Thursday, January 19, 2012

No More Stressing From Me...

I'm back after a little break.

I continued to worry about my breast and just went ahead and made an appointment with a breast surgeon.

I couldn't take it anymore and it was affecting my life.

I had my appointment this morning and was anxious, to say the least.

Now, this surgeon had to cancel all his appointment yesterday because he was going to be in surgery all day.

He also is one of the top surgeons in my area...so I was happy to know that he would be seeing me.

I don't think my exam took more than 5 or 6 minutes.

He did another exam and even asked me if there was a spot I was concerned about.

I showed him and he felt.

He said I felt fine to him numerous times and didnt even suggest a mammogram or ultrasound.

He did ask me how long was I planning to nurse and I said another year or so.

He said fine and wanted to see me in 4 four months; but I felt fine to him.

I have to admit I again started to worry because I figured if I felt fine why do I have to come back....but I'm not going to worry about it.

I trust his assessment. He has operated on boobs many times and knows a bad lump when he feels one. In fact I dont have a lump, just dense tissue and milk ducts.

Sometimes, I could slap myself for worrying so much.

He did tell me to continue when the breast exams, which I will.

Thank God, I can move forward and learn from this situation.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you were able to go to the doctor to ease your fears!

Out My window said...

That is really scary and you reacted just like a normal person should react. I take a low-dose chemo that actually causes cancer and lumps. So I know all about the rush to the doctor and the fear and the way they look at you like you are taking up space in the office. But...but...b I am sorry you had to go through this.

~Carla~ said...

Sometimes you just need that extra assurance! Glad you feel better now!

Judy said...

sometimes it is better to be safe. Always go with your gut!! I have "fat" bobbies as my doctor calls them so I am always sure to get my mamogram. Plus I have a family history of cancer..so ever since I turned 40 I have gone every year..fun no..necessary afer 40 yes

Debby said...

Glad you feel better after seeing the DR, you can never be to careful! Love your post about bedtime. One of my DD has 3 little ones, when the last was born I would go over the first 3 weeks and help with bedtime...CRAZY!!!! But worth every minute of time with them. Wait till they are teens is gets worse.