What’s that Bump?

September 1, 2012

It’s so hard to remember exactly when I felt the lump on my left breast. Approximately 9 months ago, I recall being in the shower, soaping my chest and feeling this hard marble like feeling at the top right of my breast. I remember immediately feeling a shiver down my spine as soon as I felt it, but that awkward feeling only lasted a split second and I told myself, it must be nothing!

My first reaction was that my pectoral mucless were sore or a little swollen because I had just intensely trained my upper body that day. But the left bump compared to my right pectoral was really distinct. I remember feeling weird the more I touched it and thought about it so I decided to tell someone. The first person I turned to was my boyfriend at the time… he immediately said not to worry and he was also sure it was nothing, but since it bothered me I should probably go get it checked.  At that point I remembered having a scheduled appointment with my family doctor in November, so I figured I would wait and ask her then. No biggy!

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3 Replies to "What’s that Bump?"

  • Lisa Negron
    May 20, 2015 (11:31 am)

    Omg reading this was the same way I found my lump. In the shower. I had just started p90x so I thought it was my muscles too! Wow. I follow you on IG and you are a true inspiration. What type cancer did it end up being? I was diagnosed triple negative on 2011 and again 2014 with a recurrence. Good luck to you!

    • Nalie
      May 20, 2015 (11:39 am)

      Hi Lisa!
      Oh wow.. very similar. My cancer was Stage 2B. ER PR + … Her2 negative. I hear triple negative is a tough one…. How are you doing today? Still in treatment? Keep moving forward. You can do this. xo

  • Lisa Negron
    May 20, 2015 (11:54 am)

    Doing well Thank you. I am out of treatment and going thru the reconstruction phase now. That too has been quite a journey. I had a double mastectomy after my recurrence and I wasn’t going to do any reconstruction but it was so hard to look in the mirror. Since I had previous radiation I had to have a flap and I chose to do the latissimus dori flap which is where they take the muscle and skin from the back. I had to do this so the my skin was strong enough to hold the implant. I had this surgery in Feb 2014 and had expanders (rock hard) placed on both the right and left side. I went thru the expansion process and had the exchange surgery July 2014. Well…on the right side which was the non cancer side, the incision did not completely close so I had emergency surgery to take it out and replaced. Well as luck would have it 3 week later it started to drain and started hurting really bad so I had to have it removed again. This time she left it out for 3 months and I had to take antibiotics for infection. So I had one nice “foob” on one side and flap on the other. In order to fix what was happening I had to have the lat flap on the right side as well. Yikes!!! That was done Feb 2015 and I just had my exchange to implant in April 2015. So I have two scars now across my back which I can cover by a bra strap and two flap scars on my foobs.. I read one of your other blogs about a free boob job, it certainly is not and I have pictures to prove that!!! My IG name is lisawhite-negron 🙂