Let me start from the beginning.
At the end of November beginning of December I felt a lump in my breast. I nursed Lila from birth until she reached 7 1/2 months old. We were told at her 6 month check up we needed to be supplementing her with formula. My breasts were starting to go down to regular size when I felt the lump. I just assumed the lump was either a clogged milk duct from drying up or the start of mastitis. So after 1 1/2 months of the lump not going away we felt we needed to follow up with a Dr. My neighbor and friend is a new Nurse practitioner and I saw her on January 3rd. The nurse practitioner then scheduled me for an ultrasound the following morning at the local hospital. The ultrasound found 3 lumps the first being 2 cm by 1.6 cm and the other two lumps are 1 cm. each. I received a phone call shortly after from a Dr. in the same practice as the nurse practitioner. She called to tell me that I would need a biopsy on the lump for more information. On Friday, January 7th I had my breast biopsy. The procedure was a little painful. The radiologist numbed the area and stuck a large needle into the lump then another needle was inserted. The second needle would remove tissue samples from the lump. The radiologist removed 4 samples of tissue. After the procedure the radiologist took my hand and told me that the tissue did appear to be cancer. I looked at him in shock and just said matter of fact (Courtney style) "You do realize I have 3 small children at home and they are my whole world!" He replied that he was sorry but this wasn't his first time and he understands my pain. He said it is 50-60% likely that it is breast cancer. I look over at my husband who at this point is headed my way and all I can think about is how sad and devastated my husband looks. I told him it would be okay we can get through anything. We were told that the results would be back January 11th. I have been praying hard that he is WRONG and that he made a mistake and that it is mastitis scar tissue but I don't know.
3 months ago