Aug 30, 2012 - 10:57 am
I've Been off the boards for awhile, so busy living life! My 1 yr. diagnosis anniversary passed, mammos were clear, so pretty much everything is good, I think.
I had a regular visit with my Oncologist last Fri and tomorrow I go in for a transvaginal ultrasound and an ultrasound on my right breast. After discussing some "annoying" things with her, she thought we needed to check things out. One, my right breast - lumpectomy and radiation still aches occasionally - no sharp pains or anything but just aches. She says this is not normal, so let's do an ultrasound they sometimes catch what a regular mammogram does not. and Two, I have had a urinary/bladder type infection 4 times this year, the last time I saw the on-call dr at my Ob/gyn office, they said my urine was clear. This "problem" consists of pressure in the bladder area and feeling like I have to go all the time. Each time I've had this antibiotics have seemingly cleared it up. I did kind of freak when the sample was clear, thinking I had some of the symptoms of ovarian cancer (of which an aunt of mine passed away from). I have since calmed down some, but it's still there in the back of my mind as a possibility.
One of the worst things (for me) about the initial cancer diagnosis is that now every headache, pain, ache, or wrong feeling makes me think of cancer first and anything else second. As an active person who usually feels good most of the time, this is hard. I bet before my diagnosis I hadn't seen a doctor (except my GYN) but once or twice in 10 years.
So looking for good thoughts my way for the two ultrsounds tomorrow, hoping that everything looks they way it should.
Grateful for everyone always being her for me, even if I'm not always around.