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06-15-2009, 11:52 PM
Hi, everyone! I've been MIA besides a check-in every few days and I wanted to let my SB friends know what's going on. A few weeks ago, I found a lump in my breast and DH and I both thought it was weird and deserved a trip to the Dr. Well, that Dr. appointment took place about a week-and-a-half ago and she found more lumps that she was concerned about. This morning, DH and I left at 5:30 am to have an ultrasound done (at 27, I'm considered "too young" for a mammogram,) in the "big city" since we don't have an imaging center here.

The whole situation has put me in a bit of a dump and I've just wanted to be with hubby and not online, which is probably a good thing, even though I have missed 3FC. I don't know the outcome of my ultrasound, but I'm feeling much better now that it's over. I'm hoping I will have my follow-up with my Dr. this week.

I will be back to chatting soon, I hope. I do want to catch up with all of you! We are super-busy at work, so my internet time will be limited to when I'm at home; we'll be skipping lunches and working late quite a bit over the next two - three weeks, but that's a whole different story!! :lol:

I know I've been thought of and I will appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers regarding this! Thanks a bunch!!


06-15-2009, 11:59 PM
Hugs!!!Hang in there.Most lumps are benign!!!

06-16-2009, 12:04 AM
*hugs* Kim!!!! Many prayers your way!

06-16-2009, 07:00 AM
Kim, I have you in my prayers! :hug:

06-16-2009, 07:17 AM
Thanks so much for checking in, Darling Kim. I know how worried you must be as I've gone through the same thing. It turned out to be a reaction from black fly bites that made the lymph tissue lumpy. I hope it's that simple for you and that the results come soon.

Please do keep us posted. :grouphug:

06-16-2009, 07:40 AM
It's good to hear from you Kim :hug: I've been thinking about you.

when is the follow-up appointment?

06-16-2009, 08:50 AM
Yes, Kim, you've been in my thoughts. I hope you will have your good news soon and can put this behind you.

06-16-2009, 09:23 AM
I've missed you, Kim! My understanding is that young people's breast tissue is too dense for a mammogram. Hate to say it, but 'dense' is short lived. ;)

Please know that you are in my prayers.

06-16-2009, 09:42 AM
Sending kind thoughts for you and your DH today!

06-16-2009, 11:38 AM
Kim - You are in my thoughts and prayers. Checking it out is the right thing to do.

06-16-2009, 11:48 AM
Kim, I'm not a south beacher but I am responding to this thread due to content.

I went through the same thing many years ago when I was just your age. I had several lumps and the only way to see them was through ultrasound. I was so worried and anxious. In the end I had the questionable lump removed and biopsied. It was benign. I have always had lumpy breasts and continue to get mammograms every few years that are always negative. Keep positive thoughts!

06-17-2009, 03:17 PM
Kim, you touched my heart, my 29 year old daughter is going through the exact same thing ... Her apointment is scheduled for Tuesday and her follow-up with her Dr. on Thursday. I will certainly keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

06-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kind words, kind thoughts and prayers. I haven't found out what date/time my follow-up appointment is, but I will be calling in the morning to see why it hasn't been set up.

Evangeline: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter.

06-17-2009, 08:11 PM
Kim, no news is good news. If there was something there, they'd want to see you right away. Think positive! :hug:

06-18-2009, 09:00 AM
Kim you and your DH are in my thoughts and prayers!!! And like Cottage said no news is good news when it comes to the medical profession.

06-18-2009, 11:33 PM
You're in my prayers!

06-19-2009, 09:36 AM
(((Kim))) It's times like this that cause us to reflect on life and the meaning thereof and to take care of the more important issues. I lost my mother to breast cancer (it had spread to her lungs) as well as my fraternal grandmother to it. When the Dr. found a lump in my he became overly concerned. (turned out to be noncancerous).

Thoughts and prayers are coming your way that the Lord would comfort you through this trial.

06-19-2009, 11:02 AM
Thanks, Loriann, Rikki, Cottage and Pearl! Still no news today, but I did call the office to see what was up and my PA has, unfortunately, been out sick. She will call me on Monday.

06-19-2009, 12:05 PM
Kim, you are definitely in my thoughts and prayers, dear heart. :hug: I know this must be scary, but it's good that you got an ultrasound. My understanding is that they are often much more accurate than mammograms can be...better to know than to worry that something's wrong when it's actually fine. :hug: Take good care of yourself and keep us posted.

Sunny Gee
06-19-2009, 11:25 PM
Wishing you nothing but the best. Even if the ultra sound comes back questionable and they want to do a biopsy, that still doesn't mean you have the big C. I had to go through that about a half dozen years ago, and it was benign. But then you have a titanium marker placed in your boob for future reference. Fortunately, it doesn't set off airport security.


Best of luck, sweetie. :: hugs ::

06-22-2009, 11:25 AM
Thinking about you today, Kim. :hug: Let us know what you find out.

:lol: about the airport security, Sunny Gee (great avatar, BTW!)!