Well, as all of you know this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I had a mammogram in February that came back questionable so they repeated it a month later. Then, they sent me for an MRI, then an ultrasound, then to a breast specialist who sent me for another Ultrasound, and a repeat Mammo 4 months later. Sound fun? Oh yeah! Definitely!
Today, I went for a Breast Biopsy-not exactly the most fun I've had but I'll survive. They decided it was better to stop telling me that they "THINK" it is benign but not really know for sure. Rather than take any chances it's best to do the biopsy. So, we headed for the hospital this morning at 6-my nerves were pretty shot already. While I was sitting waiting back in pre-op there was yelling coming from one of the other "cubicles". This man was screaming something in spanish that I didn't understand (probably a swear word) OVER and OVER for 30 minutes. I got more and more anxious listening to this guy. Turns out he had brain damage and he couldn't really help himself. Needless to say, when I was able to get somewhere quiet I felt a little better BUT I was still pretty anxious.I was brave, went through the whole biopsy, got another mammogram, got wrapped up so tight I couldn't breathe when the DR. came back in and said that they didn't get the right spot and we had to do it all over again! I could have cried!!!!! Now, I was going to have 2 holes in my boob! Lovely!
Have any of you ever had a breast biopsy done? It was crazy to see the tissue that they suck out of you with their nifty little vaccuum. It looked like spaghetti! It sounded like a sewing machine as it was drilling through my breast tissue. Oh so fun! It's over now- I survived and it really wasn't all that bad- except for my nerves! Now, I just get to wait....again! Next week I will report and let you know how things turned out. Let's all pray I'm cancer free! If you are putting off your mammo---what are you waiting for? Get your behind in gear and get it scheduled. Do those monthly self exams!
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