i was laying in bed wrtiting in my journal, And as I got up got to put it away I bumped my arm into a wall, and my arm 'accidentally' bounced into my left breast! My first thought was 'No Way, did i just feel what I think I just felt?' I went to my boyfriend and asked him to take a feel. There was no denying it, there it was, a tiny lump. He said it was probably just that time of month but I should go have my doctor take a feel just to rule it out. But he knew just as I knew what it was! And I could see the fear on his face. That Monday I made an appointment to see my GYN. My doctor said I had dense breast, he too said it was close to that time of month, and it was probably nothiing. But just to be certain he wanted me to get a sonogram & mamogram. The following week I had a mammogram. They did see a cluster of cells they couldn't be sure until I had a sonogram. A week later I was diagnosed with Stage Zero- DCIS. After speaking to my oncologist and weighing my options I decided to be aggressive and have a double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery. I wanted to eliminate all potential risks. Two weeks after my surgery I received a phone call from my doctors office, the results showed that I didn't have DCIS, but instead had IDC-Stage One Breast Cancer. The head nurse said 'you made the right decision'!! With all the doubts I had going into the surgery, I still listened to my gut! And realized there are 'no accidents'! Bumping into the wall saved my life!
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