Sounds like things are going pretty well...Won't congratulate you, however, until the report on the kidney scan comes back wonderfully normal too!! (No need to tempt the fates!) I am delighted and expect that we will soon be celebrating another good year. Let us know when we can inflate the balloons!!
Sounds like you have had better days than those recently. I am so glad, however, that your husband appears to be in your corner and on the same page....Can make a big difference!!
Glad, too, that neither you nor your medical team are simply sweeping this under the rug, but are making sure you know what is happening. I have not had a similar experience, but I do know that limbo sucks and how concerned you must be!
You will remain in my thoughts while you await the full report. Please let us know how you are doing.
Sorry for this concern! Sometimes what we imagine is far more scary than reality!
Some good things to consider: It is unusual for pain to accompany breast cancer. (Not unheard of, but not the norm either.) Also 80% of lumps are benign.
That being said, it must also be remembered that our bodies often try to tell us when something is amiss...It then is up to us to follow thru and find out what the cause might be. No matter what we may offer, until you get a definitive answer, you will not relax. So...Get to the doctor and have it checked!!
Although I have not had any experience with a cyst, I am posting just to applaud you for following up with another doctor., Second opinions are always a good thing but most especially when question or concerns still remain.
Please know we will be sending good wishes your way. Let us know how things go. Ok?
Distract yourself as best you can by focusing on what you love...Or what you hate and are able to get done with this anxiety-driven energy!
Always remember to breathe...Slowly, deeply in and slowly out! Repeat as long as is necessary.
Angry? Find an old metal pail..Take it to a basement or somewhere with hard damage-resistant walls that can take it crashing into them. Then pull your foot behind you and follow thru with one hecks of a kick! Kick the blazes out of it! Keep doing so until either it is totally destroyed or you have exhausted all the tension!
Know that even IF it is something that has to be dealt with, you have the strength and your medial team has the knowledge so that together you will win!!
Please know our thoughts continue to stream your way!
Charbear, Six/eight months of hell is long enough! I am so proud of you for continuing to check yourself and going back for answers! (Too often we are advised and/or choose to ignore a problem....You, Lady, did not! Good for you!!)
"Suspicious mass" is doctoreese for "Something is there and I've no idea just what it is!"...Please don't let his words make you even more anxious! I am glad that, unlike doctor #1, this one is finding out just what it is!
Fear is perfectly normal...Seems we all tend to hold our breath until we get some answers. When the stress begins to overwhelm you, using your breath for a form of treatment can be very advantageous: Take a deep, slow breath in, now slowly release it, again breathe in deeply and slowly, release it slowly...Continue this exercise until your world begins to slow down and isn't spinning quite out of control. It is a "medicine" that is always with you, non-addictive and effective. Give it a try!
Focus on distracting yourself with things that you enjoy or that will at least take your mind off the worry. Remember that 80% of lumps are benign.
We will be sending tons of good thoughts your way!!
Melissa, I am so sorry that you are in this worrisome limbo...It sucks totally!!
There are several things I would say should ease your concern: For one thing, usually there is no pain with cancer! Usually!! For another, 80% of lumps are not cancer! (Good odds even for Vegas, right?)
Now, for the other side of the coin: There is something going on! A definite change and it is not going away regardless of what you try. Our bodies attempt to let us know when we need to pay attention; the follow-thru is up to us!
Not having a physician at this time definitely makes things more difficult. However, this should be checked out sooner rather than later. I, personally, would not go to the ER...You need to have a mammogram and/or other tests to determine what is happening. Is there a breast care center near you? How about contacting the American Cancer Society for a reference? Make sure you ask whomever you speak with if they know of any free mammograms, etc.. You would be surprised at how many places might be able to assist you, but you will have to seek them out.
If this initial evaluation means having to drive a distance, it is necessary to do so...You can't let this go! If it is something that needs attending, the sooner you seek the help, the better! If, however, it is nothing of concern, you will have wasted perfectly good worry that someday you may need!!
Please know you will be in our thoughts, and do let us know how you are doing. OK?