One Down, One to Go!

Good news! Finally!!!

I don’t have to go back to the Breast Clinic unless something else happens, and I should be clear to go about my daily activities in a few days! Now, all I have to do is deal with my primary trying to get me a nuerologist!

Good luck to me!

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Don’t Know

So, according to my doctor, it sounds like my breast has gone and filled with fluid again. However, if it keeps doing it this quickly, I need to know why and what to do. 

I can’t keep driving to a place that is over 3 hours away every week, let alone 2 and 3 times a week. It just can’t be done. 

Thankfully, my boyfriend should be getting his car back from the body shop soon and he can just take me. My mother hates driving in big cities that don’t have back roads, and for some reason, all of the actually good hospitals and doctors seem to be in that area. 

It escapes me why I’m surrounded by idiots that seem to have gotten their medical license from the bottom of a cereal box, but in the worst place possible, there are good doctor’s that know what they’re doing and are willing to help you.

I can’t keep doing this. As is, there is a lot of stress going on in my home life, and this doesn’t help in the slightest. 

Not What We Thought

Yesterday was my appointment at the Breast Clinic, and I got the full results from my biopsy.

According to the results, it wasn’t duct ectasia, but rather focal florid usual type duct hyperplasia. Plus 3 peripheral type micropapillomata were found, largest being 2mm. 

As for the other, I shall write it word for word here:
“Final Report:

Sclerosing adenosis.

Proliferative fibrocystic change (including focal florid usual type hyperplasia and three peripheral type micropapillomata).

Preliminary Report:

Initial sections demonstrates sclerosing adenosis and nonproliferative fibrocystic change including extensive stromal fibrosis.”

Now, as far as the hyperplasia, I’ve done some looking into and it doubles my chance of developing breast cancer. I’m currently trying to look into the micropapillomata and the proliferative fibrocystic change. I think I know what the sclerosing adenosis is, but I will recheck before anything else. 

Until then!

Coming Back

I’m going back in a week.

I have fluid in my breast, 26CCs worth, according to the nurse that needed it out of me. It hurt like hell. I cried. 

I’m in a lot of pain right now. I’ve been ordered antibiotics as back-up. 

Momentarily I thought I was going to have another episode whilst at the Breast Clinic. Luckily it went by without much incident. Now, I await until morning to remove my pack and wait until anything else comes about.

Until then!

Sleep

I have to check my stitching this morning because unfortunately my boyfriend moves while he dreams and he elbowed me in my “bad breast” as we call it. It’s not his fault, but he won’t stop apologizing. 

This update has been short, but I need to check on it still. My follow-up appointment is tomorrow.

Until then!

Possibilities of Stress

So, everything seems to be healing okay from what I can tell. However, I have a hard lump that’s all bruised and jutting out beyond my skin, coincidently the thing I was supposed to be rid of via this surgery.

My mother thinks it might be a hematoma, which she had a few of from her surgeries. 

Of course, I say “hematoma” to my boyfriend and he immediately starts staring at my head in a worries fashion. Stupid soap operas.

So I have my follow-up appointment soon, bit may have to postpone it because I just don’t have the money to go all that way right now. 

I already have to worry about the possibility of going to Buffalo because my boyfriend’s grandfather passed. So far it has been a very eventful month. 

I’ll try to keep you updated.

Until then!

Nurses Who Know

Do you know what I love? Nurses who know claustrophobic people don’t like things pressing against their faces! When I had my surgery, the nurses had the mask resting against my chin and tilted up and told me to breathe in deeply. It was a much better experience than when I had my appendix taken out at a hospital nearest to me. 

With my appendix out, they had shoved the mask on my face and told me to breathe in. Then upon waking, I went into a panic attack and then they shoved the mask more and more into my face and told me to calm down. Yeah, that’s easy with you choking me with a rubber mask!!!

This time, it was much better. I’m pretty sure they slipped me some happy gas in there, too, because I didn’t have a panic attack this time. 

I loved my nurses! (well, all but two of them, but we’ll get there.) They were friendly and polite and tried their best to distract me from unpleasant things like needles. 

As for the two I don’t like, my first nurse was a cranky old hag who told me to put my robe on backwards for her own amusement for another one I didn’t like (a condescending blonde that didn’t knock when she popped in while I was trying to dress.) 

So, I told my boyfriend that if they tell me to turn it around again, they were doing it. 

It’s kind of funny, though. I concentrated more on making my boyfriend smile and laugh before my surgery before anything else. 

He has been very sweet and concerned about me, even doing some things without my asking. Apparently I slept for a good 6 hours after I got home, and when I got up to use the restroom, he spread out the sheets to smooth them and even tried to tuck me in as gently as he could. 

That deserved a big kiss. When a guy says that if you want anything, he’ll drop his video games and do it, you know it’s serious. 🤣

I’m still in pain, but only as much as I was before, until the nerves around my nipple wake up, then it feels like sharp shockwaves trying to explode my nipple. 

On the bright side, I still have to wear my bra, (I can’t stand not wearing my bra, only some will understand) and now I can eat almost everything I want. My nurse told me no coffee for 48 hours, though, but I can have soda, which confuses me. 

However, I cannot sleep on my right side (the side I had surgery on) or, obviously, my stomach. So I have to prop up on a few pillows, which I hate doing because it always makes my neck stiff. 

Otherwise, all seems to be okay. I’ll keep you updated on my experience!

Until then!