Saturday, February 9

The Lump that Went Away

Around the beginning of this year, I felt soreness in my left breast and a little lump. I am breastfeeding so I reckoned it was just a blocked duct, but it stayed for more than two weeks. I was worried after learning from a friend that her sister got a cyst though she was breastfeeding. I was thinking I could have the same case. So when we saw our GP for Jens' vaccine, I told him about it and he referred me for a mammogram - as after him feeling it said that it was mobile.

I booked for a mammogram but the earliest schedule was two weeks away (the receptionist had to confirm to her boss or whoever if it is cover by medicare - I forgot to tell her that I have medicare supplement, our private health insurance). Okay, nice.. it will give me time to think about it if I really have to go through with it or the lump might melt down by that time. Though, mammogram is just sort of like x-ray, it side effects can be severe than x-ray radiation so I was reluctant.

Luckily, a week before my appointment... I can no longer feel the lump. But still I didn't cancel my appointment, as I want to be sure that I am free of any ailments. But MCJ was so busy during the week that I will have the mammogram and told me that we might just ask FIL to drive me down the clinic. I don't like the idea so a day before the appointment, I cancelled it. Indeed it was just a blocked duct that I often have especially now that Jens is eating solids.

Having a lump every now and then still worries me because we have relatives who died from breast cancer. It's scary.


Cielo said...

hi era, god is good that ur lump is gone...take a lot of care.