Now another scary situation. Had a repeat pelvic ultrasound this past Monday due to an ovarian cyst gyno is watching. Got a call this past Thursday from his office and was told that they think the cyst they've been watching looks like it may have multiplied. They can't tell for sure because it's hard to see. The doctor ordered the CA125 blood test and AGAIN I'm freaking out! I'm, like, WTH?! Everything seems out of my control! Ovarian cancer runs in my family. That's why breast doc was sending me to be genetically tested and following me closer because of my risk factors. I had the blood test yesterday and am on pins and needles until I find out. I have to have a repeat sono in 6 weeks.
Because of family history I have always been very nervous about getting OC. I don't know what I'm gonna do if this test shows something.....
Anybody else out there in my shoes? Breast AND Ovarian issues??? Everything is happening all at once here and I just want things to go back to some kind of normal!
And Rachael, I wondered if using cortisone would help. I may try that until this dang allergy subsides. Thanks for the suggestion.
Thanks you everyone for your thoughts, concerns and suggestions....
I didn't have too much discomfort the next day. I took the rest of the week off from work and we had a long weekend anyways. Everybody at this hospital were great! The only true problem I had was an allergy issue that I forgot to mention. I can't use DermaBond...it's that super glue type of substance to close a wound. Doc used something like it and I'm having a heck of a time with the itching, blisters and all-around discomfort. Benadryl at night to help, but I'll be glad when this heals!
Treat myself to something nice, mmhmm! Going out to dinner tomm night with friends.
Keep in touch and let me know how you're doing after.
Saw the breast doctor yesterday and he said still Atypical Lobular Dysplasia. It's not cancer! He wants me to see a specialist to see if I should have genetic testing...mri's...meds to keep cancer away. He said this doctor is phenomenal! Best at what she does. He said it would be months before I could get in. Well my appt is today...she had a cancellation. He also said mammos every 6 months from now on.
So it looks like I dodged the bullet this time around...phew!
I had my stereotactic needle core biopsy Dec 14th and the excisional surgical biopsy on Jan 11th. I go back to the breast doctor tomm (1/17).
Ya know, a couple of you have mentioned dense breast tissue. I have that and over the years it was very difficult to differentiate between what was a lump or just the denseness. I had a needle core about 10 years ago on the right breast that wasn't anything like this. Everything was normal and never had to go back to that breast doctor. This time on the left side, it's like, bing bang BOOM! It's all so scary...
The sleep issues have hit me too. Slept great last night, but I go back to work tomm and my appt is in the late afternoon. So, we'll see what happens tonite, LOL!
I'm 51 years old and I think I'm starting my change. Periods are very few and far between. No hot flashes, thank God! So, as I sit here thinking, hmm this is what it's like for menopause?
There isn't breast cancer in the female members of my family. But there is ovarian cancer, cervical, lymphoma and throat cancer.
I've had my share of issues. Mainly stomach. I have had 2 Nissen fundoplications, gallbladder out, kidney obstruction surgery, many incisional hernias (I think I'm up to 6 now) repaired. Now, I'm dealing with abdominal adhesions. This stuff just adds to my tummy woes....
I keep thinking the good Lord won't hand me something I can't handle! I'm tough too...I'm thinking it's the Taurus in me! LOL
Had my excisional biopsy yesterday and I have to say it wasn't as bad as my mind was imagining it to be. LOL The pain isn't too bad at all, so far.
When the nurse in the xray dept (for wire localization) was reading thru my chart, she did say this had to come out. After reading everything I have researched on ALH, I must say that I had to agree with her.
Now it's the wait that's the killer. I don't go back to breast doctor until next week.
This has all been quite an ordeal, needless to say. BUT a big thank to all of you for your advice. Have a great day...
Thank you Judy! That helps explain things. I am so going to follow his orders and enjoy my holidays! Started this evening with church and a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at my daughter's. I just love seeing the holiday thru the eyes of a 5 year old. My grandson was so excited! I love it!
Merry Christmas to you. I will let all of you know how things are going.View Thread
I had my return appt with my breast doctor yesterday 12/23 and he said he needs to take out more tissue. This time I have to go in the hospital, under general anesthesia and have the tissue surrounding my original biopsy site taken out. He said something along the lines that this could be masking cancer and he wants to be sure because if left there, it could become cancerous.
I'm confused! I thought my biopsy a week and a half ago was benign. Only to return to my appt and find this out. Can anyone explain this to me? He did a great job explaining, but, of course, I have questions afterwards.
My daughter came with me and was able to explain a little bit better. She's a bio-chemistry major and actually understood all this. The doctor said "don't let this ruin your holidays"....it just makes me wonder. Here I'm thinking I'm safe and then this!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
Good morning ladies! Just thought I'd let you know I got my phone call yesterday and it's benign! Phew! Nurse did say that dr may want to take out more tissue and she stopped short to say make sure I keep my upcoming Friday appt. That the dr will discuss findings with me. Don't know what this meant, but only thing I heard clearly was BENIGN! YAY!
Thank you for letting me go on and on. This was scary this time around...not like 10 years ago.
Jan, Judy & Rachael - Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I will take your advice. Doesn't make it any easier, but I am so busy from now until Christmas that Monday will be here before I know it.
The day of my mammogram I was heartbroken when I found out my original breast doctor had retired this past June. Everybody I know went to him! He was very caring and reassuring. One of my friends who went to him was the first person I called when I found out I needed a biopsy. She suggested this group of doctors. I couldn't get into the original one she suggested but it seems like the one I was put with is fabulous. This is a breast center that I'm going to.
What has gotten me most nervous is when I had the biopsy done 10 years ago, my doctor then said this was just a precaution. He didn't think it was anything but had to check to make sure. I even went to have the biopsy by myself. THIS time, way different! Almost like an urgency with it. My sister in law came with me and kept the chatter up about anything BUT cancer. She was a godsend and doesn't even know it LOL
It's been so crazy here that I forgot to take my turkey out of the freezer for Sunday's Christmas dinner at my parents! It's only a 10 lb turkey and I hope it unthaws enough to bake Sunday. I know, change of subject!
Today I'm off to work. Christmas party there during the day. So that will keep me busy. Tomorrow I'm baking cookies, wrapping presents and finish my cards. Sunday it's a busy BUSY day! So, I'll keep busy to keep my mind off of things.
Again, ladies THANK YOU! I will keep in touch and let you know how Monday pans out....