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!
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.
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:
Proliferative fibrocystic change (including focal florid usual type hyperplasia and three peripheral type micropapillomata).
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.
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.
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.
How I loathe thee.
Where everything starts up again and I have to attempt to go about my every day life while still minding my stitches.
It hasn’t been easy. I can’t pick up heavy things, I can’t reach or stretch too far one way or another. I can’t press things to my chest. I can’t move my arm too vigorously. (No tickling the kids, then…)
So what can I do? Apparently watch everyone do it for me and then whine about it.
Can someone just take me out for some Chinese and let me curl up all fat and happy? I think that would be best right now.