Thursday, April 02, 2009

Update

Doctor says that the ever-expanding and leaking rack of doom has no sign or increased risk of cancer. Problem probably hormonal in nature and will consult a GYN on progesterone-lowering drugs.

Disappointingly, a reduction will not solve the problem and is not indicated at this time since "they might just keep growing." We need to fix the underlying tissue issue and then, when resolved, can reduce.

I really really really wanted a reduction to be the solution. Two birds, one stone would have been wonderful. Sigh.

5 comments:

kathy a. said...

liz, sorry for the disappointing news. at least you've got a better idea what's going on -- but i can almost hear your jaw hitting the floor with the news that "they might just keep growing." yeesh.

esperanza said...

Well, I'm glad you got no-cancer news. But sorry for the deferring of the dream. Hormones are a pain in the butt. Er, boob. Or, both.

jo(e) said...

No sign of cancer -- that's great news.

I got mastitis six years after I stopped breastfeeding. I think my hormones got triggered when I spent time with a friend's baby -- I started lactating and then got infected because I didn't have a baby to nurse. The human body does some weird stuff.

Mummy/Crit said...

Good luck with the glands there Liz, 6 years of leaking is pretty wild. Your body wanted you to be a wet nurse perhaps, or donate to a milk bank. Though it won't stop the problem, just give it a purpose.

Eva said...

On the whole that sounds good, though. :) If inconvenient.