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argh! doctors!!!

June 23rd, 2010 at 03:09 am

First of all, guys might want to skip this entry Big Grin

Three years ago I found a lump in my breast. It took me six months to actually go and get it checked (I know, I know). So I got an ultrasound done, went back to my then-doctor and he said I had a benign cyst and it wasn't anything to worry about.

Anyway, fast forward to this year, and I notice that I get a bit of pain every now and then. So I go and see the doctor (a different one from the first time, I have been seeing the current doctor for about two years and like her). She refers me to get another ultrasound.

I go in today to get it done, and the radiologist tells me that particular lump is fine - it is just tissue. HOWEVER, she tells me on the report that I had three years ago it mentions I have a fibroadenoma as well - which is news to me, as the doctor never mentioned it at the time.

She says to me "Usually your doctor is supposed to get a sample of the tissue by inserting a needle. If the sample is fine, they will just leave it alone. However, your doctor doesn't seem to have done that. But, this was found three years ago, and if it was a baddie, you'd be dead by now, so obviously it's not, and you probably won't need to get it done."


Feeling a little weird right now, but atleast it was good news, so far, atleast.


I spent $8.30 on a coffee and a date & apple muffin. The ultrasound was free, and I am going grocery shopping this afternoon when I finish work. I only plan to get a couple of items, so fingers crossed it's only about $50 or so. For some reason I always underestimate how much groceries are going to cost. I expect $30 when the total actually comes to ~$70. I guess my mind needs to catch up with inflation!

Obviously I completed some of my to-do list from my previous entry Smile Now that I have had my ultrasound, I need to book an appointment with the doctors. I also booked Banjo in for his vaccinations on Saturday. I chose a Saturday so that DF can stay with Jed. It will be the first time they are apart since we got Banjo - interesting to see how they are when they are separated! I asked the vet about de-sexing, and they only need 1-2 days notice. So I am thinking of booking them in either separately or at the same time, next week or the week after.

Who has had their dog de-sexed in the past couple of years? Is there anything I should know? Do they have to rest afterwards? What about playing together? How long until they fully recover?

6 Responses to “argh! doctors!!!”

  1. Shiela Says:

    Yep, they should have done a biopsy to make sure. Over a year ago I asked this doctor if I could get a mammogram, she pretty much snapped at me, telling me that it will be really hard to get an appointment. Few years ago I managed to get one done no problem, because my then doctor made sure of it. Some doctors are not caring enough.

  2. nmboone Says:

    Scary! I'm glad everything's ok.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Yikes! What an unsettling experience. I guess the new doctor was outraged at the original one's negligence, or hopefully they wouldn't have told you in such a scary way.

    I've had cysts drained in the past, and it's totally painless, but that waiting period to hear what the lump is--that's the painful part! (I actually just noticed a new one last week that I need to get checked out, but since I've had benign lumps in the past, I'm nowhere near as worried this time.)

  4. TheSimpleLife Says:

    That's terrible. I'm so glad it turned out okay, but that's still a scary experience.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Wow! I'm glad it didn't turn out to be anything ... but still!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Goodness! Glad everything is OK, but I'm sure it makes you trust doctors less.

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