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MIKEL99
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   Posted 6/6/2010 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone , I discovered a lump in my chest right under my left nipple that is tender to the touch while drying after a shower yesterday .It appears to be a phenomenon called Gyneocomastia , a lump of tissue that is touch sensitive , however its said 1000 men per year also get breast cancer in the U.S.A. I'll of course have to see the doctor on Tuesday and see what they say , if its benign or whatever , it can be a med side effect and I've tried so many .Just something else to worry about , just what I needed , darn ! I really can't get a break that lasts too long , I'm always waiting for the other foot to drop and boom , thanks for listening . Mikel!

auntkay
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   Posted 6/6/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mikel, i sure hope it turns out to be nothing serious. Follow up with your dr. and keep us posted. Kay

Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/6/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, shoot, Mikel... just what you DON'T need, huh? I'm so sorry.... because you don't need anything else to worry about, my friend. Ahhh, I'm frustrated for you. I hope and pray that it's just a random, benign thing.... I'm glad you are getting right in and seeing your doctor. Please let us know what happens at that appointment.

I know it's so hard to stay positive when all these things are happening.... but know that there are so many of us pulling for you and thinking positively FOR you. I'll continue to pray for you... and please hang in there, and keep us updated.

Hugs to you, my friend. --Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation...


merrygirl
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   Posted 6/6/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry to hear this. You definitely dont deserve any more. I sure hope it is nothing. I think I have heard that breast cancer lumps do not hurt. I could be wrong. You could try warm compressing it gently a few times a day to see if that helps. I will be sending positive energy your way. Keep us posted and see your doc asap!! Oh does your armpit hurt? If so it might be a lymphnode thing, but I am no doctor!

HUGS>

melissa
Chronic Lyme Disease,Fibromyalgia, CFS, PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, bulging discs to name a few


Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/6/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Mikel,

My friend, I am sorry you have discovered this, but I am praying and I know you are going to be fine. My brother had a lump like you describe and had a biopsy and all was well.

Apparantly, it is somewhat common. I am glad you are getting checked out, but I am praying it turns out to be nothing more than a nuissance.

You are a strong and rare person and I feel honored to consider you to be my friend.

Lindaloo
Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda


MIKEL99
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   Posted 6/6/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Auntkay ,Tina , Linda for your caring and empathy , sorry for whining because things have been relatively ok , and they still are .What are ya gonna do , I mean when your health becomes your job I guess ups and downs go with it . But it is real nice to have friends to talk with about it , so thanks so much .Melissa great to hear from you , we've been missing each other in chat and FB too , but I saw what you did for your doggies and kitties , and how much that must have taken out of you , and I think it was a wonderful thing you did for your pet family , it warmed my heart to read about it .Just a great job !!! Mikel

tmjpain
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   Posted 6/7/2010 12:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Mikel, you have been so supportive to me and I have been missing the emails you send me and now i know why, you are worried about yourself. I should have been sending you an email but I have been in severe depression. I am so sorry you have been worrying about this lump. I will pray for you and that your news on Tues is of a positive note. Just take it a day at a time OK and do some deep breathing my friend. Try to remain positive.

Hugs and love
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
   May 2010 to present taking DM, dextromethorphan, 4x/day, to continue to reset the receptors, weaning off of oxycodone as it did not help with my pain, pain continues to be terrible every minute of every day!
  Feb to end of April 2010:3 cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home, this was to try to break the pain cycle by resetting the receptors
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
           


MIKEL99
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   Posted 6/7/2010 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Suzane don't you worry about it my Dear , I'm glad you checked in though .I really kinda of lost my perspective for a moment and started making stories up in my head about a situation that doesn't exist . I let my thoughts put me in a frame of mind that I should know better than to allow , hearing from my friends here helps me get back to the present moment , which is all that matters because its all we have , not some scenerio I make up .Thanks again all for helping me clear my head . Mikel

bsjaguar
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   Posted 6/7/2010 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Mikel, hopefully the lump is nothing more than a cyst that we tend to develop as we age, yes another as we age thing.  Seems like as we get older the doc says "as we age" more and more.  I went through a similar thing after finding a lump only on the mammogram & ultra-sound two lumps were seen instead of one.  Ended up having them removed and biopsied to find they were non-cancerous cyst.  Will be hoping the same for you.  Just try to relax until you see your doctor.  Let us know what you find out!!!

---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3, fibromyalgia, polymyalgia rheumatica


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 6/7/2010 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Mikel, I had those lumps in the same place on both sides, They hurt like hell! For me it turned out to be low testosterone causing them! My breasts started growing after a while too. I'm no Dr/ Mike, thats for sure but maybe you should mention it when you see your doc. It only takes a blood test to find out and if it is low T the symptoms get worse if untreated including depression!!! By the way, low T can be caused by long term narcotic use. Since this lump hurts, I'm sure it's nothing to worry about!
Hang tough Brother!
Pete


When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! 

Post Edited (Pete trips again!) : 6/7/2010 2:34:57 PM (GMT-6)


damouthy1
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   Posted 6/7/2010 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Mikel, just wanted to say that I too am sorry that you now have more on your plate. It was full enough. You will be in my thoughts and prayers that this will be ok. Hang in there and please keep us posted on this. Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines


edt
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   Posted 6/7/2010 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   

(((((((((((((((Mikel)))))))))))))))

XXOO
Patti


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/7/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
  Dear Mike!
 
     Good morning! *warm huggs* How was you night, last night? Were you able to calm your mind enough to get some restfull sleep? Probably not.....but it would sure be nice if you could find time to go sit in the park or tire yourself out so you can get some good restfull naps or sleep in. Surley by now you are exhausted. *hugg*
 
     Did I ever tell you about the time I thought the kidds were dying? No?!?! Well, let me tell you about the adventure that my poor brain took me on. Oh the thinking we can think when we just dont know what is going on!
 
     I woke up early! I had alot to do! Got the girls breakfeast set up on the breakfeast bar. I hopped in the shower while calling for the girls to wake up and eat. While I was in the shower....
 
   My littlest bumblebee says, "Mom...MOM! OH MOM!"
 
     "What? Why arnt you eating, we have got to get going bumblebee!"
 
      "I don't feel so gooooood....."
 
     And just at the moment I peek out from the shower curtian she is vomiting blood. Everywhere. I jump out of the shower. Spring in to action!
 
     "OOOooOOh bunny, it is okay. Just breathe. lean over the toilet. Im going to get the phone and some raggs, dont worry. Mommy is right here. Hold on."
 
      I slap on clothing, grabb raggs, call 911. Scoop up the blood and put it in a sanwhich bag. Wait for the ambulance! They show up, my clothes are drenched because I never dried off. I hand them the offensive blood in a bag and off we go to the emergency room!
 
      Rosie finally stopps vomiting. We are all noticing at this point that it is awfully bright colored red. Never the less, we are all proceeding the utmost urgency! By the time we get to the hospital my little Bee has finally stopped vomiting. She tells me she is tired and thirsty. So I get her apple juice and hot blanket. As she is settling down in my lap, we are all beginning to notice a strange "sugary" smell??? But we wait patiently for the doctor to come from the other hospital. While sitting and waiting I am sure she has lukemia, maybe some strange and horrible thing is happening to her stomach, what if her organs shut down??? And WHY isnt the doctor taking so long to get here! What if she has to stay in the hospital the rest of her little life!?!!
 
       Then the strangest thing happened......
 
       My oldest Bumblebee says" Mommy I am STARVING!"
       I said,"Didn't you eat your breakfeast?"
       She says," No Mommy, all we had for breakfeast was a whole bag of valentine heart lollipops. Can we eat now??"
................................................................................. mad !!!!!!!!!!!
 
      Yes! A whole bag of bright red heart shaped lollipops. There was atleast 30 or so in there.
      ...Noone is dying.
      .....the doctor comes in laffing so hard!!! He huggs them and asks if they ever saw a magic show?! If not he will show them his master Magic skills! (It really was a cute magic show)
 
      Thank goodness, the bills arrive and we are only charged for the medical equiptment costs. Noone charged for their time. So how much does one bag of red heart shaped lollipops cost?
508.00
 
      So no. You are not silly for thinking the worst. At times I think my mind is plotting against me. We just dont agree on much, my brain and I. So I completly understand your brain making you think of all the things that could possibly be going on with you (frankly rather scary) Lump on your chest. But, I do know you pretty well, and I worry you probably havnt slept much the last few days. So, try to get to a point where you can rest somewhat if you can. Hopefully the doctor will have answers for you tomorrow. You are ALWAYS in our prayers here.
 
*warm hugg*
      dani
 
 
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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MsBunky
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   Posted 6/7/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Mikel, sending good thoughts your way and I'll keep you in my prayers. I certainly understand that feeling of waiting for the next medical thing that's going to happen and not being able to get a break...I've been experiencing that for a long time.

I hope the doctor is able to quickly determine the severity of the lump. I also pray that if there is something serious, you're able to get it taken care of quickly and completely, without need for further medical intervention when it's gone.

Keep your chin up, focus on the positives in your life and keep leaning on us when you need to.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily


MIKEL99
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 6/7/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey my brothers and sisters thanks so much for your support and caring , its impossible not to feel loved in the most special way being iin our Forum Family .Thanks Jag for relating your expierence to me , that I understand, is how most of cases like this play out , but it really makes it real when a friend has expierenced it , so thank you for telling me my friend .Pete thanks to you also for relating that very important aspect of a mans life when he reaches this age , I've really been dreading that happening .It hasn't yet but I'll definetly check it out , perhaps I can head any such situation from occuring and that would be a godsend . Shannon , thank you for thinking of me , it helps a lot , and Patti thank you as well for your unwavering support . Dani Girl I really appreciate you relating that expierence with little Rosie , I don't think theres anything more frightening then when you feel your child is in danger , and the relief is like floating on air .Thanks so much for understanding my panic , I do feel a lot less silly about my panicky reaction now . Pam having friends who know what its like to feel like it seems life is always is dishing you out another pain or health challenge really makes me feel a much more normal person , simply dealing with the challenges life presents like everyone else and that puts the mind in a much better place , making life a lot more bearable and even nice .I thank you all for having a significant role in making my life feel nice and full of wonderful friends .There is little more a person could ask for .Big Time Love to Everyone , Your Brother Mirel

tmjpain
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   Posted 6/7/2010 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say hi to you today mikel and see how you are doing. What are you up to today. sorry for my bad memory but are you seeing your doctor soon re: the lumps on your chest? I just wanted to make sure you are doing ok.

Love you
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
   May 2010 to present taking DM, dextromethorphan, 4x/day, to continue to reset the receptors, weaning off of oxycodone as it did not help with my pain, pain continues to be terrible every minute of every day!
  Feb to end of April 2010:3 cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home, this was to try to break the pain cycle by resetting the receptors
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
           


momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/7/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mikel   I'm sorry that you have yet another thing on your plate.  I am praying that the lump turns out to be nothing.  I've also heard that if the lump hurts then it's nothing serious.   We'll be here waiting to hear about how your appointment goes tomorrow.  Take care my friend.
 
love and hugs
Loretta
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety


skeye
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   Posted 6/7/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mikel,

I'm really glad to hear that you are going to get this lump checked out right away. It may be nothing, but on the other hand, it may be something & if it is something you definitely don't want to put off getting it checked out. Try not to worry yourself too much with "what if's" in the mean time. Finding something like this is scary & I know how easy it can be to let your mind get carried away. I'm praying for some good news for you tomorrow.

hugs,
Skeye

catahoula
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 6/7/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mikel-
I have to believe that it going to turn out ok for you. It just has to, you have had your share of bad news, this has got to balance out and just be nothing.
Heres praying it is and sending only positive healing thoughts

catahoula
sick and tired of being sick and tired

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