31 March 2011 - Went to family doctor - He was unhappy with my breast exam.
7 April 2011 - Ultrasound. Bad. Tech took tons of screen-shots. Both breasts.
~10 April 2011 - Back at Family doctor. He wanted to send me "To Winnipeg." Not knowing what the heck that meant, as a Military Wife in a strange place, I asked to stay in Brandon. Save a 6 hour return drive. Get sent to a general surgeon.
12 May 2011 - Met surgeon. He wants another Ulrasound.
7 June 2011 - Other Ultrasound. More unpleasantness.
15 June 2011 - Met surgeon again. He wanted to get another surgeon to look at me. Still staying local. Says he doesn't have a lot of experience with breasts. Uh-oh. He wants to remove my milk ducts. Big Uh-oh. A couple of weeks later, first surgeon calls me back in. Wants me to do a galactogram. Other surgeon says nothing should be done, at all. I'm in pain here.
8 August 2011 - Tech attempted galactogram. His hands shook like crazy. Unsuccessful. Bah. Did a mamogram instead. I have very, very dense breasts. Duh, I'm 34!
~29 August 2011 - Surgeon sending me to Winnipeg to see a Surgical Oncologist at, get this, "The Breast Health Center." FACEPALM.
29 December 2011 - Called the Breast Health Center. They didn't get my referal until November.
~5 January 2012 - Got copy of my referal from my family doctor, who made my husband cry over it. Doc was all like, "WTFF?" I'm still in denial, happily.
6 January 2012- Faxed copy of referal (dated 29 August 2011) to Breast Health Center.
21 February 2012 - Going to spend 6 hours in a car going to meet with Surgical Oncologist. Should have done this in May, 2011.
Book me a seat, please? I need the glowey, glittery, feather boa thoughts with me on Tuesday, please.
Hi there! Thank you so much for your warm reply! Going to start 3 months of 2 tablespoons of crushed flaxseed a day, then I'm going to move on to Tamoxifen if that doesn't work. I'm the biggest skeptic in the world, so I'm going to put my money on the Tamoxifen, thanks. In any case, I shall survive!
I'm reducing my stress level by finding another job, and working less than 12 hours a day.
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