Monday, September 22, 2014

Life Lately~


I was a bit hesitant at first to share this information, but I know so many others are currently in my shoes or may be in the future.

I went in for my routine mammogram a couple weeks ago.  6 days later, I received a message on my answering machine requesting that I call back the imaging center where my mammogram was performed.

I did so, only to hear that this years scans detected a change from last years and they would like to repeat them and potentially do further testing.

I was fortunate enough to get in the very next day.

The scans were repeated, and then I was told they would like to take a look via ultrasound.  Both the technician and the radiologist did not see anything definitive on the screen...just dense tissue.

I was asked to follow up  in 6 months, something quite routine after a call back.

I had a lunch date with two dear friends and was relieved to have the testing behind me.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I arrived home and my hubby tells me someone from the office had called and hands me a piece of paper with a name and phone number on it.

It was my nurses name...

Apparently, AFTER I left the radiologist was still unsettled by the tests and consulted a colleague.  She suggested that they bring me back for a 3D mammogram.

That test was today.  What they saw on the inital scans showed up again on the 3D scans.  They ordered yet another ultrasound.  After about an hour, the radiologist came in and said that spot was not detected on the ultrasound clearly.

She ordered a core biopsy. This would ensure what they were looking at.

The test is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

I would appreciate any and all prayers on my behalf.  I feel at peace knowing that God has gone before me, and is in full control.

I also want to strongly encourage all women above age 35 to have their annual mammograms done, and if the 3D test is offered accept it (much better visual).

I will blog as I can, and will be sure to post once the results are back.


19 comments:

Magnolia Lane said...

OH goodness, sending prayers your way!

NanaDiana said...

Well, you know that I am praying for you, Lauren. Got your back on this one! I am praying that it is nothing more than just dense breast tissue. Try not to worry (easier said than done). Love to you- Diana

Jennifer said...

Oh sweet friend…I'll keep you in my prayers.

hugs,
jennifer

lindley said...

Most definitely praying for you! Love your verse. Have you heard the praise and worship song, Psalm 62? Thinking you have, but if not, look it up on iTunes. Oooohhhh, so love it! Keep us updated!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I have had a core biopsy and everything came back fine. Cautious testing is a smart thing. Prayers for a good result!

Anne said...

Thinking of you Lauren....stay strong!
~Anne

Brandi said...

Lauren, I am praying for you and I am very hopeful that the radiologist is just taking every precaution. I'll be thinking of you Wednesday as you go in for your visit. Sending you a warm hug.

Nancy said...

praying for you. I went through a similar thing two years ago and it was definitely very nerve wracking. I wish I had words that would comfort you and help you not worry. just hold onto your faith and your husband and know that there are people praying for you. {{{{hugs}}}}

Laura said...

Hi Lauren! Sending prayers your way! Keep us posted.

Allison said...

Thinking of you Lauren and saying prayers for positive results! I know that the waiting is hard. I am so glad that the Dr. Is doing the extra test. Best to be cautious and be sure. Good thoughts for tomorrow!!

Chic Coastal Living said...

I'm praying for you my sweet friend! Love that scripture! The Lord is with you!

Beaufort Belle said...

Girlfriend, you got this!

Melissa Fitch said...

Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Sending good thoughts your way!!

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

You've been in my prayers all day Lauren. Please keep us posted! Hugs!

Dixie Delights said...

Lauren - I've been catching up and just read about this. I am so thankful you have a radiologist that took the time to really think it over. I will be praying for you in the coming days and hope you get good results soon. xo

Stacey said...

Lauren, I'm behind reading all of this so it's Wednesday night. Prayers for you for sure. I've been through this process before too minus the core biopsy. It is very scary!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You're in my thoughts sweet Lauren.

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

Lauren, i am definitely praying for you. I totally missed this post. Its awesome that you share and i am sure everything will be okay. Keep your strength and reliance in God as you do anyway. Hugs from me!

Gypsy Heart said...

I will certainly hold you in prayer! I'm sorry I just saw this...internet issues again. :(

You are so right...God always goes before you and He has this!

I had a similar experience years ago and I understand your concern.

xo
Pat