Jun 22, 2013 08:44AM NancyHB wrote:
I'm not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV!) but I would expect that a lump in your left armpit would be related to something happening on your left side, not the right. Then again, lymph nodes will swell due to infection - anywhere in the body. I had inflammed lymph nodes in my groin years ago because of a systemic infection, not because there was any problem in my groin (those little guys were doing their work and "catching" the infection!!)
I've read your posts but can't remember all the details (sorry!). Is it possible this pain is cycle-related? Given that you're now having pain in both breasts, it makes me wonder.
It's so hard to live with a body that keeps throwing mysterious symptoms at us. I can tell you that until my doctor actually told me I had cancer, I never would have guessed - I had no pain, felt terrific, had a small lump but I was pretty sure it was a cyst. After diagnosis every little pain, twitch or pull freaked me out and I was convinced the cancer was spreading. It wasn't. I was just suddenly hyper-aware of my body and what was happening with it. It's good that we're in tune with our bodies and the slight changes happening, but for me I had to keep that in check or I would have lost my mind!!
I know you're waiting a while before seeing your doctor. I hope you're able to find some peace and enjoyment and relaxation between now and then. You'll see different versions of the same concept around here, but in short, if you fixate on the worse-case scenario and it actually happens, you’ve lived it twice. It is whatever it is. Knowing what it is is power, but until then try not to worry too much. We can't diagnose you, Dr. Google can't diagnose you, and you can't really guess what it is.