|Skin torn after mammogram|
I called the breast center today to report it and to let them know that I've photographed it for my records. They said that skin tearing after a mammogram is not common and acted surprised. "You must have sensitive skin." Uh no, perhaps your tech happened to be overly aggressive. She then asked if I could stop by for them to look at it, but I said no, I'm too busy with work and then picking up the kids at child care, that I'd rather just email them the photos.
Then, she told me, "Actually, we need you to come in anyway. The radiologist wants you to do an ultrasound to get a better look at the left breast." So, naturally my heart sank and I felt immediate dread. WTF? My worst fears are being realized. I scheduled an appointment for Friday afternoon, which is slated to be a 2 hour appointment. Who has time for all these tests?!
She said that most cases are nothing and I refuse to let my mind wander to start terrifying myself. My rationale: I just finished nursing and my boobs are going through a transition. I'm too young. My boobs are too small. I'm in great health. Call it denial, but really, I don't have time to think about the evil C-word. That's not an option for me. I refuse. And if I have to face that reality, you better believe a nice boob job will be in my future.
In other news, my periods have been extremely heavy and annoying since starting up again after the birth of my third child just a few months ago. I'm getting tired of using super plus tampons and pads and the constant changing of them. Last night, I remembered that I had received some Instead Softcups from BlogHer 2012, so I tried using one of their menstrual cups.
I read the instructions three times and attempted multiple times to insert it properly. Apparently I'm one of the lucky 2% that the cup doesn't fit, however. The damn thing leaked into my pad all night and made my bathroom (and hands) a bloody mess this morning.
I'm not ready to give up on the idea completely though, so I've decided to try the Moon Cup reusable menstrual cup from Glad Rags and I'm anxiously awaiting my shipment. When reviewing menstrual cups on Amazon.com, I read 'Ben Dover's' hilarious review for the Moon Cup called, "Prepare for Battle!" It is a literary masterpiece - I was laughing so hard at the descriptions! Here's a fun little segment:
The Moon Cup comes in two sizes; Size A, for youthful nymphs under 30 who have never given birth and have silken tresses and tinkling laughs and are all size 0, and size B, for Big Ol' Bitches like m'self, who have either spawned, or are so old (ie over 30) that they might as well have been poppin' them out like Duggar Donuts, because their sugar walls are now echoing corridors full of cobwebs and slackness. Of course the packaging phrases it more nicely, but I was miffed to see that despite having never replicated, I was still doomed to the Big Gulp size because of my age alone.Nothing beats comic relief!
Dear God, please comfort me and bring me peace the next few days as I wait to do more testing. Please let it be nothing.
UPDATE 5/13/12: IT WAS ALL CLEAR! NO SIGN OF ANYTHING ABNORMAL!! HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE LORD!