Tina Eisenbraun

First post: 1/9/2017 Latest post: 5/20/2017
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This journey began when I first felt a tiny lump in my left breast. about a year or more ago. I didn't worry about it.  I had not been gettting regular check-ups though, and time goes so fast that suddenly it had been 5 years since my last mammograph. 


Then, the first week in November, 2016, I felt the lump again.  Maybe because the area was sore now, but I felt the same lump.  This time, I knew it was much larger than before.  I quietly freaked out!  At noon, I looked up preferred providers for our insurance, choose one of the  OB/GYNs and called for an appointment.   Got an appointment for the following Monday.


Saturday and Sunday:  Spent a wonderful weekend in Bison for the Christmas Fair.  Set up my DoTERRA booth.  No need to worry anyone else yet.


Monday:  Check-up. They noticed that my uterus was enlarged too,  so they did a biopsy of my uterus and cervex.


Tuesday:  Mammograph.  They took x-rays of the side in question, but then spent a lot more time on the other side.  It hadn't dawned on me there might be more masses in the other side.  Yikes!  They had me stay for an ultrasound.  
Tuesday:  Ultrasound.   The radiologist took a look at the ultrasound images.  He said he couldn't diagnose it as cancer without a biopsy, but it looked like it was, and there were 3 masses/areas of concern.


Wednesday:  Ultrasound guided needle-core biopsy of three areas.  One in the left and two in the right.  This procedure took over 2 hours.  At least 12 core samples later, I was sent home to wait for the pathology results.  He thought he'd have the result the next day.



Thursday:  Got a call about the uterus and cervex biopsies.  (No cancer.). No results for the breast biopsies yet.  I called at 4:45 PM to see if the results were back.  No luck. He said he'd call the next day, as soon as he heard the results.  I met up with other Meadowbrook teachers at Pottery to Paint for a little bowl painting.  It was a wonderful way to get my mind off this for a little while. Much fun!


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Friday, Noveber 11, 2016:  No school for Veteran's Day.  Got the call around 10;30 AM.  The doctor was certain now that all three areas of concern are cancer.
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