My roommate has a lump in her breast. She is going to get it checked out and have breast reduction at the same time. Not sure which day yet but soon. She doesn’t know if she has breast cancer or just an anonymous, harmless lump.
I don’t check my breasts for lumps. The main reason I don’t is that they always have lumps and bumps and I don’t see how you can tell which is a “lump” and which is just another lump in the pile. Once in awhile I get sore boobs, usually it’s around some point in the cycle of my period. I don’t think much of it. When I was younger I’d even have bruises on my breasts from whatever was going on in there. It’s actually like they are fighting a war, a boob tissue war. They get pinchy, sore and embattled. Anyway, if I have any bad lumps I wouldn’t know how to tell which they are apart from all the lumps in there.
Anyway, to those who have found themselves in the fight with a bad lump, good wishes to you. For the rest of us… it’s kind of like being in bed at night, in the dark. Some nights when it’s quiet you wonder about breast lumps, you poke around. In the end you just have to hope you’re one of the lucky ones.