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I never thought that I would be sharing this post and in the midst of writing, I am still in dazed of events which happened to me a few days ago. No..this is not a death post but rather an awareness post to all.
Let me keep this short and sweet....
What happened was....
A few days ago, I felt tenderness and pain on one of my breast. The feeling is new to me and pretty unusual.
I did a random check and I felt a lump. Worst thing is, it was painful to touch...and yes, I was worried. Who wouldn't, right? I quickly make my way to see my doctor the next day. She did the examination and acknowledged that there is indeed a lump but assured me not to worry about it because it may be a case of fibrocystic.
What are fibrocystic breasts?
Fibrocystic breasts are characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in one or both breasts. The lumpiness is due to small breast masses or breast cysts. The condition is very common and benign, meaning that fibrocystic breasts are not malignant (cancerous).
Source from medicine.net
My doctor then issue a letter of referral, directing me to do an ultrasound, just to be on a safe side. She then gave me a good recommendation, suggesting me to do the ultrasound at hospitals or specialist centers, as some may have special promotions, since it is pink october month, which is Breast Awareness Month.
Could I say that am I lucky that my breast became painful, which coincidentally falls on the Breast Awareness Month??
Anyway.....I manage to make an appointment in one of the hospitals ( a reputable one ), which had a really good deal. Since this is the first time for me doing this procedure, I was pretty 'blur' and was fumbling in the waiting area. Actually, I wasn't so nervous about the procedure, but rather the results. But, by God's grace, He kept me calm and gave me the peace that He is with me.
Efficiently, I managed to get the results in an hours time and the doctor was very, very patient and professional to explain the results to back to me. The results was....let's put it this way, unexpected. In fact, there's more than meet's the eye. It's not life threatening now...but I do need to do the ultrasound on a yearly basis, just to monitor the condition.
This experience has been a wake up call for me. I mean, I never, ever thought or see myself going for breast examinations..at my age. It didn't occur to me that my breasts are in such a state, until I did the ultrasound! But through this experience, I see this as a blessing in disguise from the Lord. Really, it is.
So to everyone out there, please have your breasts examined if you haven't done one in your life. It's better to check now and know the condition of your breasts, so that we can take more precaution in the future. I am encouraging this because it is Breast Awareness Month and do take the opportunity of the deals that some are having now.
This post is based on my honest and personal experience and is not influenced by any parties.