and it totally freaked me out. My mom and both of my sisters had breast cancer, so that’s understandable.
I had hurt for a couple of days. I thought it was just tenderness and ‘that time of the month’ was on its way. Except, the pain kept getting worse.
When I felt it, my first thought was to get to my doctor that very same day. Not only was I frightened, but Scuba Man was also. It was a very long day, as I couldn’t get an appointment until the afternoon.
My wonderful doctor diagnosed a glandular bacterial infection and put me on antibiotics. Basically, he asked if I thought he would tell me to do a monthly self exam if I thought that a cancerous tumour would hurt. He said it jokingly and knew I wouldn’t take offence. I didn’t. He had a good point.
Other than Scuba Man, I haven’t told anyone about it. I didn’t want my family, especially my sisters, to worry until I knew what it was. It was nothing a strong dose of medicine couldn’t take care of. Thank God!
I was so relieved that I had to have myself a good cry later on that day.
I sometimes feel it is inevitable that I will get breast cancer. I am the sister who has a higher risk. I’ve never had children and I’m overweight. But, both of my sisters got it, those two thin mothers.
I pray that if I ever do get cancer, I can handle it with the strength my sisters had. They are an inspiration.