Having a lump removed from my breast
March 16, 2011 2:05 PM Subscribe
I am having a (hopefully benign) lump removed from my breast surgically. What should I expect?
posted by tweedle to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sort of freaking out right now. I know this is superficial but I am worried about how it will look after. This was kinda sprung on me today (I figured, if they would do anything, it would be a biopsy... not surgery right away). It's probably not cancer but my surgeon is worried about it because it has been growing quickly and now has rougher edges than before. So there is a slight chance it is malignant, and I am freaking 20 years old. Ughughughughugh.
I don't know; I just feel really anxious about this. What will recovery be like? I'm a student.. how will this affect my studies? What about work? Should I take off a week of work or something?
And I've never been under general anesthesia. I recently read a question about some guy who thought he woke up during it... That sounds frightening. And I know with general anesthesia there is a chance something will go terribly wrong.
Ahhhhhh! Someone please assure me I will be okay. And not disfigured.