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Monday, February 9, 2009

Probably more information than you ever wanted to know

So they called today to cancel my biopsy...kind of. After further review, they decided the sonogram guided approach is not the way to go, and they need to do a different one. Here's the description (again, men might want to skip this part):

When a growth is too small or deep to palpate (feel), the doctor must locate it with one of several imaging techniques. First, the patient lies face down on a table with the breasts suspended through an opening. ( TELL me this doesn't just make you LAUGH at the visual :-)! With stereotactic mammography, mammograms of the suspicious breast site are taken from different angles to form a virtual three-dimensional (stereotactic) image that precisely pinpoints the location of the suspicious area. The computer then uses a motor to guide a small hollow needle to the site to remove the samples. The withdrawn samples are then analyzed for the presence of cancer.

So when will it be? Who knows. It's done at a different facility and they have to get the films from the first facility before they can schedule the biopsy.

The good news is I should have a pain free Valentine's Day because of this! The bad news? Aunt Flo will be arriving for a visit soon, and with my luck they will coincide. Ouch!


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4 comments:

Melissa said...

This post cracked me up - that visual of the boobies through the table thing - Hahahahahahahahaha! I truely can't think of anything to say that is not rude. I pray that this goes well for you - something I'm sure you are not looking forward to.

Tiffany said...

The visual is just too much!

Smith Schoolhouse said...

thanks for the visual and I hope all goes well for you at your appointment. keep us posted.

cdgantz said...

I actually laughed out loud at this post! Daniel, who is up complaining that his finger hurts, asked me what I was laughing at.

I hope and pray all goes well. When the time comes for you to "hang," know that there are a bunch of us praying for you!