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Friday, February 6, 2009

Not-so-routine

SO this is one of those posts you men might want to skip :-). Consider yourself warned.

Last Thursday, I went with a group of ladies to a "Midnight Mammograms and Manicures" party. A radiology center about 45 minutes away has these parties to get women to have this essential test done. You get a group of 6-15 women together, all with insurance AND orders from their Dr. for a mammogram. Then you go to this party at the radiology center. They play music and have snack food and gourmet cupcakes and a manicurist, and it is a fun way to get your "hooter crunch" (as my girlfriend used to call it).

Well, Monday I got a call from my GYN's office saying that the radiologist report indicated that they'd like to have me come back in so they could take some magnified views. They saw some calcifications on both sides, but more on one than the other, and they wanted to check it out more. They made me an appointment for Wednesday morning.

Wednesday morning I went in for the new mammogram. The tech let me see all the images, and explained everything to me, which was great. Then after, she brought me back to speak to the radiologist personally. Yeah, that's sort of a red flag, huh? Anyway, turns out that having calcifications can be normal. But they like to see them scattered throughout your breast tissue and not "having church" in any one location. Apparently,to continue the church metaphor, mine are gathering in the fellowship hall-not as packed in as church once it starts, but with a few clusters of calcifications in a specific area. The radiologist said he thought I should see a breast specialist and have a biopsy, but he'd send the report to my Dr. There is a 90% chance it's nothing-or at least it's benign. But it was the 10% chance that he didn't want to neglect.

Today, I got a call that they have scheduled my biopsy for next Wednesday. But then while I was gone this afternoon, I got calls from both my GYN and the radiology place, so I am wondering if there is an insurance issue. Of course, by the time I got the messages they were both closed, so we will see on Monday.

I am NOT worried. I want to be clear about that. I know Whose I am, and He holds my future. I'm totally at peace with whatever that future is. But, financially, our deductible started over again in Jan. It's $3000. Yeah. I'll be paying for all this out-of-pocket. And we just had to buy a new car (I'll blog about that later). So as always, that is the area where I have to just trust in God's provision for us. He's always provided for us in the past, so I don't know why finances are still the one area I wrestle with His sovereignty about, but I know I do and I must surrender to Him daily about it.

I'll keep you updated so you can pray if you don't mind. I'm not worried about the results of the biopsy, but I'm not looking forward to the procedure either :-).
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5 comments:

Lisa said...

"hooter crunch"...love THAT...
I will definitely be praying, but I'm not worried either. :)

Randi Sue said...

I am praying.

crispy said...

Sorry to hear, and I appreciate your calm sense of peace. Let us know how it turns out.

Smith Schoolhouse said...

will pray.

Lady G~ said...

praying...