Let me start at the beginning. It was sometime in March. I had just finished my first quarter at my new school when I felt a lump on my left breast before taking a shower. I remember being so confused. Wondering if what I felt was really there..
Thinking to myself, "I don't want to have cancer" I did not tell anyone what I found in hopes that it would go away. Then, in May my lump still present and growing motivated me to call my doctor to schedule an appointment. I am going to be very transparent. I was scared. I knew it may not be cancer but it was something. And that "something" truly scared me. At the time I was only 19 and truthfully really did not feel like being diagnosed with something.
However, after going to the doctor she assured me that this lump was something.. Unsure of what to do she recommended that I go to the Atlanta Breast Specialist. In June I did just that to find out in an ultrasound that something was there. It looked like it could have been Fibroadenoma (a benign tumor made up of both glandular breast tissue and connective tissue) but it was not for certain. Finding out that I may have a tumor or even cancer was a lot to bare so I decided to wait six months to see if it would go away..
Six months later. It has grown or at least looks like it has grown. It was hard for me to decide but I knew I needed to get it removed so I scheduled my surgery. Then just like that a lump that I had learned to live with may finally be coming out. I just could not believe it. I felt scared, nervous, unsure.. To be very honest, I did not really know what/how to feel. Then, just like that it was December 14th and time for my surgery. I was nervous yet thankful to be surrounded by nothing but love that day.
As of today I am tumor-free and just got word from my doctor that it was not cancer. It has been a journey but I know my story will help others going through the same thing. If I could say something to myself when this whole thing started I would have said do not be afraid. Do not be afraid of the results.. what is to come.. really anything. Why? Because we must trust in the Lord he knows what he is doing. No matter what the results he has a plan. I am just so grateful to have this stress removed from my mind, body and soul.
Although, I am still in a lot of pain I know that I will be alright and that gives me sooo much peace. A special thanks to all of those who prayed for me and supported me, y'all are beyond awesome.
Learn how to check for lumps here: Breast Care