Breast Cancer

by Lia Halsall on November 16, 2012 · 13 comments

Now there’s two words that will install fear into the average woman, breast cancer. Now before you all start to freak out on me, I don’t have it. But I am however going to talk about what I’m going through at this very moment, today even. Less than two weeks ago I found a lump in my left breast. That following morning I went and saw a doctor at work and she organised for me to go and get a mammogram and ultrasound in at The Wesley Breast Clinic in Brisbane.

They took three mammograms, conducted an ultrasound and then that was followed up by a fluid biopsy. And yes, it hurt, a lot! It appears that my lump is a cyst and that’s what we’re trying to determine, whether it’s benign or malignant. Then the second and third mammogram also discovered on the same breast that I have some calcification under my nipple. Oh joy. That means I’ll be going back again in 6 months and then 12 months for another round of mammograms and ultrasounds to check for changes. From there, who knows. But for now we’re just focussing on the cyst.

Mum had had multiple cysts before so I’m not too concerned at this stage. To be honest, to be quite honest with you, I’m not afraid of the “c” word. Cancer, that is. Hell, I certainly know personally too well what it’s all about. Mum had it twice, first one she survived, second one she didn’t whilst she was under my care.

What will be will be I guess and either way I’ll deal with it. I’m ready.

On a separate note, due to my immediate health concerns I’m pulling out of competing next year and focussing all my energies on supporting my immune system. I now have the goal of a lifetime and have never been more inspired and motivated. Funny what situations like these can do for the mind set, isn’t it.

So today I’m back getting another biopsy done because the first one came back as  inclusive.

To be continued……

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