Monday, December 31, 2012
So the saga still continues with my breast cyst. I have to say this pregnancy is flying by because all my attention has been on my son and my breast. I went in and they cleaned it out and put a wick in it so it drains. I have to change it every morning. I saw another doctor on Friday because I couldn't take the wick out to change it. They told me to come in to the breast center. The doctor that was there said she wouldn't remove it until after I was done with the pregnancy and breastfeeding. I think that is what I am going to do. When I told my OB that my doctor wanted to remove it and put me under to do so he was like UMM lets take one step at a time. I could tell he was not happy with that.
So I am just taking one day at a time with it. Hopefully it heals quick and closes and I can concentrate on the pregnancy.
My son is an absolute doll with me being pregnant. Every night we sit in the glider and sing songs after we read. He has to see my belly and kisses and hugs it. The other night he asked if he could hold the baby. "Luca hold the baby?". 15 more weeks to go! I can't believe I will be a mom of two kids! I cant wait!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
We are preparing for the Christmas. Luca is so fun this year. He is really into Rudolph, Frosty, Caillou Christmas and Christmas lights. Every day I just feel more blessed that he is in our lives. He amazes me everyday with what he says and just what he does.
I feel blessed this Christmas and soon another blessing will be in our lives too. 17 more weeks!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
I am still dealing with this breast abscess. I actually got referred to go to the breast center. I spent Thursday there all day. Its an infected sebaceous cyst that is there. I am on more antibiotics and have to go back next week. My main concern is breastfeeding when the baby comes. I really want this all taking care of before then. They said they have to remove it but they wont until the infection is gone. From what I heard they do it surgically. Not sure how that is possible with me being pregnant. What is a sebaceous cyst?
Sebaceous Cysts of the breast
Sebaceous cyst are caused by a blockage of the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands secrete 'sebum', which lubricates the hair and skin. There are sebaceous glands in many areas of the body, but they are most abundant on the face and scalp. A sebaceous breast cyst is a type of epidermal cyst, which forms as a collection of keratin-like material. Normally, a sebaceous breast cysts will have a small opening to the skin, but which may not be easily visible. Sebaceous cysts are most common on the face, back of the ears, and back, but also occur on the breast. Sebaceous breast cysts often appear as small bumps or lumps just beneath the skin. You can think of them as small, closed 'sacs', that contain keratin, which is a foul smelling 'pasty' buildup of protein.
Mammography and ultrasound show a round, well-circumscribed shape
On a mammogram a sebaceous breast cyst will likely appear as a well-circumscribed, round lesion close to the skin's surface. Usually a suspected breast cyst will be followed-up with ultrasound as this is one of the best ways to distinguish a liquid lesion from solid. (cysts are fluid-filled, cancers are solid). On ultrasound a sebaceous breast cyst appears as a small and hypoechoic round or oval shape, close to the surface of the skin. It is usually dark because it is fluid-filled allowing through-transmission of the ultrasound waves, and will show no evidence of vascular flow.
Treatment of breast sebaceous cysts
Sebaceous breast cysts do not have to removed unless they are undesirable cosmetically, or, if they are infected. When a sebaceous breast cyst is infected it will look swollen and red, and be quite painful. Sebaceous cysts are usually first treated with antibiotics to bring the inflammation down, and then surgically excised. When removed surgically, it is important to remove all of the cyst wall, or there is a high likelihood of recurrence. And of course, sebaceous cysts on the breast have nothing to do with breast cancer and do not increase the risk of breast cancer in any way.