AARGGH! I was dx'd in April of 09 with Stage 1, T1b, N0M0, ER/PR- HER2+, IDC.
Did three rounds of TCH, followed by another 10 months of Herceptin, and got my port out in June. I had a bilateral mx with reconstruction, and had my original saline implants replaced with gummi bears (which I LOVE). For a long time, since that second surgery actually, I've had this node in my left breast that I thought was a seam or valve in the implant, and I didn't think anything of it.
Anywhooo... Went for my 18 month mammo, my first since diagnosis, and wham, bam, thank you ma'am, I got a call back less than 24 hours later. Went in for an ultrasound and there's a 13mm lump on top of my implant. It's my opposite (contralateral) breast. Turns out, what I thought was a seam or valve was... neither. Who knows what it is.
S**T. I get to go for an MRI next week. The radiologist (who was totally hot - I was like, "Let me put on my clothes before I talk to you so I can give you a better impression...") was concerned about it. When I said the lump had been there for months and hadn't changed, he said that was reassuring... But he said he wanted to make sure I wasn't having a recurrence, given my history. AAAARRRGGGGHHHHHHH!
Going through this whole shebang a second time is somewhat easier, I think. I'm less hysterical. But I'm very cranky.
Anyone else been here?
Trying to love my chemo curls
4/10/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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