Page 2 of 2 [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 67,977
Location: Chez Quis

09 Nov 2023, 8:50 am

Hi Juliette! It's so nice to see you.
I hope you're doing well yourself after being so ill.

My ultrasound is today so I'm at peak capacity with anxiety.
Everything is status quo in terms of the pain, and it looks like I have a sunburn.

Deep breaths, right?



KitLily
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Jan 2021
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,074
Location: England

09 Nov 2023, 9:41 am

Good luck Isabella! :star: I can't find a shamrock for good luck so a star will have to do.


_________________
That alien woman. On Earth to observe and wonder about homo sapiens.


Juliette
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 28 Sep 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,719
Location: Surrey, UK

09 Nov 2023, 9:56 am

We’re with you, Is. xx



babybird
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Gender: Female
Posts: 61,324
Location: UK

11 Nov 2023, 1:23 pm

Hope you're ok


_________________
We have existence


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 67,977
Location: Chez Quis

12 Nov 2023, 2:54 pm

Thanks everyone.

Turns out there was something on the mammogram.
They did a core needle biopsy at my ultrasound appointment.
It wasn't too bad in terms of pain.
I'm bandaged up and icing it through the weekend.

I'm doing a skin biopsy tomorrow on the red stuff.
It might not even be related to the suspicious area.

I don't have the results yet on anything.
There's reason to think it's possibly benign but we don't know.

As usual I'm an atypical presentation and I'm a puzzle to solve.

Keep breathing.




https://youtu.be/Svfd999aej8?feature=shared



babybird
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Gender: Female
Posts: 61,324
Location: UK

12 Nov 2023, 3:04 pm

Yep you gotta keep breathing


_________________
We have existence


KitLily
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Jan 2021
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,074
Location: England

12 Nov 2023, 3:38 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
As usual I'm an atypical presentation and I'm a puzzle to solve.



I hope it is benign.

Yes, same here about atypical presentation. My body does not work like other humans' bodies do. I empathise with you.


_________________
That alien woman. On Earth to observe and wonder about homo sapiens.


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 67,977
Location: Chez Quis

16 Nov 2023, 12:12 pm

I got the biopsy results yesterday.
It's not cancer.

WHOOOT!

That's a huge relief.

We still don't know what the f it is, though.
They're thinking it's an autoimmune reaction.
To what?
F*** if I know.

I've started on steroids to reduce the inflammation.
They switched me to a second kind of antibiotic.
I need more blood tests.

They're thinking I might have Lupus like my daughter.
Apparently there's such a thing as Lupus Mastitis.
Your immune system attacks your boob(s).

I have some of the markers for it but I need more tests.
If it is Lupus I'll need to take antimalarial meds.

If it's Lupus it might also explain what's attacking my kidney.

My symptoms are still the same but I hope these steroids help.
In the meantime I'm feeling kinda zany.

Prednisone gives you wings.



renaeden
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,165
Location: Western Australia

18 Nov 2023, 1:58 am

My doctor gave me prednisone for when my asthma flares up. It works wonders for that. But I'm only supposed to take it for 5 days at a time.

It causes weight gain and a round face shape. I'm already fat and my doctor doesn't want me to gain more weight.

If you find yourself gaining weight, see if there's an alternative to prednisone.



IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 67,977
Location: Chez Quis

18 Nov 2023, 2:04 am

If I don't have Lupus or some other autoimmune disorder, I'll only be on it for five days.

My daughter took it longterm for Lupus and gained 80 pounds in a couple of months.
It was intense.
I felt so sorry for her.
She was only 19-20.
Thank goodness she lost all the weight when she stopped taking it.

I don't think I would take it long term unless it was absolutely necessary.

It's already helping my boob.



KitLily
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Jan 2021
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,074
Location: England

18 Nov 2023, 5:58 am

I'm so glad it's not cancer. I hope it gets better asap.

What a cheeky disease attacking your boob though! It's obviously a perv. :lol:


_________________
That alien woman. On Earth to observe and wonder about homo sapiens.


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 67,977
Location: Chez Quis

01 Dec 2023, 8:23 am

Turns out it's not Lupus Mastitis. ^

I don't have Lupus or any other known autoimmune disease, despite the inflammatory markers.

They have another theory but it's pretty cray.



KitLily
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Jan 2021
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,074
Location: England

01 Dec 2023, 11:23 am

Oh I hope they find out the reason.

I don't know about you but I'm tired of going to the doctor with a problem, they can't find out what it is because I am atypical and not a textbook case for anything. So nothing gets done. I don't go to the doctor much anymore.


_________________
That alien woman. On Earth to observe and wonder about homo sapiens.


y-pod
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Apr 2010
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,619
Location: Canada

03 Dec 2023, 8:03 am

Just wondering if they checked your hormones? Some women can still have rather high estrogen level after menopause and that can cause breast pain.

Also the kind of bra you've been wearing can be relevant. I've heard people complain before about bras from Victoria's Secrets being full of chemicals and causing rash and inflammations. There was a lawsuit about it years ago. It's probably not limited to just one brand, but they're better known. If you haven't tried, maybe go bra-free for a month and see if there's any improvement. :)


_________________
AQ score: 44
Aspie mom to two autistic sons (21 & 20 )