The fear of a recurrence of breast cancer is something that every person who has had breast cancer worries about. Two weeks and two days ago I noticed an area under my right arm (same side as the cancer). It is low in the arm pit area and I first noticed it because my bra seems to irritate the area. When rubbing the spot after removing my bra I noticed that there was something that didn’t feel right. Dr. Riley, my oncologist, had showed me how to exam the lymph node areas and chest wall. I am supposed to do this weekly so I can stay on top of any changes. The area that has me worried just seemed to be there one day.
I am hoping that it is just scar tissue or something else that will end up being nothing to worry about. BUT…after going through breast cancer and knowing that there is always a chance of it coming back, feeling something that doesn’t feel right automatically sends fear racing through you.
I keep telling myself that it is not cancer. I have told myself that many times over the last two weeks. Trying to stay positive! I just told my mom and sisters last night. They were upset with me for not telling them sooner.
I will find out tomorrow what Dr. Riley wants to do.