It was around the third week of August when I discovered the ‘lump’
I’d moved suddenly as I was waking up and a sharp pain shot under my arm into my right boob. OUCH!
I hadn’t done a self exam in quite sometime, (if at all in the past few years) but figured I should probably do one now.
I could feel a hard ‘mass’ on the outer right side. I was so sure it hadn’t been there before. Hubs was already up and in the bathroom, but as soon as he came out I asked him to take a look/feel. He was really concerned, and told me to ‘get it checked out’.
We were having family coming to stay the following week, so I promised I would make an appointment as soon as they left. The last thing I wanted was a ‘cancer scare’ hanging over us and spoiling the fun.
The week went wonderfully, we had fun, I didn’t think of the lump even once. Then they left and I totally forgot to make the appointment.
Around the middle of September, I got the pain again and this time I didn’t wait. I called my PCP right away and they had me booked in for a diagnostic mammogram the following week.