I PREPARE FOR THE EXCISE BIOPSY AND WONDER WHY I AM DOING THAT AT A SMALL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Went for Bloodwork at the tiny community hospital on the river. I thought it was a very stupid place to do a surgical procedure but then out of laziness thought that speed was better than worrying about a biopsy. I told myself that it anything was wrong I would do major research on the doctors […]

I PREPARE FOR THE EXCISE BIOPSY AND WONDER WHY I AM DOING THAT AT A SMALL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Went for Bloodwork at the tiny community hospital on the river. I thought it was a very stupid place to do a surgical procedure but then out of laziness thought that speed was better than worrying about a biopsy. I told myself that it anything was wrong I would do major research on the doctors […]

I VISIT MY 1ST BREAST SURGEON – HE TELLS ME NOT TO WORRY AS IT IS ‘PALPABLE AND HURTS’

Dr. W explained I could have a needle biopsy right that second or do an excise biopsy in the hospital under sedation. I opted for the biopsy because I wanted it out anyway. He never explained to me that should the tumor be found to be malignant that it was better to open me up […]

I VISIT MY 1ST BREAST SURGEON – HE TELLS ME NOT TO WORRY AS IT IS ‘PALPABLE AND HURTS’.

Dr. W explained I could have a needle biopsy right that second or do an excise biopsy in the hospital under sedation. I opted for the biopsy because I wanted it out anyway. He never explained to me that should the tumor be found to be malignant that it was better to open me up […]

LESSON LEARNED ON MAMMOGRAMS

2019 Advice on Mammograms: If you have had a close relative with breast cancer, a sister, first cousin or aunt, you should be screen earlier than someone without a family history. Advocate for your mammogram and or sonogram with your gynecologist. They will have to provide your insurance company with an argument to cover the […]

MY MAMMOGRAM IS ABNORMAL AND THE RADIOLOGIST RECOMMENDS AN IMMEDIATE BIOPSY

FINALLY had Mammogram. The technician was very nice. Sonogram took FOREVER. A Brazilian technician gave me the sonogram. After about 45 minutes on my right breast I lost my temper…and asked her to hurry up as I was really worried about my left breast. She explained, in very good temper, that I had so many […]

MY MAMMOGRAM IS ABNORMAL AND THE RADIOLOGIST RECOMMENDS AN IMMEDIATE BIOPSY

FINALLY had Mammogram. The technician was very nice. Sonogram took FOREVER. A Brazilian technician gave me the sonogram. After about 45 minutes on my right breast I lost my temper…and asked her to hurry up as I was really worried about my left breast. She explained, in very good temper, that I had so many […]

I DON’T TELL MY BEST FRIEND ABOUT THE LUMP

My best friend visits from Chicago. I don’t tell her about the lump. I was a little nervous about it but given the fact that there was no history whatsoever in my family and what the midwife had said I was not worried about it. And so, begins the ruse, that all is well, with […]

I DON’T TELL MY BEST FRIEND ABOUT THE LUMP

My best friend visits from Chicago. I don’t tell her about the lump. I was a little nervous about it but given the fact that there was no history whatsoever in my family and what the midwife had said I was not worried about it. And so, begins the ruse, even with those I am […]

I FIND A LUMP IN MY LEFT BREAST IN THE SHOWER

Found lump at 6 o’clock in my left breast while showering. It was big and protruding a little bit. Once I found it, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t found it earlier. Immediately went to see my midwife. She examined me and then assured me that it was almost certainly benign as it was palpable and […]