Dec 31, 2012 - 6:50 pm
Hi all. Haven't posted in forever, but have been following posts. The good, and the so very sad. I think of this group often and this board is in my prayers.
Anywho, back in 2010, I got a case of the stage 1, ++-. Had Lumpectomy, chemo, rads and have been on Arimidex since 9/10 with no complications. I felt blessed that I got through it so easily compared to many others here.
In June, my radiologist felt a lump in my other breast and sent me for a mam. Mam guys said they didn't see anything. My thought was that it was a cyst (I have plenty of them), and that the machine squished it. What do I know. In September, my oncologist felt a lump, sent me for a mam and ultrasound with possible biopsy. When mam dept called for appt, I told them that my oncologist wanted the ultrasound first, because she didn't want a cyst squished. They said mammo first, then "we'll see."
Well, after mammo, they said..."it's nothing. Just a spot we've been watching for years. So no ultrasound for you." OK, what do I know, they're the experts.
So, come this December, I felt a lump, it itched...a sure sign of a cyst getting ready to break. I warm compressed it, and it broke. The lump next to it didn't though. I went to my primary who sent me for another mammo, ultrasound and biopsy. Lump came back 56x48x31mm, suspicious abnormality.
Boy was my Onco mad. They disregarded her order for a ultrasound and now it's staged at 2. I don't know the total pathology yet, holidays, you know.
So off for an ultrasound of lymph nodes, MUGA scan, PET scan and port. Oncologist says probably 8 rounds of cytoxin every other week, followed by 8 rounds of Adriamycin once a week. Then lumptectomy.
I am just so danged PO'd now, and wonder how treatment might have been if caught earlier. And scared.
Thanks for reading. Just had to vent.