Monday, 23 November 2009

A Breast of things

Some time the middle of last week I noticed some discomfort in my left breast. A couple of years ago I had to go for a mammogram on both my breasts. That is a painful process in itself. I was told that I was just one of the many women who suffer painful breasts and there was nothing I could do, so I believed them. Up until now I had no problems, then last week it all changed. I had a chat with another blogger.. Secretia who is a nurse, so I asked for her advice and she told me to go get it checked out asap, I told her I would do and I would keep her informed. This morning I made an appointment to see a lady doctor. I've got one uncomfortable breast, it's hot.. sore..tender..PAINFUL! I told the doctor this, she examined me.. her hands were cold, but a welcome change to warm hands as my skin is hot. Apparently I have a cyst just to one side of my nipple. I am now taking a course of Antibiotics, so that means no alcohol for me until I'm all done popping these horse pills, I say horse pills due to their size....BIG!!
To find out the exact problem, I am now on the waiting list for an emergency mammogram. I'm not looking forward to it, but it will put my mind at rest when I find out it's a minor problem.. I should hear about this in a couple of weeks. In the mean time I shall continue to take my medication, paracetamol, Ibuprofen. So it's a good idea to keep doing the checks on your boobies regularly, you just never know what might happen! I'm hoping my problem IS just a cyst and nothing else. I will keep you posted because I know this subject is very important, life is very important.

22 comments:

Spiky Zora Jones said...

hi sweetie...you take care of you sweetie. I know how you feel I've been through it too. My Friend jenn has too...she just went through radiation treatments. I was more afraid for her than I was for myself.

kisses and best wishes oing to you sweetheart. xxx

Gray said...

I am so glad you went in to get it checked out. Too many of us women over look such things until it is too late. Please keep up posted!

UBERMOUTH said...

That was pretty irresponsible medical advice from your first doctor.

tattytiara said...

I'm glad you're being taken care of. Good friends who give good advice are good to have!

Indigo said...

Spiky ~ I think when the dust has settled and the realisation kicks in I may just panic slightly. What with my leg problems too Lol, I think I'm falling apart. I intend to take care of me, you're so right there.. but I'm confident nothings wrong, just a silly little cyst right? Thanks hun xxx

Indigo said...

Gray ~ I will most definately keep you all posted for sure, thank you

Indigo said...

UBS ~ Yes it was but I'm not laying the blame on any one, just want to get it sorted..

Indigo said...

tattytiara ~ GOOD friends are worth their weight in gold. Thank you

phallatio said...

I hope everything works out well. Lx

Shadow said...

ouch. you're in my thoughts and prayers!

viemoira said...

Hope the medication takes care of it and it ends up being nothing! *hugs*

Indigo said...

phallatio Yes me too, thank you x

Indigo said...

Shadow ~ Thank you, I've been in pain today, emotionally too. My mind says it's not bad, my heart says other wise..

Indigo said...

viemoira ~ hoping is my biggest wish at the moment. Thank you...I'm taking the medication, big as they are.. not sure if I should take them orally or ? ;-)

Secretia said...

Indigo, I'm hoping your pain is reduced, maybe gone, and that you can enjoy some rest and relaxation. Your always in my prayers.

Secretia

Indigo said...

Secretia ~ Thank you for caring so much... my breast hurts when I lie still at night, I'm due at work at 8, I'm dreading putting my bra on.. just taken another huge pill.. I'm going away on Friday until next monday, hope it improves for my journey, I'm riding my motorbike 150 miles.

Just telling it like it is said...

I'm glad to followed through...I worried about you...always the nurse!
Keep us posted and yes it is always good to check your breast and at least you reached out to get help most women would push it off!! Reading the signs...
My nurse heart says you'll be just fine but keep me posted suyga!!!

Just telling it like it is said...

and cheers with naked beers!!!

Indigo said...

Secretia ~ I couldn't sleep last night again, my breast is painful.. but thinking back to my breast feeding days, when I actually had mastitis I was
adviced to sleep with a goog support bra on. The only problem is I fall out of all my bras as I'm swollen on one side. It is most important to follow through with any thing even minor, just in case. My friend had a lump and it hurt, the doc said it was OK 'cuz it hurt. One day I sat in her lounge and shaved her hair, the chemo was making it fall out. Do doctors actually know amything? I'm so glad I know you and you're a caring lovely person.xxx

Indigo said...

Secretia ~ naked beers? Lol...

nitebyrd said...

If you were breast feeding, I'd tell you it's mastitis, although according to Wikipedia, it could be even without the breast feeding!

Either way, I'm sorry you hurt, especially there! I hope that the antibiotics will take care of the infection/cyst and that your mammogram will be painless! I'm glad you're getting it checked out and taken care of.

Positive energy being sent your way!

Indigo said...

nitebyrd ~ I've taken my course of antibiotics, I was feeling better but then Saturday the pain came back which sent my high spirits down again. It still hurts but I'm feeling hopefull.. I don't look forward to having ny boob squashed flat as it hurts now, ou'll hear me screaming on Thursday... thanks for advice, I just waiting for Thursday and gettin it over with..