This is a bit of a different post today.
A few weeks ago I felt a lump in my left breast. I didn’t think too much of it thinking it’d go on its own type of thing. I did keep checking on it, and it seemed to me that it wasn’t getting any smaller and I finally turned to my husband and asked him to cup a feel (which he was happy to oblige 😉). I was hoping he’d say ‘I’m not feeling anything, your boobs are both fine to me’ except that he didn’t say that. So following on this, I booked an appointment with my GP. Again thinking that the pro would check my breast and dismiss it as something I shouldn’t worry about. Afterall women’s breast change over time and when you have had a child/children or if you’ve breastfed your offspring, you can expect some changes.
While she was very reassuring and all, she felt it’d be best for me to be referred to the Breast Clinic, after all it’s always best to be safe rather than sorry. Plus in the case where it’s a cyst or a/several blocked milk duct(s) they’d take care of it there and then (these are the most likely things to be really).
But what if? What if it’s not something that benign? What if it’s the dreaded C word? Then what? Granted there’s absolutely no point in speculating the “what if it’s…” But it’s hard not to have your mind wander in that area none the less.
My mindset is more about the ‘it can’t possibly be something bad, after all I eat my 5 a day, I exercise, I don’t smoke or drink, I’m healthy, and I’m young’. Mostly because I’d rather have a positive view on this.
The one thing I thought was mighty hilarious is that when I told my supervisor about my upcoming hospital appointment, the gossip started that I was pregnant. Obviously. But as if! I mean between the two, I’d much rather be expecting baby #2 than having to face a potential epic battle with that thing that shall not be named!
My clinic appointment is in exactly 11 days. Until then, I’ll just focus on the two men of my life and I’ll try my best to shop myself from checking my left breast all the time… Not least because it probably makes me look like a right weirdo if I start doing this while out and about 😊
But the one thing I’d like you to take out of this post is to check your bits regularly and if they feel strange to you, go get it checked. Chances are it’ll be nothing, hopefully it’ll be nothing. But it’s best to be safe rather than sorry isn’t it?