Post Edited (MiaB) : 6/20/2005 7:34:45 PM (GMT-6)
I have been in your shoes, found a few lumps after my dx too. Because we are more vigilant and more aware of our breast lumps, I think we find more. After a few months of doing SBE's, you should feel more comfortable and more familiar with your breasts, I know i have a couple lumpy areas in my right (non ca) breast and I know what they feel like and where they are. the key is to get them checked out and assuming it is nothing, then get familiar with them and learn their texture, size, etc. If you get bilateral mast, I would encourage you to wait till you are more calm, just so you don't act on emotion. You'll want to make a rational decision, not based on the fear of the moment. Hang in there....get these checked and then take time to decide what to do.
I too did not know that I had clips in my breast and I loved my 2 surgeons...I saw it in the first mammogram and learned it is quite normal.
I really don't have any advise to give you. I am pretty new at all of this. I understand how you must feel to find a lump after all you have been through. Its very scary, But like alot of the responses have said it could only be a lump and nothing more. I will have my fingers crossed for you and wish you the best, keep us posted and know you have people here to listen and support you as much as they can including me. ......skeeter1
thanks everyone for all your loving words and comfort. I haven't called anyone yet and most likely will wait until I see the gyn. next friday. I'm hoping maybe it will just go away, maybe I imagined it or that it is nothing more than a lumpy boob! But I will have it checked out and I am looking into info on proph. bilateral mast. with immediate reconstruction. I just don't think having "my" breasts is worth all this stress. I can have boobs that are made from my extra (and I have enough of that trust me) belly tissue. Or I can get them in a box. But watching my daughter watch me go through all this again will be torture that I cannot endure, at least right now so soon after the diagnosis, surgery and rads.
So I will keep you updated when I see the gyn. And in the meantime I am looking for a breast specialist in the area.
Hugs to all and thanks again!
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