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    Asked by MarcieB on Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Update

    Okay, I'm fine. (!!!) It turned out to be exactly what my doctor suspected, a small nodule of fat necrosis that should dissipate on it's own. I had a bad moment when I arrived because I thought it was going to be a simple, quick thing. But the receptionist said it would be about two hours and my husband would have to wait in the car, but she would call him if he were needed...what? Two hours? Suddenly I was back two years when I had my original diagnosis and all I remembered was them calling my husband back to talk with the doctor. I think it was a moment of PTSD...seriously, I almost ran from it. But, they are all such pros at this hospital, they walked me through it and told me immediately when they were sure it wasn't cancer, (which is such a kindness, isn't it)?

    I am home now, and all systems are *Go,* Whew!

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      Thank goodness it wasn’t cancer! I know how relieved you are, been there, done that myself! Celebrate success with whatever makes you happy! So happy for you!

      about 1 month ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Whoop whoop!!!!! I think it's interesting you use the term PTSD - we sure can go "there" fast, can't we??? I'm so very happy for your news, it sounds like you are in a top notch facility.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      This is wonderful news! Good for you. Thanks for letting us know.

      about 1 month ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Great news

      about 1 month ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      So glad you got good news Marcie. I know you are relieved.

      Jayne, I think we all go "there" pretty quickly. Life has trained us all to be cautious rather than optimistic. I know that feeling all too well. I likely would not have found my cancer for quite awhile longer. There was no "lump," no bad feelings, no pain. Just small calcifications that looked like grains of pepper. I was 100% not expecting anything. I thought it was going to be just another mammogram and a "see you next year." I can think of almost NOTHING I hate worse that going to the doctor, especially for the "routine" stuff.

      Anyhow Marcie, so glad you are a-okay.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Yay! Just what I wanted to hear! I hope you’re now living it up, Marcie!

      about 1 month ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018

      Whew! So glad you had a negative finding and were able to get it so quickly. I truly hate these scares.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar
      Dltmoll

      Wonderful! Glad it turned out well.

      about 1 month ago
    • savingrace's Avatar
      savingrace

      It's wonderful to hear good news. Glad it turned out in your favor.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      Oh Marcie!! I am so happy for you!! And I understand too well that nano-second of wanting to turn around and flee. I've actually done it...but sort of go on automaton when it's at the hospital or clinic. And going in alone...You rock! And...it was good news! Two hours is a long time to wait while you're wandering in the 'what-if' zone. But you can breathe now...and smile!

      about 1 month ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      I understand. I tell everyone that "Scanxiety" really exists. It happens every 3 months for me. It's always a relief when the test comes back negative. I'm happy for you, Marcie.

      about 1 month ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @petieagnor, yes that scanxiety really exists!! I don't have any "scans" coming up, but have a follow up with my surgeon who is more or less the "head" of my treatment team. I have been having a lot of anxiety about this appointment. It took a long time for me to get nerve sensation back under my arms and in the chest area next to my other breast, but now I think I feel everything and maybe I even feel things that "aren't there" or are not worth worrying over. I cannot imagine having to do it every three months. Although I guess between the rotation of my oncologist and my surgeon, I do see someone just about every three months.

      Like Marcie, my appointment is shortly before a family visit so I am hoping and praying for good news.

      about 1 month ago

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