Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Public Service Announcement Time

In the wee hours of the night of October 10th something woke me from my sleep.  I am not sure what it was.  Bubba was wedged in between us (as he normally wanders down the hall at night).  The TV was on (as it is when Hubby and I both crash hard and forget to turn it off. And Hush HUBBY, I am getting better about turning it off.) 

I woke up, my hand went to my right ta-ta and I felt a lump.

I had never noticed it before and I knew it wasn’t there at my annual exam back in the spring.

I felt physically sick.  Maybe I was dreaming?? 

I didn’t fall asleep and spent most of the what remained of the night in a state of worry.

As soon as it was 8:30 in the morning I called my GYN office.  As you may or may not recall I’ve spent some time with them over the past couple of years with this idiot uterus of mine…(that issue is all fine for now if you are wondering….)

And since they know and love me – they worked me in that morning. 

FYI – all this happened the morning the preschool teacher wanted to have a chat with me about Bubba’s fine motor skills…I told you it had been a BAD morning…

When my favorite gyn doctor came in the first thing he said was “let me just say – regardless of what I find you will go to have a DIAGNOSTIC mammogram”. 

Dr. J felt the lump to – he said he was quite sure it was a “nothing” lump (benign cyst) but again – he was sending me for the mammogram that they would schedule.

Well – today was my DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM.   The gals in the office are so nice and so caring as they mash the shit out of my boobs…..which is NOT a complaint but a fact…….from the mammogram part I was then put in another room for an ultrasound.  The tech then left and went to get the radiologist who read everything right then and then came in and did another ultrasound.

All tests show that I am FINE – it is a tissue mass (think she called it a lobular tissue mass).

I got a big check mark on my sheet that said NORMAL.

So ladies……as a reminder – go get those ta-ta’s mashed!  Please!  If you think there is a problem – call your doctor – call my doctor – call somebody – but don’t wait!

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