Friday, March 23, 2012
Kevin went with me to University of Chicago for my first tests.
The mammogram tech said there is nothing on the mammogram, then I told her “come feel it” and we laughed. Oh and she loved my purse! The second stranger to touch my “girls” (as she called them) this week. She contacted Dr. Sennet, a radiologists to do an ultrasound of the breast, so on I moved to another room for another test.
At first Dr. Sennet could not see anything either, then she found the spot and began focusing the imaging on that area. It became tender quickly, but at least they could see “it”.
Dr. Sennet told me that there is only one type of cancer that presents itself this way and that it was probably a fibroid, but I should see a breast surgeon for a fine needle aspiration. That doesn’t sound so bad does it? It’s fine needle right?
The first breast surgeon appointment available was not until April 10th, and so the wait begins.
Called my daughter, Jaclyn in Arizona and told her the news. She will come home over Easter to be with me and wants to learn what to feel for when doing a breast exam. She became the fourth to touch my breast. So funny. I feel like I did when I was pregnant and everyone wanted to touch your tummy. Thank goodness its high enough on my breast to be more of a clinical exam than anything else 🙂
Grace Embraced: In the kind, caring staff I came in contact with.