out ok for you. What a horrible time you're going through. Sending TONS of positive vibes here from Oz that you are just fine. Good luck with it all, thinking of you!!! xx

Debi said...

Thank You, Kirstin & Cara!! Good vibes & thoughts always help!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Girl Bandit said...

Oh dear...stay strong. You seem to go from hardship to hardship.....I am sure this is just alittle hiccup

Nessa said...

I went through the same thing last year. Even though the radiologist who looked at the ultrasound said she was 99% sure it was nothing to worry about.........waiting for the pathology reports after the needle biopsy was unnerving. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way, Debi.

Dinnerland said...

I'm sorry for such an alarming visit. I hope everything turns out OK and that the NP made a big false alarm. take care, Vanessa

Debi said...

Thanks everyone!! I am keeping good thoughts that all will be normal.