Surgical consult at the end of this month

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   Posted 2/16/2006 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys,
Just wanted to update and let you know that I am having the "odd-looking" fibroadenoma taken out.  My husband is leaving his job to come help run the two companies I own, so I figured rather than having to come up w/the cash every 6 mos. for who knows how long (for re-checks), I'd push to get it removed.  Thankfully my doctor agreed.  Now I just have to convince the surgeon of the same thing.  He was the first "specialist" I saw who basically blew me off saying that it was a fluid-filled cyst, nothing to worry about, and to wait 6 mos.  I am a tad bitter given that it came back solid (not fluid-filled) as it gave me a huge scare to discover what I had been told was not so.  mad    If he won't take it out, I'll find someone who will.  Just to not have to think about it will be a relief for me.  I am also having an u/s on both breasts to make sure there is nothing else "suspicious" that would need to be looked at more.  After all this I will hopefully be good for a year! 
I'll let you know what the u/s shows (it's tomorrow) and what the surgeon says.  I keep all of you in my thoughts and, as always, thank you for giving me advice and helping me out!

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   Posted 2/16/2006 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   

I am glad to hear you are having it removed!!!  This "I am sure it is ok, and wait and see" stuff from doctors is ridiculous IMHO! Many times they may be right, but who wants to take that chance?! Great news! Let us know how things go. Bravo for you on standing your ground if needed to go to another Dr! yeah  

Hugs, Gail

  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
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   Posted 2/16/2006 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Out dam* fibro. Thank goodness it will be gone. Stay strong and continue to stand your ground. We really are the boss!!!! Keep us posted. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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   Posted 2/17/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you're getting it removed and love that you have that attitude about the surgeon.  Why leave it in just so you can worry?  It's crazy.  Anyway, good luck and you will be in my thoughts.
L & H,

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