As You Read This (Revisited)

The 'As You Read This' series chronicles my experience of finding a lump in my breast at 23 years old and again at 31 years old.

As You Read This (Revisited)
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If you're new to my blog or this particular series on my blog, start here: As You Read This.

I went to the breast surgeon today.

I walked into my appointment with my hands shaking and a lump in my throat.

I walked out with an appointment for surgery on October 15.

I looked my doctor right in the eye and said, “I want a biopsy.”

He looked right back and said, “that’s probably a good idea.”

When the doctor at my follow-up ultrasound on August 23 told me that the lump was most likely a fibroadenoma, I accepted it.

I accepted that I’d probably be going to follow-up ultrasounds twice a year for the rest of my life (or until the lump went away on its own).

Then, a blog reader named Erica changed my mind with just one comment.