Two weeks ago when on the day we returned from Deep Creek, I took off my clothes and noticed a big red bump on my breast. I thought I had gotten some kind of bug bite (actually a spider bite first came to mind - I hate spiders!). It was really red and really large. I called the nurse on-call through my insurance and she said if it goes down I shouldn't worry about it. It quickly went down and within 3 days the redness was completely gone. I was left with a hard bump that you can feel but not see.
On Monday I mentioned this to my midwife. She suggested I go to my primary care physician for a lyme disease test - totally precautionary. I went today and showed it to my pcp, and he said "I don't think that's a bug bite - you've got a cyst." So we did the lyme disease test just for precaution - results will be back in 7 days. But now I have to go to a breast surgeon to get the cyst checked out.
I felt my eyes get really big when he said 'cyst'. He said it's nothing to worry about but I should get it checked out. I sat there while he filled out the paper work thinking all of the worst thoughts - what if it's cancer? what if I need kemo-therapy? I can't get radiation while pregnant. what's going to happen to me and the baby? what if I have to get my breast removed? can I still breast feed? and on and on...
I'm trying to be calm. It's probably nothing. Well, it's probably a cyst. But what does that mean?