scared and worried---female trouble UPDATE:(

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kellyann, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    I have been seeing my Dr for what I believed was an infection in my left breast. This has been going on for about 3-4 months. It started when I felt a mass in the breast that felt just like a squished tangerine inside the breast. I had recently been hospitalized for MRSA pneumonia, and had an appiontment to see my infectious disease doctor so I showed the lump to him. We both agreed that it was probably another MRSA infection, so he prescribed me some antiiotics. Well, the antibiotics did not I made an appointment with a GYNO. He sends me for a mammogram and sonogram, which takes nearly a month to get in. Then of course it comes back abnormal. But it does not have any masses or lumps or collections of fluilds. So then he sends me to a breast speacialist Dr for a biopsy. I had to go yesterday for the first appointment to get checked out and my biopsy appointment set up. The Dr said that if this was an infection I should be running a very high fever, which I m not. The breast is swollen, itchy, nipple inverted, feels hot, very painful, hurts all up under my arm, it looks kind of purplish-red colored. I am worried that this could be inflammatory breast cancer. That Dr really scared me. Please pray for me that my biopsy turns out to be ok.

    Your friend,
    [This Message was Edited on 03/10/2009]
  2. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    I'll be praying for you! Do you know when your biopsy will be back.
    The worst part is waiting.
    You're a strong woman - so once you know, I know you'll face whatever it is head on and take care of whatever needs to be done.

    I can't imagine the scare and worry. It's normal to feel that way. I will pray that everything will be okay and that you have the strength and courage to get you through this time.

    Much love,
  3. nixon

    nixon New Member

    Kellyann, My thoughts and prayers will be with you! I hope that the biopsy turns out all right. I'm sure it must be quite frightening....I hope you get it figured out very soon, and get to feeling better soon! Hugs, Andrea
  4. jaynesez

    jaynesez New Member

    I'm very sorry to hear of your ordeal as well. I don't know if you take pain meds but vicodin, percoset all have a very high amount of acetometphin (sp?) and that is a fever reducer, so if you are on any of these meds it will take down a fever, FYI. I've had the flu recently, and could tell when my meds kicked in, as my fever would go down and/or entirely away. Just a thought!
    Good luck and try not to worry, it'll only make you sicker!
  5. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    I'm not on any pain meds except lyrica anymore. I wish I were right now, haha! This is mighty painful! The muscles under my arm hurt so bad I could just croak, partly from lifting my grandbaby I am sure. I am going to have to stop lifting her until this is cleared up. She weighs 40 lbs or better, she 2 years old. She is spoiled rotten.

    I forgot to ask how long it takes to get the biopsy back, I just got flustered or something.

    Thanks for the kind wishes...I need them!

  6. jaynesez

    jaynesez New Member

    I replied to nixon, not you (I'm sure you know when you aren't logged in and have to log in to reply it brings up the last posting). Well, so much for the fever/med relationship. If its kind wishes you're needing, I'm sending you mine!
  7. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    So sorry, you are going through all this. I certainly will be praying for you. I didn't even know
    about your hospitalized with MRSA.. Please let us know when your biopsy is and the outcome.

    It sounds like an infection and you can have an infection without a fever but I am no doctor.

    God Bless and you are in my prayers..
  8. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    I called today for my biopsy results and it is maligant. I figured as much. I have to wait until thursday to see the doctor to see what she says about it all and what we are going to do about it. I am positive it is inflammatory breast cancer. Oh man, I am not looking forward to chemo, surgery, radiation, drugs,etc.........more pain. I need prayers you guys please!

    Your friend,
  9. cathugs

    cathugs New Member

    I am sorry to hear your bad news.
    You are certainly in my prayers. I know you
    are very worried and scared, but there are a lot
    of new treatments out there today, and hopefully
    this thing has been found early and can be treated

    I have been through biopsies on both breasts.
    They were both benign, but the waiting was awful.

    Any way I wish the best for you, and trust in the
    Lord for he will see you through.

    Lots of (((((((((hugs))))))))))) Ruth
  10. quanked

    quanked Member

    kellyann, i am so sorry that you have to go through this. whoever you are, wherever you are may the healing powers of the universe infuse you with all of the power you need to cast out all the cancer in your body so that you may one day be whole and healthy again.
  11. tandy

    tandy New Member

    sending you huge healing hugs~

    I'm so sorry your going thru this nightmare.
    I feel terribly sad for you.
    My cousin has this and she's been doing alot better since her treatments have stopped.
    I think she was DX 3 yrs ago. ??

    It may sound odd or goofy but it truely is'nt,.....
    everytime you think of it say something possitive to your self like "I am beating this',...or I am healthy.
    Theres scientific evidence that a possitive outlook/attitude can and does Heal the body. I'll be keeping you in my prayers~
    (you'd think you being hospitalized recently that this would've been caught then?)
  12. loto

    loto Member

    I'm praying for you. I can't relate to your problem, but have faith. I will pray for you every day. Please keep us updated.
  13. PainPainGoAway

    PainPainGoAway New Member

    My heart breaks for you, as you've had so much to deal with already...and have been worried for some months about this...please try not to worry, and do your best to get doctors you can fully trust. I have a friend who had an apple sized lump, and she's had a long road to recovery but is cancer free...I've seen it touch a lot around me, and I know there are so many groundbreaking are worth it to fight this!
    Keep us informed and take care of you!

  14. srs7874

    srs7874 New Member

    I am so sorry to hear of your situation. You can absolutely fight this . . . and win the fight!! Stay strong . . . I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
  15. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    Thanks so for the well wishes and kind words! And of course thanks so much for the prayers, it means so much to me. It was hard having to tell my family the news yesterday. I about lost it after hanging up the phone with my Grandma. Funny how you worry about everyone else and not yourself so much. My poor mother is worried sick. I am very lucky to have a good support team at home! My hubby is great, he has been through all the years of fibro,lyme, and now this cancer. Jeesh.....what next?
    I'll be happy to get something done on this breast, I think chemo will shrink it, maybe that will take down the pain in it.
    I'm going to look at some wigs online today, it looks like I'm going to need one very soon. Shoot, maybe I'll get several....that way I can have a variety. No way am I going around with a bald head, I'd look too much like my brother.....hehe!

    Wish me luck at the docs tommorrow!

    Your friend,
  16. brightsidedone

    brightsidedone New Member

    Dear Kelly Ann, I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer this time last year. I am so small chested that they were afraid the cancer had entered my chest wall. The nipple was also inverted. My breast became very hard, but it was not swollen. My husband thought he felt a bump on the side of my body about two weeks before, but we could never find it again. I went to my OBGYN who caught it and sent me right over for a Mammo. Two days later, I had my diagnosis and several biopsies. I was diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer; something that is fed by protein and estrogen. In Sept I had bi-lateral surgery done and this year am looking forward to reconstruction. The doctors opted to give me the chemo before the surgery with the hope that they could shrink the tumor and give me a better chance of surving. My situation was not something they had seen much of and so we were basically, swinging a bat in the dark. The treatment did work however. I had a genetics test called BRACI and BRACII to see whether or not my cancer was genetic. The tests came back "negative" for a mutation in those specific, gene sequences. It does not mean that no one else in my family will develop it or that "genes" caused the cancer. The doctors are more of a mind to believe that "stress" triggered the onset.

    I had a complete hysterectomy about three years ago and was diagnosed with fibro before that. Ovarian cancer and breast cancer go hand in hand. Fibro I believe, plays a role in both and I also believe that my mother's relatives had the same symptoms when they were diagnosed with breast cancer, but again, fibro wasn't even a term at that time.

    While I absolutely hate to tell you that I don't believe this is an infection, I also believe that it's an irresponsible thing not to say. From everything I've read, an inverted nipple is indicative of a breast tumor. I never knew that. I was always told to look for lumps. I thought for certain that what I had was just some wierd abnormality, that would eventually go away on its own.

    I don't know you and I feel horrible telling you this. I'm not doing it to be unkind. My own family has just ignored the educational material that the doctors gave to me, to be shared with them. It's very troubling, but I can't force them to listen.

    I look forward to hearing the results of your tests.
  17. hensue

    hensue New Member

    the purple spot was on his little tiny butt cheek and got bigger and bigger they immediately put him in the hospital and gave him IV's for about 3 days so I would make sure i found out what it is ASAP. I am not a doc but from what you describe to me it sounds like MRSA. Reading the above statement I am not sure. It sounds exactly like my grandson's problem. Either way I would not play around I would immediatley find out. they did not do a culture put him right in hospital.
    I have heard people getting MRSA in the breast.
    Let us know Good luck
  18. brightsidedone

    brightsidedone New Member

    Kelly, I am glad that you got the help that you needed. It must be very frustrating to know that one of your doctors treated you for something that may have been totally unrelated to this present, diagnosis.

    Biopsies are not fun and neither is being introduced to so many different doctors as they seek out the best means to address the on-set of this cancer.

    I can relate in so many ways, but what you are living right now IS your own life and no one else's.

    Even today, a year later, I have people I love trying to tell me that I might have done something to cause the on-set. It's frustrating, makes me angry and just places stress into my life that I do not need.

    I told my husband about you, yesterday. We will be in prayer for you.

    It is not easy dealing with family at this time. We'd like them to be our support systems, but they are just digesting the news, themselves.

    Be good to yourself and reach out to friends. Encourage your family to do the same. You cannot be the one supporting them right now.

    Have you ever heard of the CaringBridge site? I have my own Journal there and still maintain it. Just type in the www and the .com part. There, you can read about the journies that others have and are taking. You can also post your own updates. I found that to be helpful because it tired me out emotionally to be giving explanations to everyone. I sent them to that site for updates.

    Truly, although I am a stranger to recent conversations here on this site, I want the best for you. My hair has just begun growing back in and I still struggle with self-esteem. God did give me the grace to go through all of the tests, the surgeries, the numerous doctors and even the hair falling out. One day at a time and one minute at a time. Try not to expect any more than that of yourself. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but the journey is long. It doesn't however, last forever. You are not alone.
  19. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    And it's official, I do have Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I don't yet knowwhat stage it is in, have to go to the cancer doctor for those test. I am to go get my port put in 3-24 to start my chemo.

    I fully expected the doctor to tell me this news but it was still hard to take. Like it is for real now, ya know? I feel like I've been skocked in the gut........

    Anyway, brightsidedone I will be sure to check out that web site, I need all the support I can get, that is for sure!

    I am worried and scared of chemo....but i'll be okay.

    Thanks for all the prayers, I can feel all the love!

    Your friend,

  20. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    And it's official, I do have Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I don't yet knowwhat stage it is in, have to go to the cancer doctor for those test. I am to go get my port put in 3-24 to start my chemo.

    I fully expected the doctor to tell me this news but it was still hard to take. Like it is for real now, ya know? I feel like I've been skocked in the gut........

    Anyway, brightsidedone I will be sure to check out that web site, I need all the support I can get, that is for sure!

    I am worried and scared of chemo....but i'll be okay.

    Thanks for all the prayers, I can feel all the love!

    Your friend,