Way back during that minute and a half when I was pregnant last fall, I was having horrible pains in my left boob. I couldn't even lift my arms without pain - the pain that makes you sweat it hurts so badly. I can't remember if I ever discussed that here. Anyway, after the m/s, I was still having pain, so my OB/GYN sent me for a mammogram. The reading shows that I may have some potentially "complex cysts" and I was to have a repeat mammogram in May. The pain pretty much disappeared - until this past month. Again, my left breast was hurting. I at first thought I was having some heart issue, but poking around my breast made me realize that it was actually my breast. I don't have any lumps, but it hurts when I poke at it and kind of randomly aches.
Last week, I went to my internist for a regular annual check-up. I am trying to not neglect the rest of my health while dealing with the drama that is infertility. So, I sat in the exam room and shared the "what's new" of my past year with my 7 months pregnant physician. Good times. I also brought up the breast pain, and she wants to send me to a breast surgeon. Uh, what? And, apparently, when I was sick back in January, some blood tests came back wonky, so she wanted to repeat those. The next day she calls me to say that my white blood cell count is slightly elevated and has been slightly elevated for a while. She wants me to go see a hematologist. Excuse me? The hematologist who's office is conveniently located in the Cancer Center. Not fun.
I'm trying not to freak out, and I have a feeling my doctor is just overly cautious. In fact, I called my OB/GYN to get his opinion, and he doesn't think I need to schedule the breast surgeon at this time - he's comfortable with me waiting until after my mammogram. Nevertheless, the first two weeks of May should be interesting as I head to a mammogram on May 6th, the hematologist on May 7th, and a follow-up with my OB/GYN the following week!