They Found A Lump In My Breast
“We tend to consider the unknown a lesser evil than the known.”
October is the breast cancer awareness month. What better time to talk about breast cancer and create awareness on it together. We don’t want to deal with the uncertainties of life because we feel we deserve more than enough time but you have to remember sometimes life just happens.
“They found a lump in my breast” was what she said to me over the phone. All I wondered was how would my perfectly healthy looking friend say that. She followed up the conversation with “I have done the surgery and I am under observation”. I was still trying to get past her first sentence when she hit me with the second sentence. Words could not describe the sadness the news brought.
It was just a normal day at work and the office decided on medical check-up for all the staff. It got to her turn and after a series of body examination, the doctor told her about the discovery. They advised that it might be benign and there might be really nothing to worry about. However, she was advised to do the surgery as soon as possible.
On telling her family this news, preparations to get the best medical care out of the country was the next step. She was able to consult a few medical practitioners who advised the surgery did not warrant leaving the country. Her family was still trying to get around the fact she would be having the surgery soon. Unknowingly, it was sooner than they expected.
She was all laid down in the theatre and yet to feel the anaesthesia while the nurse and doctor start to converse with her to get her mind off what was about to happen. She was so focused on knowing what was going on and the surgeon requested for more dose of anaesthesia. There is something about anaesthesia that can make one feel dauntless.
I am no doctor so I cannot advise on what steps you should take when you notice something different happening with your body. I can only recommend you go to the hospital when you notice and feel something is wrong. You may not be sick for years but how often do you go for a medical check-up?
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