I had my appointment. It was not at all what I was expecting, but then it was a lot more than that. Of course, in my mind it was going to be all painful and I was going to be tearing up and trying not to show what a wus I am. The worst of the whole biopsy was actually in my head and maybe what will be in a few hours..after the Lidocaine wears off. (I'm feeling it a little now)
The three people who were assigned to me, doctor, radiology technician and the technician's assistant were wonderful people. I had to lay on my stomach with left arm up over my head and right arm at my side. (Which made me think of those chalk figures you see on dectective shows) This proved to be the most uncomfortable position ever. I found my hand falling asleep and the assistant noticed me wiggling my fingers, so she put one of those squishy balls in my hand to give it something to do, I thought that was great!
The doctor told me about pinches and pin pricks and pulling and some pressure, I felt none of that. Can you say grateful?
The biggest worry to them right now is excessive bleeding, so I have their permission to do NOTHING for the next day or two. This only bothers me, cause I also cannot take a shower for two days...yuck, sponge bath city, which really never did anything for me. I guess it's better than nothing.
I think I am going to use it as an excuse and call into work tomorrow to take Wednesday off and RELAX. I just don't want to go in without a shower.
One of the doctors involved will call me in three to five days to let me know what they found out. The doctor in the city told me 90% of the women he biopsies don't have anything but calcifications. I'm thinking that is the way I'll be going. Nothing big!
I'm just glad this day is over with.
Oh! My OD started feeling bad that no one could go with me. They all had to work. She called in a favor at work and had someone work her mid day shift so she could take me. She and I went to Mel's Drive-In (circa 1950's) on the way home. Late lunch cost me $40!!!!! For two burgers, one shared order of curly fries and two malteds. E-Gads! Oh well, it really was kind of worth it.
More when I get news!
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