I found a lump 2 weeks ago on my right breast. I was overdue for a 6 month mammogram by 6 months at the time this thing just jumped out at me when I was taking off my bra. First thing I did was ask my hubby to feel it and his response was immediate: go get it checked.
So I called the hospital where I went for my mammogram 6 months ago told them I found a lump and needed to come in for my long overdue pictures. At first they wanted me to go see my family doctor first, but I told them I just wanted to skip that step, come in get the pictures and then go to see my doctor. They asked for a prescription from him for more detailed pics and an ultrasound, which he wrote up. The next day I go in for the procedure and after the second set of photos and waiting forever the doctor came in and said that it looks benign but they've been fooled before and I need to go to the hospital for a core biopsy. yikes! The nurse looked at me and said "Don't start planning your funeral yet" I told her I would be much more comfortable if they hadn't told me I needed a biopsy!
Last Thursday, August 16th at 11:00 am, I went in for the ultrasound core biopsy. Ya know, the procedure itself didn't hurt a bit because he had numbed me up so well, all I felt was the anesthetic needle at first when he inserted it, but I didn't even really feel that after the initial prick. He marked my right shoulder with his initials, drew and X on the lump on my boob and washed my girl down with some clear stuff that he said was better than betadine, made a tiny incision and inserted the tool. Each time he took a sample he warned me before the POP noise the tool makes when it takes the sample out, so all in all the whole thing wasn't too terrible. The terrible part is they told me 24 hours on Thursday till they got the results from pathology. She said they do their best to make news travel fast so whoever can call me first on Friday would, either the hospital or my family doctor.
Friday morning I woke up early (always do) fed the dogs, played a little online poker and waited patiently till 8 am when I promptly called Dr. Beaumont's office to see if they got the results. Of course they hadn't. I waited till 11 am. No calls. Called the family doc again. No results. Paced around the house. Went out for breakfast with my dear husband. (late breakfast lol) waited waited paced paced. Finally at 3:30 I called the Breast Center and told them I was looking for my results. They put me through to a nurse who promptly called me back and said pathology wasn't done with my biopsy yet. She said she'd call them to ask if they would be done by 4:30 which must be the magic cut off time on Friday afternoons (Do hospital pathology departments close the weekends?) and she'd call me back one way or the other. Four o'clock she calls and says "sorry, but we won't have an answer for you till Monday".
So I have just lived the longest weekend of my life. I tried to relax yesterday, but I couldn't. Same today. Oh well, its evening now, there's a new episode of Big Love on in 20 minutes...that'll distract me for an hour anyway.
What do you think my odds are? Is it 50/50 like having a baby girl or baby boy? 50/50 its cancer or its not?
Just a few more hours...at least 13 of 'em but most of them I will be sleeping. Some of them.
Wish me luck