Doctor appointment - and I'm freaking out

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by goldenguru, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. goldenguru

    goldenguru Active Member

    Today started like any other day - with the exception of what i thought was a pulled muscle near my breast. As I searched for the source of the pain - I felt it. A lump the size of a grape.

    My doctor got me immediately - and by the look on her face - I was not reassured.

    45 minutes later, I was having an extensive mammogram. The ultrasound is scheduled for tomorrow.

    The mammogram lady made me feel better - she felt that they were lymph nodes.

    And then I came home and did some research on the web. Signs of lymphoma.

    I am so scared.

    If you're the praying sort - keep me in your prayers.

    And thanks for listening.
  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Please update us when you can.
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I'm so sorry. I had a suspicious mammo a couple of times and that alone scared me to wits end- I can't imagine what you must be going thru. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If it does turn out to be something to be concerned about, I'm glad you have found it now. Please keep us informed as soon as you have some answers. ((HUGS))
  4. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I know this is easier to say than do but please try not to worry too much - there could be dozens of reasons for a lymph gland to be enlarged. I will keep you in my thoughts and my prayers. Sending hugs and please keep us posted.
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Prayers being said and {{{hugs}}} being sent for your worried heart.
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I'm going to echo what Donna said -- there are LOTS of reasons a lymph node can go wonky. Please try not to freak out until you know more (I know, easier said...)

    Have you had a fever recently? Virus? A cut, bruise or any kind of infection in the same quadrant as the affected node any time in the last month or so?

    Sending up prayers that the cause of the swelling is not serious, and that your peace of mind is restored promptly!
  7. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Try not to be too freaked out. As I'm getting older (a few years older than you) I get these several times a month or so. They come and they go. I also get cysts like crazy. I'd be a monthly regular at the lab if they looked every time.

    I'm holding out positive thoughts that it is not anything serious. Be strong!
  8. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Prayers said.
    I'm soooo glad you are getting it checked out.
    We are all keeping a good thought.
    You do the same.
    Please keep us posted.
  9. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    GG, I've got a big shoulder and a gentle hug. I'm so sorry for your worry. I hope it's for naught.

  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Prayers being said, and sending many hugs.
  11. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    I am the praying sort. God bless you! I know the fear well, lots of CA in my gene pool.
  12. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Can you call your dr. and get some anxiety medication? Waiting for answers is so hard. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
  13. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Adding in my prayers.
  14. cakewalk

    cakewalk Member

    Positive thoughts being sent to you and a quick prayer as you head to the ultrasound today.
  15. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I had a lump that turned out to be a harmless lymph node. Prayers coming your way. I know it's hard to wait.
  16. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Guru! Rattling beads, saying prayers and many hugs - I hope you get a call 1st thing with the results. Good, bad or indifferent, waiting is worse than knowing!

    We're with you in spirit!

  17. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Thinking of you as you get this checked out..... you did exactly the right thing in getting in to see the doctor and checking it out! Hope it's nothing to concern yourself with....
  18. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Keep your thoughts positive. No need to worry before you have a reason. I'm so glad you found the lump though.
    I have had a needle biopsy with an abnormal mammo. Everything was fine.
    Not that it means yours is benign but there are a lot of folks on this thread that had good news after an initial scare. There is some comfort in statistics.

  19. standswithcourage

    standswithcourage New Member

    Yes I will pray for you too! The waiting is the worst part. Once I had an enlarged lymph node under my arm. It was huge. The thing that made it enlarged was a small cut on my hand that had gotten infected and I didnt even know it! So it can be something very small to make a lymph node enlarge. We are hoping good things for you!
  20. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Keeping a good thought & sending white light your way.