Saturday, August 27, 2011

Save the ta tas

So a couple of months ago I found a lump in my breast.  Scary as hell.  Worst part is trying to get into the OBGYN.  I got my appointment only to confirm that in fact there is a lump of some sort.  I love how the doctor states its most likely nothing.  And you can tell this just by touching my boobs?  I find that a tad hard to swallow.  So instead I begin to worry.  He schedules my mammogram and tell me if they see something that he will want an ultrasound done as well.  I have never had a mammogram.  I knew it entailed squishing my boobs.  Let me just tell you I think it was developed by a man.  I swear they put them in a vice…see below pictures
  Vice that a man uses

 mammogram machine…see the resemblance?
No?  Here is a better visual
  SQUISH…get it now?  They take your boob and squish it between to plates to get your boob as flat as possible.  That’s best picture.  So after the mammogram I had to have the ultrasound which make me even more nervous.  I wonder what they saw.  The ultra sound tech made it seem like she didn’t see anything.  But if the doctor and I felt the lump what the hell is is? You would think that would ease my mind.  But its not…Now that its over with…I have to wait a week for the results.  I am going to be a basket case…ugh
  Sooo I will update you as soon as I know.
So save the ta ta’s check your breast every month!


Texan Zombie Goddess said...

I swear, if we were animals, we'd get the fraking results 10 minutes later. I know I need to get a mammogram, but the impending pain stops me in my tracks. Sad, I know. Here's praying that it really is nothing!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Casting your breast lump to the Universal Healing Power and hoping it resolves into a cyst that can be drained or similar “thang”. So far I am 0 for 3 in the lumpectomy race. All benign, all very very scary.

Dark Mother said...

I had the same thing happen to me when I was only 34. I had the mammogram (I didn't think it hurt though), followed by a sonogram. I was told to wait a week.

ahahahahah! I was on that phone the next day and continued calling until 48 hours later the doctor called me back and said everything was fine.

The lump actually went away before she called me back and was as a result of me drinking too much caffeine or some bullshit like that.

Get on the horn and call those biatches so you don't make yourself crazy.

Ann Worthington said...

If you go to the same OBGYN I do, he really treats everything like that. He's casual about shit like that. I didn't find out until a week after my surgery, while he was showing me the pictures from my operation, that I had pre-cancer. He was like " I cut it out and burned it. Got rid of it." Like it was nothing.
I dread getting a mammogram. I don't want my boobies squished like pancakes, but it's better to be safe.
Maybe it's just a fatty lump. Happens. Hope you get good results!

Leeanna said...

Hope everything comes out fine. I've never had a boob smashing yet and I'm moving on 57 years. i do check myself every week though just in case.
One of these days I have to make an appointment for "the works" and get totally sloshed and get everything scoped, smashed, and checked out. One of these days.

Christine said...

Wishing you well!! My doctor suggested yesterday that I should think about getting an early mammogram since I already have a history of cancer. But I got big mammies and am not liking the idea of the squish!