Found a lump

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  1. bonneb

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    Any news? Still praying!
     
  2. Simba

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    Thoughts and prayers are with you
     
  3. MissWull

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    Not sure. Spoke to the surgeon today...he wants to research a few more things...maybe a way to shrink it so the surgery isn't as major as it would be if he performed it now. Thanks for your thoughts. :) *trying to keep it short as to not hi-jack!*

    Hope things are going well for you mrachelle!!
     
  4. mrachelle87

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    Well, still haven't heard from the place that schedules mammograms, but the nurse at the doctors office said probably Wednesday or Thursday next week. I am feeling lots better. Amazing what the inserts have done for my feet. I feel a thousand times better and my back feels better.

    If anyone is experiencing back pain, I strongly suggest visiting a pediatrist. The inserts even make my chest feel better.
     
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    I'm late on this thread, prayers and hugs to you all.
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    How are you feeling? Is your mamo sometime this week?
     
  7. mrachelle87

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    Miss up with scheduling and the mammo is not scheduled yet. I am so upset, but I put it in God's hands and decided that he had a plan. I believe that this is a learning experience. Some of you know that I am going back to college in the fall to get my masters in coun. I have decided that maybe it is my calling to counsel breast cancer patients. That has been something heavy on my heart for a couple of weeks. So I am going to use this experience as a learning experience.
     
  8. mrachelle87

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    By the way, I could never had made it without my AtoZ friends. I feel the prayers from you. I appreciate all of you very much.
     
  9. scmom

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    How frustrating! Waiting is the hardest part and doctor's offices need to realize that and be competent and compassionate. You have a better attitude than I do at this point - I am fuming on your behalf!
     
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    Such a positive attitude with all of this going on!!!
    SCMom I'll join you in the fuming!!!
     
  11. bonneb

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    Hey it's been a while since we've heard from you - how are things?
     
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    Well, the first round of test came back split. One showed nothing, one showed a mass. So we will do more indept testing in a few weeks. I talked to the doctor and we both felt that I needed to finish the school year and wait. She didn't feel that it was life threatening and that if it made me feel better to "forget" it for a while, than that was what I could do. Thank you for the prayers. I will let you know when the next round of test come back.
     
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    Good luck with that, my prayers are with you!
     
  14. Aliceacc

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    Mine as well.

    The fact that she doesn't see it as urgent can only be taken as a good sign!
     
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    Continuing to pray for you!!
     
  16. mrachelle87

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    The doctors will examine the lump--new set of doctors--on Tuesday. I was trying to forget about it, but it hit me hard today after talking to the nurse. I feel that I am on the edge. As I sit here typing the tears are rolling down my face and I need to get myself pulled together. To top it off, my husband is suppose to leave Tuesday for a business trip so he won't be going with me to the doctors. So feeling very sorry for myself. Worse than I have since this stupid mess started.
     
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    Mrachelle87, I am so sorry you are going through this. I wish I could help somehow. My best thoughts and wishes are with you.
     
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    The new set of doctors were upset when they saw the results and realized that this journey started in March. So not only did I get lots of questions, but I got "chewed on" for not "taking care of this sooner". "Didn't you realize that this could take your life?" "You are responsible for your own health." So now I am scared...thanks doctors for making me feel safe.
     
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    HUGS!!!!
    Don't make this new set of docs make you feel bad. You went & did what the others ones told you to do. You are not a doc & trusted what info the other's were giving you!!!
     
  20. mrachelle87

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    Thanks for the hugs and thoughts. I have calmed down, but it just hit. And then with the end of the year blues. I hate this time of year. Tomorrow is my award assembly/end of the year program and I am stressed. Sorry to vent here. I know that I am not the only teacher stressed this time of year.
     
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    Nope... you have every right... along with the stress of end of school the doc have done a number on you as well!!!

    School will be done soon & hopefully things with the docs will simmer (instead of being on high heat) as well.
     
  22. bonneb

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    Is there a friend you could ask to go with you? We will all be praying and thinking of you - what date exactly?

    So, here is my free advice - get yourself good and mad! And then either write down or talk to the wall about how you feel about these dodo bird doctors talking to you that way! And be ready if the next set tries to bawl you out. "Excuse me - I did everything in my power to get people to move and make things happen, but the medical profession is who is responsible for this delay. Now what are your plans for getting to the bottom of this??" Use teacher voice and face. Sheesh! Get both barrels (sp?) loaded and picture the bull's eye right on that doc's nose!
     
  23. Aliceacc

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    DO NOT let anyone make you feel guilty. You're doing as you're told to do by people who deal with this every day-- educated professionals who supposedly have your best interests in mind.

    I write a good letter. I'm a wimp face to face, but I write a good letter. In your position, I would write to:
    - the health care professionals who chewed you out. Let them know how they added stress to the most stressful time of your life, and that they should be ashamed of themselves.

    - every single doctor and doctor's office that made you wait for an appointment and a result. Let them know that you were chewed out, and by whom, and express your outrage that they let this go as long as it has.

    And cry as much as you want. It's cheaper than therapy, and it's better for you than drinking or having a fight with your husband.
     
  24. mrachelle87

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    The appointment is the 25th. My mom has decided that she is going. I think my son's gilrfriend will probably go with us.
     
  25. Grammy Teacher

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    Sending my well wishes. I had a suspicious mass years ago and had it checked. It was nothing. I walked out into the waiting room and said to my husband, "Let's get the hell out of here!" The whole place busted out laughing!
     
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    Just wanted to let you know, you and your family are in my prayers.
     
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    I just wanted you to know that I will be thinking of you. It seems like the dr. was blaming the wrong person. Blame your colleagues, doc.
     
  28. Aliceacc

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    WE haven't head anything from you in a while... how are things going???
     
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    Am thinking of you and sending you my prayers as well......
     
  30. mrachelle87

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    Update

    The final test...only 7 months after this mess started...finally came Friday. The doctors and test say that it is just a mass. Nothing to worry about. They can't explain the pain, but no cancer. That is reassuring. Thank you all for your prayers. I appreciated having my AtoZ family watching out for me. I didn't share with anyone at work, so the only people that knew were my mother, husband, and best friend. Your prayers are what did it. Thanks...and let me know if I can return the favor.
     
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    WHAT WONDERFUL news, Mrachelle!!!
    Yes, we thank God!
     
  32. Upsadaisy

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    I am so glad you got good news. What an ordeal you have been through.
     
  33. Ms. I

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    That's wonderful. I know this is a HUGE relief!
     
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    That is wonderful news! Now you can get on with your life without that black cloud hanging over you!
     
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    I'm so glad to hear your news!
     
  36. gigi

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    Great news, so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Sending hugs :)
     
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    That's the best news you could've gotten. Thank goodness!! Now you can sleep a little easier.
     
  38. mrachelle87

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    When the letter came, my husband sat and cried. He was so relieved. Then we both began to giggle. I told him as long as it took to find out the news I would have been in trouble if it had been serious. He was frustrated with the cold impersonal form letter they sent, I felt that it was just par for the course. No wonder people are loosing respect for the medical community. This whole mess started in Feb. I carried the worry and lump longer than I carried my daughter in my body...not my son, he wouldn't come out!
     
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    I'm so glad everything's ok! It must have been awful worrying for that long-it's good to know you can relax right before the holidays this year.
     
  40. AMK

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    fantastic news!! I am so happy you have an answer
     

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