Sunday, July 12, 2009

It's probably nothing....

...but my left breast hurts and has an area of thickening in it that's pretty noticeable.

I'm not panicking - yet, anyway. I had a lump develop in the same breast after the car accident; it was about the size of a hen's egg and turned out to be fat necrosis. For those of you who aren't medically-minded, I'll explain: injury to the breast can cause the body to create firm scar tissue when it repairs the damage. My seatbelt caused a lump of breast tissue to be sheared off, and my body created scar tissue when it tried to repair the damage. It didn't look normal on mammogram imaging so I had a surgery to remove it and have it biopsied. The peace of mind that came from that was wonderful.

Urbaner was gone for the whole thing. It only took 2 weeks from the initial appointment to the surgery, but it seemed like forever....and I think part of that was because I was alone and didn't have anyone to physically lean on. This time isn't going to be any different; Urbaner is leaving today. Apparently my ta-ta's like to act up whenever he's gone.

I don't know whether I should make an appointment with my doctor in the next couple of days to get it checked out, or whether I should wait for a week or so to see what happens with it. I don't want to make a fuss about nothing, but I also want to have some peace of mind.

For once, I really don't know what to do.


Jennifer said...

I've had a lump removed and biopsied. I'm only 19 and was maybe 17 when it happened. The relief that came with it was defiantly amazing. Every month I have a lump that comes and goes, but my recommendation is to go get it checked out. You'll feel better once you'd had a doctor look at it! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Same advice I give guys who are worried about their testicles - they're important to you, so better safe than sorry!