Monday, September 22, 2014
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.