January 19, 2012

cyst.


 Well, what a day so far.

Here is what I dealt with in the past 16 hours. I discovered a very large lump on my right breast. Did not sleep well. Woke up, scoured internet for painful lump self-diagnosis. Rushed to Urgent Care when they opened at 7:30. Argued with the receptionist about why I didn't initially call my gynocologist. Refrained from punching her in the face. And explained that I didn't want to have to wait 4 weeks to get in there.
Saw the doctor who eased my mind when he told me that typically cancer doesn't pop up out of no where, and that it seemed more of an inflammation issue but scheduled me for an immediate sonogram and mammogram.  Upon entering Mammography, was asked if I was pregnant. My face lit up. I said I don't know! MAYBE!  They ordered a blood test to make sure. I waited for 45 minutes hoping and praying I was pregnant. Had Sonogram. Was told it was a cyst.  Was called in for the mammogram. Was told I was not pregnant.  Mammogram was uneventful. Was told I was "all set". I left. Went to work. Got called 20 min. later. "Where are you Ms. Eurto? Your test results are here, you need to come back in to talk to the Doctor". Raced back to the office. Was told for a 2nd time it was a cyst.  Better to have it dealt with - drained or removed are the options.  But my gynocologist can make that call at my annual exam next month.

I'm ready to go back to bed.





34 comments:

  1. Oh, beautiful lady. What an ordeal (on so many levels). Thinking of you....

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  2. What an intense day, such a lot to go through, and all at once too....hugs. X

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  3. Hugs! My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so I know what you just went through, I went through it with my mom. So glad it is only a cyst! I just had one removed about a week ago, it's not so bad. Whatever your doctor says, go with it. It will be for the best!
    Hope you have a better day tomorrow <3

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  4. Been there. Always scary, never fun. Luckily my insurance allows me to go directly to a specialist so I had the draining done by a breast specialist. Also lucky that I live in a large metropolitan area where there are many docs who specialize in breasts. The last time I had this problem the cyst was the size of a golf ball and bright red. I had a fever of 104. That was a big clue that I needed attention right away!

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  5. Sometimes being a girl can be exhausting.

    Sounds like margaritas for dinner tonight :)

    Hang in there!!

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  6. Oh no, what a dreadful day you've had! I'm sorry you did not get good news on the pregnancy test, but I'm glad you do not have breast cancer.

    I say wine and chocolate are in order, after your nap and a massage--that is. Oh, and you'll probably need to buy a few art beads too. That always helps me when I've had a crummy day.

    Hopefully tomorrow will be much better.

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  7. And by the way, your necklaces are gorgeous! I've been drooling over those bottle cap beads but I'm too cheap to buy them :(

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  8. Sorry that it has been such a stressful day. So glad to hear that it is a cyst. Good for you for pushing & taking care of yourself & getting quick answers! Do something calm & caring for yourself. Be it a relaxing massage; bottle of wine or a shopping trip - you deserve it.

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  9. Wow, that's a lot of uncertainty for one day! I'm glad it was something that you took care of right away and it was treatable. May your weekend be better :)

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  10. I'm sorry you had to go through all of that stress, I know EXActLY what it feels like! You did the right thing! Hopefully all women reading this will do a self-exam today! Glad you're good to go! And I especially like the blue necklace, you used that bottle cap bead in the perfect way!

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  11. easycinderella1/19/2012

    Love your site. Love your Jewelry. Glad just a cyst. Will have plenty of advice when you have a baby. Or...even how to get pregnant (I had my kids a bit later in life).

    Good Luck!

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  12. I never knew such a thing can happen to a breast. I've learned so much about beading from you and now about breasts!

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  13. Goodness what a day. I'm so happy to hear it's just a Cyst. Dam things, I've got one on my foot luckily it doesn't bug me too much.

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  14. Annoying as hell, but thank goodness it's nothing serious!

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  15. Been there, done that, and it's always awful. You really have my sympathy. I've had several breast cancer scares, including being called back because of "something we don't like" on a mammogram.

    The medical people are so la-ti-da about it, not understanding how deeply it rocks your world. I'm so glad everything turned out OK!

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  16. Well, so sorry for your terror (I do the same scare-myself-to-death-with-Google-research-thing), but glad that the cyst part came to naught! But sorry there's no bebe. Time for a glass of wine and a bubble bath.

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  17. Thank you all. All of your comments are incredible and comforting, you have no idea. xxoo

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  18. I love the part about restraining yourself! :-) At my mammogram this fall, they saw something and asked me to come in for the sonogram. After they sonogrammed me, there was time to wait while the doctor looked at it. During that time, I gave myself a pep talk about how I could handle the news and hair loss, even though I love my gray hair. They came back and told me it was a cyst. They drained it a week later, no problem. Stay strong, sister!

    Ann
    mycriticaleye.com

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  19. Oh craziness. But not totally surprising...gotta love going to the doctor. I'm glad you persisted. And hope everything will be A-OK!

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  20. Oh my what a stressful day but so good that the frightening part is over. But you do the right thing to insist that your health concerns are met. Wishing you peaceful and stress free weekend.

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  21. Aw, Love so sorry you had to experience all that! Like some others have said, I've also been there and done that a few times. I happen to have very fiberous breasts and I have TWO lumps in my left breast. They can't even do a mammogram on me. I have to have an ultrasound for them to be able to see anything. I have had a biopsy on both lumps. Sometimes one of them is painful and seems to go up and down with my menstrual cycle. It's all hormone related. At least mine are. I had a problem with one of them getting quite large when I was pregnant with Nora. Now, it seems to have evened off. So, don't worry! Lots of women out there have these kind of issues! Hormones can make all kinds of crazy things happen.

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  22. Better to deal with a health concern head on like you did. I'm glad you went to urgent care.
    Perhaps letting your Gyn know about what you have recently went through they can get you in sooner.
    (if there is a cancellation)
    I had a different scare... size- able fatty nodules in my thyroid...but when they said initially called them tumors I just broke down and cried...So I feel for ya & your scare.
    I'll be checking in for updates you want to share with us.
    I'm okay...just have to have it checked yearly to see if it changes. Or if it gets to the point I can't swallow.
    Wishing you the best of health.

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  23. I'd say you handled it all very well! It's a scary thought how things like that can just pop up so quickly. Take care & have a relaxing weekend.

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  24. Gah, what a bad day! Glad is isn't more serious

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  25. Oh my, Lotelei, what a day for you, too many emotional lows, high, lows, plateau, low,... aagh, you poor lady. Thank goodness the outcome is OK.. back to bed for you after a soothing vino..have a chilled weekend and take care. Vicki

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  26. Lorelei - so glad to hear how this ended. I would have been a manical nervous wreck too!!!

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  27. So glad it turned out to be only a cyst. What an ordeal. You were really right to deal with it immediately!! Good call. Have a relaxing weekend.

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  28. That kind of day would make anyone crazy! Glad to hear it's been confirmed as a cyst.

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  29. Oh Lorelei, so sorry to hear that. Sending you love and light and healing thoughts.

    ~Pamela

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  30. Wow, stressful indeed! Glad it was just a cyst and nothing more. :-)
    And hang in there about getting pregnant, it's gonna happen!

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  31. Oh my, that sounds like a terrible day!

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  32. What a mess of a day! I had a recent scare, too, but it took longer to get figured out and they called at 5pm on a Friday to tell me, um, thinks aren't right, can you come in a couple of WEEKS?

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  33. Thanks for sharing so openly about your day. You touch many, many women in recounting your ordeal and help bring us all a little closer.

    Keep thinking baby thoughts, Lorelei. :-)

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  34. What an ordeal of a day! I'm so glad that the news was good in the end. I had successful treatment for cancer just under a year ago (this time last year I was in that horrible limbo time between diagnosis and treatment) and I so easily panic if I find anything I think is unusual, which my consultant says is perfectly normal behaviour!
    I love the part where you had to restrain yourself!

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