On November 16, 2011, my doctor examined the lump and suggested that I get a mammogram (something I was supposed to have done a few months earlier when I turned 40) as well as an ultrasound on the area of concern. She said that she did not think it would turn out to be anything but wanted to be on the safe side. I was nervous, but felt better that she did not seem all that concerned.
The lab that she sent me to turned out to be a lab that was not covered by my insurance so I needed to find an alternate lab to have this procedure done. I got busy again with work and home and didn’t get around to finding a new lab right away. One day a few weeks later, my doctor called me to tell me she had not yet seen any results come through on the procedure she referred me for and wanted to know what was going on. Thank-goodness she did because the whole thing had sort of been put on the back burner for me, but her call prompted me into action. If she was concerned enough to make that follow-up call, I had better get this going. I made the appointment for December 15 to have my mammogram and ultrasound.