I've posted before about my left breast pain. It came on 3 weeks before my period last month. GP felt nothing, but wrote a script for diagnostic mammogram if pain didn't subside after my period. Period started 4 days later and pain disappeared. I was SOO relieved! It was gone for nearly a week but then came back...again, 3 weeks before my next period is due.
My HA has flared HORRIBLY over this (also because we're dealing with the impending death of a family member right now). My hubby convinced me to have the mammo so I would stop wondering "what if." I made the appointment and then broke down in tears.
I am SOOO convinced something awful is going on that my stomach is sick. I've convinced myself this is going to be breast cancer (thanks to dr. google). My mom tried to reassure me that cancer pains don't come and go with a period, but my mind isn't accepting it. In fact my mind keeps thinking that since there's pain, the cancer must be advanced (aaargh!!!)
My appointment is tomorrow and I'm just so scared. I try to self-talk myself through a positive outcome, but the big bad negative thoughts take over. Being a diagnostic exam, the radiologist will give me results right there which scares me on another level.
The pain is just in one breast and in one spot. If I massage it, it goes away. I stopped nursing 9 months ago, but can still express some breastmilk which I've heard is normal. When I do that, the pain disappears (temporarily). Logic says this isn't cancer, but my mind is SO not in a logical place right now.