I was torn between sharing about what is going on in my life right now, and not sharing about it. I think there is more power in being open and honest about it, my fears, and asking for prayer from others. So that is what convinced me to share.
A few weeks back I went for an ultrasound. Nope, not to find out if I was pregnant. To check a lump that I have in my breast. It is something I have been keeping an eye on since I graduated high school. While pregnant with Evie, and after she was born things changed a lot and a bunch of red flags were going off. So I got my butt to the doctor and had a checkup done, the doctor ordered the ultrasound as she was concerned about the same red flags I was.
It felt like I was in the hospital forever getting the ultrasound done. I was there for 30 minutes while the tech got all of the images she needed, and then she went off to show the doctor after saying “I will be right back”. I didn’t realize “right back” meant 15+ minutes later. I waited, and waited. The tech came back and said what I was hoping to hear “From all the tests I have done, and from the doctor quickly looking at these it does not appear to be cancer.” Okay, good that is what I wanted to hear. But there was more “The doctor is concerned about the size, and your history, you can get the final results from your doctor in a week.” I went home feeling a bit better that they said it didn’t appear to be cancer, but even I was still left wondering about what is going on.
I got my results from my doctor last week. They believe I have a large fibroadenoma which basically means a solid, non cancerous breast tumor. The doctors are still concerned by the size, and so a biopsy is wanted to determine for sure that it is this. Now I wait again to get my appointment date to have the biopsy done.
I’d really appreciate your prayers as I wait. For wisdom for the doctors, and skilled hands. For peace and comfort for me, and that this isn’t anything more serious. After the biopsy I will hopefully find out more, including if they want to remove the lump or not.
I know several wonderful women who have gone through similar things, and several who have found out they have cancer. If you notice something, please be proactive and go see your doctor.