January 8, 2001 - More Mammograms, Just to be Sure
Today is my son's 22nd birthday - hard to believe that the time has gone so fast! Happy Birthday, James!
God is good. The biopsy went well and the surgeon says he is reasonably certain the tissue is benign - we'll know for sure on Wednesday. Thank you for all the prayers and positive thoughts AND the email telling me you were praying!
Got to the Ambulatory Care Center at 9am and waited for about 1/2 hour before being summoned to the ultrasound room. There awaited the first good news of the day - the room was warm!! The radiologist scanned the area and found :-( the "small something." At that point, some numbing solution was injected and then the needle with the wire inside that the surgeon would use as a guide. This was the most uncomfortable part of the entire procedure! Then I waited a bit more, had two mammograms taken to give the surgeon a picture as well as a wire to follow.
Now that I had a wire hanging out of my right breast, they decided I needed a wheelchair to take me downstairs to the surgical area - so wrapped in a big, white sheet, off I was trundled. Roy followed along (great to have him "three steps behind" for a change - just kidding!). I was taken to a temporary holding area where I was given the ubiquitous hospital gown and told to "strip." Actually, they let me keep my socks on which was great as this room was NOT warm! Blood-pressure, temperature, I-V started and I was whisked off to the operating room. The whole thing was over quickly and I was home by 1:30.
Just fixed myself a grilled swiss cheese sandwich, am writing this to all of you with my gratitude and thanks, and then am off to bed to snooze the afternoon away.
Blessings and hugs!
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