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Username Post: I hate that panic!        (Topic#327924)
carpe scrapum 
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08-19-13 10:16 AM - Post#4075318    

Long story short. I have a lump in my breast and I need to get it check out. Not hugely worried other than for the fact that it hurts and I'm nowhere near a period or ovulation. Could just be fibrosis of the breast.

Anyway, I called my doctor to make an appointment. The person who helped me was, in fact, not very helpful. So many phone calls later, I'm now treated like an urgent care patient. The lady I just talked to wants me in ASAP and blah blah blah. I asked them to send an order to the hospital so I can get a mammogram now while I wait for my appointment which is not until September 10th. I figured I can at least be proactive. Well now the doctors office is up in arms trying to see when they can talk to me to figure this out. All I need is a diagnostics mammogram people! I'm not in poor health and I doubt my lump is a big deal. I just want to make sure!

I'm a bit frustrated at the moment...

 
Gramma - Claudia 
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08-19-13 10:30 AM - Post#4075324    
    In response to carpe scrapum

The people, paperwork and processes between the doctor and the patient just plain sucks sometimes. Doctors act shocked when you tell them about the antics of their staff. I've been working through the process since May to get scheduled for surgery - the latest excuse I was given by the doctor's scheduler was that he forgot to tell her to schedule.

Be the squeaky wheel Dear - be the squeaky frikin' wheel ! ! ! If you don't advocate for you no one will.

 
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08-19-13 10:42 AM - Post#4075326    
    In response to Gramma - Claudia

I am sorry, Vivi! I hope you get an appointment really soon and a mammogram too. And good luck for both!!!!!

 
scrapanda 
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08-19-13 11:07 AM - Post#4075332    
    In response to qaustriangirl

I hope you get in quickly to have it checked out! Sending good thoughts!

 
buttonscrapper 
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08-19-13 11:23 AM - Post#4075336    
    In response to scrapanda

I'm pretty sure I would be in panic mode!! No matter what it is, it's definitely worth an emergency visit, if for no other reason than relief of mind!!!!

Good luck!! Saying prayers you get it checked out SOON, and it turns out to be nothing serious...



 
carpe scrapum 
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08-19-13 11:39 AM - Post#4075340    
    In response to buttonscrapper

I'm really not too worried but, wouldn't I feel like a big idiot if it turned out to be something and I did nothing about it? Truth be told, I kind of like it here on earth and wouldn't mind spending the next sixty years our so here.

I am just very surprised at how careless the original front desk person was. She does work for an obgyn office after all...

 
Beth Ann 
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08-19-13 11:56 AM - Post#4075344    
    In response to carpe scrapum

When I had a lump, my Dr saw me the day after I called (would have seen me that day), to check it out and schedule the mammogram. You should not be waiting until the 10th.

(Part of my point was that MY dr wanted to see me first, to write up the orders properly)

Lots of hugs!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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08-19-13 12:04 PM - Post#4075348    
    In response to Beth Ann

You shouldn't have to wait that long. That's ridiculous. I would keep pushing or find a new OBGYN.

 
scrappinmamma 
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08-19-13 03:06 PM - Post#4075360    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Vivi,

You should be able to get in to see your dr ASAP. No if's, ands or but's.

And you should be able to get a mammogram within the next week.
and being sent your way!


 
carpe scrapum 
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08-19-13 07:31 PM - Post#4075384    
    In response to scrappinmamma

You guys, thank you so much for all your good thoughts prayers and concern! You really are the best!

I did not get a call back from the doctors office and I find it disturbingly interesting. Lucky for me, I'm a bull and a China shop and will get my mammogram within the next week whether they like it or not. I didn't have time today but I will do my calling tomorrow and bug them until I get my way. I always win anyway LOL

Interesting fact about our health system: my sil'l friend went to the doctor for a lump in one breast. The doctor ordered a scan of that breast only. She insisted on scanning the other one too. Doctor said he would not order it and the insurance won't pay for it. She did it out of pocket. They found she's stage four breast cancer on the side the doctor wouldn't scan... Sad, terrible and cold.

 
scrappinmamma 
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08-19-13 09:36 PM - Post#4075394    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Oh Vivi, that is so sad!

Right now, I am providing meals for a family, where the mom started having back pain in May, in July, she found a lump and in August, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She is only 39 and both of her grandmothers are in their 90's. No family history of any kind of cancer. She has a 2nd grader and a 5th grader.

After my kids get in school, I'm going in for my mammogram no later than Sept 30th.

I am sending my prayers to you and your SIL's friend!

Edited by scrappinmamma on 08-19-13 09:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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08-19-13 11:56 PM - Post#4075404    
    In response to scrappinmamma

Go. Do. Research. Ask questions.

 
Aunt Rosy 
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08-20-13 07:05 AM - Post#4075430    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Prayers going out for you, Vivi. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in June just before her 88th birthday. She is doing well.

 
carpe scrapum 
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08-20-13 07:08 AM - Post#4075434    
    In response to Aunt Rosy

I'm so sorry to hear that Rosy! Prayers going out to her. I'm glad she's doing good.

I'm calling the hospital this morning to see if they got the order. Should they not have it, I'm going to have to pitch a fit.

 
carpe scrapum 
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08-20-13 07:25 AM - Post#4075436    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I called. Hospital says they don't have an order yet. Called doctor, they said it was sent yesterday. Pitched a fit, kindly at that though.

 
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08-20-13 09:50 AM - Post#4075444    
    In response to carpe scrapum

So sorry Rosy. Hugs to you Viv. And WOW on your sil's friend!


 
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