Would you like some cheese on your boobie sandwich?

January 24th, 2005

I think I’m going to have to give my boobie a blog. My Boobie seems to want more attention than it is normally given.

We can make signs for my boobie. “I support SJ’s boob.”

I dropped off Ellie at my grandma’s house this morning, ten minutes later than I planned on doing. My grandma is like “Everything okay? Why are you going to the doctor?”

“Oh just a regular checkup!” I say, a little too perkily. “Checkups are fun! F-U-N! Nope! Nothing wrong here! No reason at all to worry!”

After waiting for one hour and fifteen minutes, I go and get a boobie ultrasound. Have you ever had a boobie ultrasound? They slather boobie gel on your boobie and then rub a machine on it. The fun part was when she did my nipple.

Before I go any farther, I have to say that every time I see the word “breast,” I giggle. Same with “Bush.” Breast! Hee hee!

So the ultrasound tech calls the doctor in and he, yes I said HE, a man doctor looking at my very hard, very wrinkly nipple, looks at my boobie. And then he points to something.

She’s holding the wand exactly over my “spot.” The spot that hurts.

And what did we see?

There’s something there! I breathed in a sigh of relief as that means I’m not making things up in my head and there is something causing the pain.

So I get a mammorgram, which my Mom refers to as “boobiegrams.”

I walk into yet another cold room and they stick my boobie in a machine. They put pasties over my nipples. They take pictures. My boobie sticks to the machine. I literally have to rip it off.

During a mammogram, they smoosh your boobie to itty bitty! It didn’t hurt and it wasn’t very uncomfortable. More like I felt as if they were turning my boobies into pancakes.

So the doctor comes in again and says the spot isn’t calcified? Doesn’t have calcium? I’m not sure. Said it might be mastitis, even though I’ve had it before.

When I had it in the past, I had the fever, chills and overall sick feeling. My boob was red. This pain, the pain I’ve had for 2+ months, does not include any of those feelings. He said he’d recommend they start me on antibiotics. I have to go back in 4 weeks and have it all done again.

If the “spot” is still there, I get…..A NEEDLE BIOPSY. A needle in my boob. A needle in a place where needles don’t belong.

He said I needed to stop BFing, I guess because of the antibiotics? I’ve taken antibiotics for mastitis before and I didn’t have to stop. Being a man who has never BFed, I don’t really believe that. I’m going to do some research as I don’t believe stopping is the right thing for me.

Anyway…so there is SOMETHING there. It might be an infection…might be something more. I think my boob just wants some attention. Needs banners on websites.

So support my boobie! Make it happy!

31 Comments

  1. Jazzy wrote,

    Sending good boobie thoughts your way.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 3:32 pm

  2. LX Robotnik wrote,

    For a second, I read BF-ing as something else, and wondered…why would you have to stop doing THAT while you’re on antibiotics? But then it dawned on me that you meant breastfeeding.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 3:32 pm

  3. LX Robotnik wrote,

    Oh, yes, and more importantly…wishing you good health. My mother is a breast cancer survivor (with a mastectomy), so I know all about the mammograms, needle biopsies, etc.

    I hope you won’t have to go through a biopsy…but if you do, you’ve given birth to Ellie. You can do this.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 3:34 pm

  4. Wendi wrote,

    Hopefully, the antibiotics will clear up whatever it is and that will be the end of it! Also sending {{{Good Boobie Vibes}}} your way!

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 3:48 pm

  5. girl wrote,

    Good luck! I wouldn’t think you needed to stop BF’ing due to antibiotics. I was on antibiotics numerous times while bf’ing my daughters.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 3:48 pm

  6. James wrote,

    Well, like Jazzy, I put the initials B.F. to something else and wondered aloud why you’d have to quit while on antibiotics (plus, I also said aloud that that SJ is quite the sexual freak!). But then the lightbulb went on in my head and, though it’s not quite as fascinating, I understand a bit more clearly now.

    Now SJ, you know I’ve always been a big fan of your breasts (insert *SJ’s giggle* here), I just want you to know that, even though I don’t visit often, your breasts (more *SJ giggle*) are still near and dear to my heart.

    In all seriousness, good luck and I know things will turn out OK because, frankly, you rock and nothing uncool will happen to you because, I just won’t let it. :-) .

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 3:58 pm

  7. lexagirl wrote,

    Jeez, after that ordeal - perhaps the hubs can be on duty while you enjoy a nice long bath - and maybe a shot of burbon…

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 4:38 pm

  8. MollieBee wrote,

    Boob Haiku
    by MollieBee

    Oh dirty pillows
    snack for some fun for us all
    blessed be boobies

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 4:52 pm

  9. Crystal wrote,

    What color should your boobie’s magnetic ribbon be? I’ll slather my car in “Support SJ’s Boobie” ribbons ASAP! As far as the breastfeeding, the only thing I can think of is the type of antibiotic they are giving you. Some are not good for children, maybe they are using an aggressive AB that could harm Ellie.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 4:53 pm

  10. Heatheranne wrote,

    Your boobie is making my boobies hurt. Make it stop. I hope all goes well and the ABs clear it up so you don’t have to go through any more tests!

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 5:11 pm

  11. shaunacat wrote,

    Thinking really great things about your boob, here in Corpus. And not in such a dirty way as it sounds. ;o)

    Now, go make the husband kiss your booboo. Heehee!

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 5:15 pm

  12. AyEnDeeAreEeAyAitch wrote,

    I wish I could hug your boob and make it all better. Hopefully you wont have to stop BFing or anything and that it is really just mastitis and nothing else.

    Bwah! I can’t believe I just wished mastitis on you.

    *Kisses your boobies*

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 5:26 pm

  13. Fish wrote,

    If I even think about “supporting” your boobie, I’ll be sleeping on the couch tonight.

    So instead I’ll offer encouragement to you. Hope all goes well SJ. Whatever comes your way, you’ll kick its ass, because you’re an ass-kicking chick.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 5:55 pm

  14. perl wrote,

    as a recent victim of mastitis, i’m really paranoid about my boobs. i was looking up all the horrible things that could happen to my poor boobs and i came upon the dreaded “galactocele” - check it out - it’s like a cyst formed by a milk clot or something, but it causes a big, painful lump. you can google it and, for fun, google image it. and it seems like you shouldn’t have to give up the boob feeds because of the antibiotics - are you dealing with an ob/gyn here or a radiologist? I support SJ’s boob(s)!!!!

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 7:16 pm

  15. Badger wrote,

    Dude, could it be a cyst? I had a mammogram that didn’t show anything, followed by a boobie ultrasound (yes, fun! that gel is fucking cold, eh?) that showed a ginormous “something” that I had to have a needle stuck into. The needle ended up drawing out lots of disgusting fluid which confirmed it was a cyst, and in fact it went away after that.

    Anyhoo, sending all good boobie thoughts your way! Definitely call LLL about the antibiotics and breastfeeding. You shouldn’t have to stop for most of them. And yo, if it’s mastitis you’ll just get worse if you stop! Stupid boy doctors.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 8:27 pm

  16. Muppet wrote,

    Here’s hoping the mystery is soon and easily solved. Your boob is such a ham!

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 9:28 pm

  17. frozenmojo wrote,

    from my sore boobie to yours - i feel your pain and pray that your boobie makes a quick recovery avoiding biopsies and such.

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 11:04 pm

  18. sarah wrote,

    i have had a needle in my cervix. 6 times! and that wasn’t tooooooo horrible. so i don’t think a boobie needle can be tooo bad, right?

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 11:06 pm

  19. Mariposa wrote,

    Telegram to SJ’s boobie:
    Be healthy. (stop)
    Be nice and full and full of pretty boobiness for SJ. (stop)
    SJ deserves healthy boobies and nothing more.(stop)
    Don’t make me make boobie banners to support the boobie of the SJ.(stop)
    ((hugs))

    Comment on 1/24/2005 @ 11:59 pm

  20. mo wrote,

    Thinking good boob thoughts for you. Hope you can keep BFing. I’ve had a few needle biopsies. Not fun but survivable. Be good

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 1:04 am

  21. Sam wrote,

    Awww. I just read this - I’ve been away. I hope you and your boobie-joo are doing ok!!!
    *hugs* Take care over there!

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 2:15 am

  22. bella / ozfemme wrote,

    He told you to stop breast feeding? Are you kidding? That just don’t make sense at all.

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 8:01 am

  23. dazed wrote,

    SO glad that I wasnt the only one that thought BFing was something else…thinking…really? You talked to your doctor about BFing? BFing is relative to your boob problems? WEIRD. But, phew…your talking about breast feeding…which totally has something to do with your boobs…

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 8:21 am

  24. Rachel wrote,

    As boobie pain is one of the worst kinds of pain, you have my sympathy and well wishes. When I had mastitis, my encouraged me to BF as often as possible and had me on Vicodin in addition to an antibiotic (btw–infant care and Vicodin–I don’t recommend it). Weird. Good luck in any case.

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 10:19 am

  25. brilly wrote,

    OK so I’ll bite. What the heck is BFing? I’m thinking of breast-feeding. My only defense is that I’m from Australia and a bit thick at times. Please help!! Tell me what else BFing is…. please. I’m begging.

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 10:55 am

  26. Maeflower wrote,

    You have my sympathy. I’m 26 and just last August had to under go the same thing. I’ve actually had a mammogram, and unlike LUCKY you, it hurt like a bitch. That’s because I’m lucky enough to have “lumpy” boobies; meaning I have small, cystic lumps of random tissue darting around my mommy bags. The mammogram was two years ago, though. The sonogram (very cold and tickly-and messy-ewww.) was the same….”You see this here?” (which part? the gray or dark gray?) “This is the bump you feel.” I then had to undergo a biopsy, where yes, they stick a very big needle in your poor boobie, and use a vacuum to suck (don’t look!) small amounts of the tissue stuff from you. Then you get a GI-normous bandage and a Vicatin! You go home and go to sleep- all done. Lucky for me (and I’m sure if you get to this step, you) my lab results came back negative. Nothing in my bobbies except for some extra lumps! I’ll keep you in my thoughts. Nothing messes up your day as much as worrying about random things invading your boobies.

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 10:23 pm

  27. Maeflower wrote,

    One more thing, I also live in Houston, and am married to a Texas Fightin’ Aggie class of 1998. :) Oooh, new slogan? “The Great White Boobie.”

    Comment on 1/25/2005 @ 10:27 pm

  28. E. M. wrote,

    The ribbon should be flesh colored, Support the Boob. Check out the book Medications and Mothers Milk and/or call your local La Leche League leader to talk about the safety of particular drugs during breastfeeding. There are very few that will indicate NEEDED to wean, antibiotics rarely. Same happened to me, when I actually told the doc to get off his arse and look it up, he came back and said “whoop, guess you can keep breastfeeding”. Love doin’ their jobs for them!

    Comment on 1/26/2005 @ 1:23 am

  29. Amanda wrote,

    poor widdle booboo!

    Comment on 1/26/2005 @ 5:34 pm

  30. Army of Mom wrote,

    I had a needle biopsy last August on a Friday the 13th. I blogged about the experience. It is bad, but it could be worse and it doesn’t last that long. If you want to know more about it, feel free to email me. And, thanks for stopping by my blog and putting some friendly words on there. Very much appreciated. Hope this turns out to be nothing and you can avoid the biopsy.

    Comment on 1/26/2005 @ 11:16 pm

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