Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I got a callback!

But not the good kind, like a callback on a job interview or an audition for a play or anything like that.

I have to go back for more imaging as the radiologist saw a pea-sized lump in my right breast. Ironically, I had the mammogram because of a lump in my left breast, which turned out to be nothing. But they want to ultrasound the right breast to get a better look at this other lump.

Well I was looking stuff up on the internet but for once I was reassured by what I found. I guess being called in for an ultrasound after a mammogram is common and only 10% of these cases result in the lump being cancerous. Usually it is just a cyst (grody!).

And you know I am not one to turn down medical testing, haha.

I was uspet that they couldn't get me in until next Tuesday. I dont want to wait that long; I want to know NOW! I called my Dr's nurse all upset about this but she made me feel alot better. She said that if they had a really strong suspicion that it was cancer they would have sent me to a surgeon for a biopsy right away. So I guess that's reassuring.

It's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I keep seeing all these public service messages and ads about breast cancer. It's getting annoying because I am trying NOT to think about it. Incedently, it is also Mental Illness Awareness Month, and guess how many public service messages I have seen on that topic? 0. Mmmmhmmmmm.......

BTW I am tired of saying (and typing) the word "breast". It grosses me out. I would rather call them "thingeys" or something like that. Any suggestions?

Edit: Ok, so Mental Health Awareness Month is actually in may. Mental Health Awareness Week is October 1-8, so my point still stands. So there!


Angela E. Gambrel said...

I had to go back after my mammogram last year. It ended up being a glandular mass. The fact that you can't get in until next week is a good sign, because you would have been seen much quicker if the doctor thought it was serious.

Try not to worry. :) (And stop looking at WebMD!!! Although I have no room to talk; I do the same thing sometimes.)

Cammy said...

This happened to my mom a few years ago: she had TWO callbacks and ended up having to have a PET scan. It turned out to be nothing, but it was definitely a tense few weeks waiting for a verdict. I hope you're able to put it to the back of your mind until you get to the results, even though I know that's way easier said than done. Hang in there!

Telstaar said...

I'll be thinking and praying for you as you go through the ultrasound. I have never gotten to the point you have but I remember when I did feel lumps and just that breathe that gets caught in your throat feeling - Its not nice (for me it turned out to be cysts in line with my menstrual cycle).

Keep us updated if okay?!

Now to think of a new name for our Thingy's :D xo

Eileen said...

So this morning as I was walking to my bus stop I saw a lady waiting who looked just like you! I got super excited thinking I was about to meet one of my favorite bloggers/recovery & MH inspirations in person. Then realized, "Eileen, Lisa lives far away from Boston & would have posted something if she was taking some big cross-country trip". Anyway it still made my morning!