on thursday i had the joyful opportunity of experiencing my first mammogram. i had heard it was painful & i don't know, i guess i figured i'm tough, sort of....as it turns out i am not, well, my boobs aren't, that's for sure. mammograms are some sort of sadistic torture procedure in my opinion. i really, really had no idea you could squish a boob that much.
after the mammogram fun i waited & was called into another room for the ultrasound. the technician there told me the dr had viewed the results & although initially they were going to only scan to left side, he requested to have the right scanned as well. so she scanned & clicked & scanned & clicked, a lot. then she moved to the other side & scanned & clicked a whole lot more. i asked if that meant i had a lot of them & she said yes. of course she can't say anything, but really, this was intense. just tell me already!
she left to tell the dr she was done & said either she or he would return to tell me results. i assume dr came back if it was bad news. thankfully she came back, but i asked her if B could come & hear what she had to say. she said it was simple - that i just had many fluid filled cysts, both sides, it was very common & they were nothing to be really concerned about. she did go get B so we could view the ultrasounds with the dr. it wasn't cancer, wasn't pre-cancer, just fluid, most likely related to fluctuating hormones. i asked if i needed to keep my appt with the surgeon & he said i could, but he didn't see the need for it.
i did, under my primary care dr's advice, keep the appt with the surgeon though. she thought it was best to establish a baseline, in case there was a problem in the future, which i think is smart. even though the dr at the ultrasound office said it wasn't a big deal, i was still worried at the time of the appt though. he said the large one measured out at 2.8cm & that if i wanted he could drain it, but it could come back. i decided to wait & see how things are over the next couple of months.
i was advised by all the dr's to get familiar with my [abnormally] normal.