I discovered the first lump late at night on April 1st, the second & third lumps the next day. I was a little anxious, but yet I really did mostly believe it was nothing at that point. Still, I showed up on my doctor's doorstep when her office staff got there the next day, April 2nd, not even wanting to bother with the phone in order to get a prescription for a mammogram ASAP.
However "ASAP" is a relative term, medically speaking.
The soonest appointment for the mammogram (and subsequent ultrasound) that I could get was a week later. The rest, if you've been reading this blog, is history.
By the time this is over it will have taken 4 weeks, almost a month from discovering the lumps till getting the initial biopsy results. A month. A flippin' MONTH!!!
Time = torture.
No one, no woman should have to go thru this kind of waiting for an answer to a question like this. A week, maybe even 10 days to allow for a reasonable amount of bureaucracy...but this, this is beyond ridiculous. And the sad thing is I live in a metropolitan area and we have great medical coverage. I can only imagine what other women might go thru who don't have my advantages.
This is a crime.
I have no pithy ending for this little rant, no clever wisdom. I'm just really, really tired and really, really stressed and really, really want answers.
In the meantime, as if I have a choice, I am hanging on.
Will post on biopsy day, Wednesday, till then....