When it comes to “medical” things, it never seem to be easy or straightforward with me. There is always SOMETHING going on.
I went to the GP yesterday to discuss the outcome of my boobie scans last week. The report was pretty detailed which is good and not bad bad bad (so no cancer) but not great great great either. The short version?
I have complex boobs.
Oh of course I do.
Essentially, this is what it all amounts to:
- They don’t seem to see anything where the lump is. Still don’t know what’s going on there as everyone can FEEL the lump.
- I have lots of little cysts in my breasts. Numerous little pockets of whatever hanging out doing their thing.
- I have a number of microcalcifications. I asked my mum about these as she used to work for a boob specialist for years. She said microcalcifications can be the beginning of abnormalities, the same way abnormal cells in your pap smear aren’t that great. So they like to keep an eye on them.
So all that stuff makes complex breasts and lumped with my high risk family history it has been decided it would be better for everyone if I just went of to a breast specialist.
My GP, god love her, is really wanting to try to get me in before my next IVF cycle which is now only about a month away (TIME, where are you going???) so even phoned the specialist’s office directly to try and push to get me in. Of course both Drs there are going away in the coming weeks so I’m still waiting for them to call me back and figure out when they can slot me in. I will have to follow up today.
Ladies out there, if you are putting off a boobie check then I implore you to please get it over and done with. Unless you have x-ray vision and medical training the only way to know what is going on in there is to have someone take a look.
*Just to be clear: what I mean by the above statement is not that you should buck the system of your country. Just that if your country says it is time for you to go get it done then just do it! If you aren’t in that age bracket yet then regular self checks for lumps is what is promoted here in Australia. And when I say regular I mean about once per month! That’s what is being encouraged here.