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In October, 2016, I had been nursing my little man, Jackson for awhile. I started noticing that he didn't want to nurse on one side and it always felt fuller than the other. At first I didn't think too much about it as I had gone back to work and was stressed at the time. A few weeks later, as I often did, I did a self-exam and found a lump that just wasn't getting any smaller. I didn't want to alarm my family or Keith but it was always in the back of my head that I needed to get it checked.
In April I made an appointment to go to see my OB/GYN about it. That was the day that everything changed. She wrote a script for me to have an ultrasound and 3-D mammogram. The doctor that was doing the ultrasound let me know that my breast tissue was dense and that he recommended me to have a biopsy. Monday April 17, Keith and mom went with me while I had the needle biposy and mammogram. We were told that it could be at least 5 days to get the biopsy results back. As we were all sitting on pins and needles waiting for the doctor to call me with the results, I finally received two phone calls on Wednesday morning April 19, 2017. One call was from the doctor at Washington Radiology and the other from my OB/GYN's office, calling and telling me over the phone that my biopsy results had come back positive for Breast Cancer.
In a way it was a relief for me to finally know what I was dealing with. I kept telling myself for months before the diagnosis that it would probably go away, I just needed to give it more time since I had just finished nursing Jackson not long before.