In December I found a soft lump in my breast. Contacted the breast screen place and booked in a scan. Earliest áppointment was January 28th.
All good - I wasn't stressing because Google and I are in a relationship and he told me that breast cancers are hard (like a dried pea).
Received a call back for today. Had a little sook at the call back, but pulled on my big girl panties, sucked it up and remembering what my boyfriend Google told me, I went in all positive. They took me in a room where a lady performed a physical feel of my boob. All good. I was then sent in for a second mammogram, then an ultrasound.
Had two ladies performing the ultrasound. Lots of half sentences, secret talk between them and some measuring. Still all good. Positive frame of mind. They then had the Dr come in look at results and advise they would like to do a biopsy.
Still all good. But, they would like a different view, so back in to get a third mammogram. Hmmmm concerned - but still good. Was then taken back into the ultrasound room where 5 people were waiting (lady that did the physical exam, two ultrasound ladies, the Doctor and another random lady). Hmmm, feeling very special by this time.
Surgeon then came in (so me and 6 others) who then performed more ultrasound (Im assuming to locate the spot/spots) and then the biopsy started. They took 4 / 5 biopsy samples and pushed and prodded and goodness knows what they did. They had to make a couple of incisions and put some grabber thing in which kept going off like an ear piercing gun (as they grabbed the samples). Even though I had a local, it still hurt and to top it off, I could feel the blood running around my side and to my back. All good, but starting to get a little worried. It was my belief from the brochure it would just be a long needle.
The Surgeon then took fluid from my lymph nodes (just because they were there). I am soooooo sore. Up to my 8th ice pack since it finished at lunch time.
I don't get the results until next Friday. Whilst I'm still fairly positive, I am a little worried. I am only 40.