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angel4ever
01-21-2008, 06:23 PM
Hi all,
Wow, seems like I have been doing a lot of venting here. But you guys are so good at giving support, that I need to vent again.

Last month during my annual visit to the GYN, she discovered a lump in my right breast. It was unusual because I myself had not felt it, but there it was. She immediately said, "Don't get panicky. It's most likely a cyst or something glandular". So she ordered an ultrasound and a mammogram to be done. I just had them both done today and I am so nervous about the results. I don't know what to do.

I had a large lump removed from my left breast 12 years ago and it turned out to be a firboadonema. I wasn't too worried back then, but I'm worried now because I'm 33 years old and never had any children (not by choice). I didn't have any pain or discomfort nor did I have any discharge so that has me a little calm. But I'm so afraid that they will say it's cancer. I should have the results by the end of the week.

So to my knitting and crochet friends, please pray for me.

The.Knitter
01-21-2008, 06:42 PM
Don't worry yet! It's probably the same thing you had last time. I will gladly pray for you, but you won't need it, you are going to be just FINE!!!

Take a deep breath, have a nice hot cup of tea and relax. It's in God's hands now!

HollyP
01-21-2008, 07:00 PM
:hug: I'll be praying for you.

jdee
01-21-2008, 07:09 PM
Praying for you.

I don't know if this helps, but when I had my mamagram, they found something suspicious, and they ordered an ultrasound. It turned out to be just a cyst. I'm praying the same will be true for you.

auburnchick
01-21-2008, 07:20 PM
:hug:

I'll be praying...

stitchwitch
01-21-2008, 07:54 PM
Been there, done that! I was 34, my mom has had BC and I've been getting mammos since I was 30 due to family history. I went in for my yearly mammo, got called back, got called back again for more mammos and an ultrasound and was sent home to see a breast surgeon with a radiography assessment of "highly suspicious for malignancy" that was actually written on my form. My husband took off for a business meeting out of state and I spent the next week figuring I was in for a long haul. I got the biopsy and the next day the surgeon called and told me it was a fibroadenoma. I'm 40 now and everytime I go in for my mammo they find that stupid thing. It's entangled in a bunch of arteries and glands under my arm so they won't take it out. For what it's worth, if you've had one, you more than likely will get more. Also, once they are removed they can regrow.
I'll be sending some positive vibes your way, I know how you feel. Keep us posted, please. :hug:

mks22300
01-21-2008, 08:50 PM
:hug:

Krystal
01-21-2008, 10:43 PM
:hug::heart:

saracidaltendencies
01-21-2008, 10:57 PM
I'll be thinking of you and hoping for the best :hug:

Chikky
01-21-2008, 10:59 PM
Happy thoughts and hugs your way!

dustinac
01-22-2008, 12:25 AM
:hug: :heart: :hug:

Jen17
01-22-2008, 12:41 AM
:pray: When I go up my stairs to go to bed, I will look out the window and wish on a star for you..

Jen:knitting:

Dangles
01-22-2008, 12:57 AM
:hug: prayers are on their way.

GennyLynn1962
01-22-2008, 09:18 AM
Praying for good news and peace for you. :hug:

stitchwitch
01-22-2008, 09:53 AM
OK, one more thing to let you know. When they found something on me they let me know right away and things moved really fast. People started calling me immediately, doctors came in and talked to me instead of techs, etc. A biopsy was scheduled that day for about four days later.
I guess I'm trying to say that at least in my case, it appeared that the more suspicious they were of the lump the more apt they were to get moving. If you haven't heard something by now, I'd start to relax a little, somebody would have seen that ultrasound by now and called if they found anything suspicious I would think. :hug:

PurlyGyrl
01-22-2008, 10:03 AM
:hug:

Jeremy
01-22-2008, 07:54 PM
:pray::hug:

sue in canada
01-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Sending positive thoughts your way.

CountryKitty
01-22-2008, 10:21 PM
:grphug:

Prayers going up for you. And try not to worry. I have a condition in which I have lumps all through my breast tissue so a self exam doesn't do me too much good (still do it tho'). Most lumps are benign, and by having exams regularly you have already improved you chances dramatically---good for you BTW.

How to do a Breast Self Exam--this is for anyone reading who isn't sure how to do this. It takes all of 5 minutes each month and could save your life...and please teach this to your Moms and sisters and daughters.Especially if you are a woman of color--for some reason breast disorders hit African American women harder than other women.

Do this once a month, when you're in the shower (you're body will be nice and relaxed and your hands will be warm :thumbsup: ). Starting at your nipple, rub your fingertips in small circles, gradually working all the way around the nipple and then outward, so that you gradually work in a spiral outward from the nipple. Work around and around till you've covered the entire breast, then work your fingers up from the top outer portion of the breast up under the armpit (there's a section of breast tissue extending up thataway). Also, gently feel along the inner side of your upper arm and between the breast and the collarbone, and all along the sternum---there are lymph nodes in these areas which can become swollen if there is a problem in the breast.

angel4ever
01-24-2008, 10:37 PM
So far I have not heard back from my GYN about the results of my mammogram/ultrasound. The wait is driving me crazy! I would think that if it was something suspicious, I would have been contacted by now. I'm so anxious about what might be said. :pout: :pout: :pout:

Thank you all for your support. As soon as I hear anything I will definitely post the news here.:hug: :hug:

:hug:

Mariblue
01-24-2008, 10:59 PM
:hug:

momwolf
01-24-2008, 11:57 PM
You are in my thoughts and prayers :hug:

angel4ever
01-26-2008, 11:02 AM
I received a letter in the mail from the radiologist yesterday about the mammogram. (still waiting for info from the ultrasound). The letter states the lump requires further evaluation and that my doctor will advise what should be done next. Also to remember that not all lumps are cancerous but my doctor will advise me as to what to do next.

I'm still somewhat nervous and trying not to think the worst. But of course being human the worst is always in the back of your mind. I suppose that if it were definitely cancer they would have called me back immediately---I don't know.


I will definitely post updates as soon as I hear more. But I just want to say thank you to everyone for their prayers and support.

knitncook
01-26-2008, 11:34 AM
Talk to your doctor about doing a needle biopsy so that you know what you are going under the knife for. It will mean less waiting usually than scheduling the surgery and then having a biopsy done. Keep us posted! BTW, I happen to know that all u/s and mammograms that discover anything will always say, "needs further investigation and talk to your doctor" because all those tests do is verify that there is a mass that was not normal.

stitchwitch
01-26-2008, 11:40 AM
Call about the results of the ultrasound. They would have had more than enough time to view it and get back to your doctor if they had found something that was solid. In my opinion, a week is way too much time to wait for someone to contact you with a yay or nay on needing a biopsy. Keep us posted. :hug:

bethany
01-26-2008, 03:17 PM
I missed this earlier-you are in my thoughts and prayers.

KnittingNat
01-26-2008, 04:28 PM
I missed that thread too - i'm praying and thinking about you :hug:

jdee
01-27-2008, 05:04 PM
You're still in my prayers.:hug:

scout52
01-27-2008, 07:24 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Keeping you in my thoughts. Good luck!!:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

texas1107`
01-27-2008, 08:29 PM
Thoughts and prayers are going out to you. Just went through a similar thing with my niece. :muah:

angel4ever
01-28-2008, 07:14 PM
Well it seems that I do have to see a breast specialist. The mammogram & ultrasound have both concluded that the lump is an undefined breast lesion. (location 11 o'clock in the right breast). In other words they don't know what the lump is. My GYN advised me to contact the breast specialist. She said they may tell me that I have 3 options: 1 - watch & monitor, 2 - needle aspiration, 3 - biopsy. The only thing that is somewhat comforting is that if it was definitely 10000% without a doubt cancer, I would be scheduled for surgery already. I mean there is still the small posibility that it could be cancer. However, at this point it could also be another fibroadonema.


Thanks everyone for your support :hug: :hug:

dustinac
01-28-2008, 07:23 PM
:hug: :heart: :hug:

auburnchick
01-28-2008, 07:42 PM
I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

:hug:

scout52
01-28-2008, 08:22 PM
:hug: :hug: good luck. if it was me I would opt for the needle biopsy and get it over with. cuz my mind would just go crazy. i am soooo sorry you are going through this. this is just so terrible though I'm so grateful they say its not cancer. either way anything messing with your breasts is SOOO NOT COOL:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

mks22300
01-28-2008, 08:38 PM
:hug: :hug: I'm keeping you in my thoughts! :hug: :hug:

texas1107`
01-28-2008, 09:53 PM
I am still sending you prayers!!:hug:

Chikky
01-28-2008, 10:26 PM
:hug: Much luck! Thinking of you.

Dangles
01-29-2008, 12:08 AM
:hug: You're still in my prayers.

stitchwitch
01-29-2008, 09:21 AM
Your breast specialist will more than likely suggest a core needle biopsy or ultrasound guided needle biopsy. At the very least at least you will have some definitive answer as to what it is relatively soon. When I had mine done the next day breast surgeon who did it called me with the lab results. Good luck sweetie, we're all rooting for ya'. :hug:

sue in canada
01-29-2008, 10:07 AM
Thoughts go out to you. I hope the wait to see the specialist isn't too long.

angel4ever
02-06-2008, 02:33 PM
Just a brief update...

I have the appointment with the breast specialist on 2/11. I am optimistic that all will be well. I have a feeling that the needle biopsy will be recommended and believe it or not, I'm okay with that. In the event that there is cancer (which again I'm 98% sure it isn't) the breast specialist works with Overlook hospital in New Jersey and they specialize in cancer options and treatments. So I will be in the best of hands.

I honestly think this lump is a result of an injury that I had TOTALLY forgotten about until after I had the mammo & U/S. So we shall see what happens.

Thanks again everyone for all of the well wishes and prayers. It means a lot to me.

:hug: :hug: :hug:

angel4ever
02-12-2008, 09:09 AM
I visited the breast specialist yesterday. She feels strongly that the lump is fatty glandular tissue because of the way it is shaped and how it looks like it blends in with the fat glands in the breast. She siad is looks like a smudged thumbprint. She did suggest that I do the ultrasound biopsy just to be 1000000% sure. She scheduled me tentatively for 2/18. But she said that if she couldn't fit me in for that day (apparently there are several biopsies scheduled for that day) I could choose my second choice of dates which would be 3/21.

I feel a little bit more relieved and last night was the first time I slept well in a while.

So thanks again for all your prayers and support and I will definitely keep you all updated.

:hug: :hug: :hug:

sue in canada
02-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Glad to hear that you got some comforting news. Hope all continues to go well for you.

The.Knitter
02-12-2008, 10:10 AM
Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way for the biopsy. Keep up the positive attitude. It DOES help get you through when nerves are raw! :hug:

KnittingNat
02-12-2008, 12:19 PM
:hug:Good luck, we're here for you.

knittingymnast
02-12-2008, 04:52 PM
ill be thinking of you. ;)

momwolf
02-13-2008, 01:45 PM
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jdee
02-13-2008, 03:29 PM
I'm so glad you got some encouraging news. :hug: You're still in my prayers.