Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dr. Appt For The "Weird" and Scared To Death

I got a phone call from my Dr. yesterday after getting my routine thyroid levels checked, and on the current dose I'm on my TSH level is no where near the normal range or high like I had originally thought (since I have hypothyroidism) it was zero. He said this was indicative of possible thyroid failure or it turning around to be hyperthyroidism now. So, then I went on to tell him that out of the blue on Monday my boobs started leaking, and it's been a little over 2yrs since I've had anything like this happen. I'm not talking a tiny bit or anything like that. I'm talking my shirt front wet like let down leaking, and it happened 3 times that day. Plus, I had had a couple of knots in each breast and tenderness. I asked him if this could be related. He told me that he wasn't to for sure but it was possible and he wanted to look up somethings and scheduled me for an appt. for this morning at 10:30am for more testing.

So, I went to the Dr and I'm back from, and I feel as if I have been punched in the gut. He did a breast exam on me after I explained to him everything that had been going on. He found two lumps that were hard and non-moveable in my left breast (the one that has been leaking), and I have swollen lymph nodes under my arms pits, in the fatty tissue hanging from my arms at my muscle, and on my neck. He started mentioning pituitary gland tumors, but made most talk of breast cancer and family history of it which I have. I asked specifically about a breast infection and a molar pregnancy after researching symptoms I have and coming up with these diagnoses and he said he wasn't ruling those out, but that wasn't what he was concentrating on as a big picture at this point as everything doesn't fit now that he's found other things (the swollen lymph nodes). He ordered a whole battery of bloodwork and a mammogram for me. I got my bloodwork done at the lab at the hospital already, and I'm just waiting for the scheduling manager from the hospital to call me back with an appt. time for the mammogram. I'm really scared. I'm always on DH's case to quit doing this or not to do that b/c his parents both died from cancer and now my Dr. is throwing that as a diagnosis at me. I can't believe this is happening, it feels like a nightmare and I can't wake up from it.


  1. Wow, it seems as though there is a lymph issue going on. I talked to my aunt who is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and she said she never had any leakage from her boobies if that is reassuring at all. I'll be praying for you and hoping for that + on the HPT as well. If it wouldn't be for the other stuff I'd think it sounded like you were pg. I bled with Whitney for 3 days and thought I had AF and then sick as a dog on the way home from our cruise. With Griff I had a little milk leakage early in my pregnancy and the falling on the ground bawling over the hpt well that fits the emotional side of it. Keep us posted.

  2. Oh Catrisha, I am so sorry. You have to keep thinking positive, though. That probably sounds very difficult right now, but just remember that God only gives us as much as we can handle. So he knows that you are stronger than you actually think. Please keep us updated and I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  3. Catrisha, I am praying for you...right this moment.


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