I Found Another Lump in My Breast
The last thing a woman wants to find during a breast self-exam is a lump that just shouldn’t be there.
But here I am again with a new lump in my breast.
I’ve been down this road before – at the age of 19 and again this past year. Much of 2012 was spent in doctors’ offices. I met with specialists and underwent multiple mammograms and ultrasounds. I wore more hospital gowns than I’d care to admit. And eventually, I had the lump in my breast surgically removed – a benign tumor with abnormal cells. A ticking time bomb that had been caught in time.
All was right in my world. Breast lumps became a thing of the past.
Until I found a new lump in the same breast.
Yes, a new lump.
Lump number three, to be exact.
I’m back here in this place again. And though it’s the last place that I want to be, I’ve no choice but to push forward and move ahead.
I’m a wife and mother, daughter, sister and friend, and there are far too many people who need me. So today, a new journey begins.
Consultation with my new doctor.
Diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound.
My day is jam-packed with appointments and, I’m not going to lie, I am scared. But I’m also strong and resilient and incredibly determined.
This breast lump will not destroy me.
*Do me a favor. Perform your monthly breast self-exams and schedule that mammogram you’ve been putting off.