|" The Mammotome"|
Device on left is what goes into breast
for vacuum assisted core needle biopsy.
The vacuum assisted core needle biopsy went well. Daughter, Michele, went with me. She and I were alone in the diagnostic room being nosey and taking pics of their fancy Mammotome machine with our Evo's - ha! They numbed the breast before they inserted the device - which they moved around to take tissue samples from several places. My mass is irregular and large. The doctor said the results should be in either Friday morning or Monday morning. They know the agony of waiting, so they made me appointments for both days to come in and have the doctor go over the results and discuss surgery options - for whichever day the results come in first. Doctor said an ice bag and Advil should provide comfort after the deadening is gone.
Meanwhile, I've put out an all-call for help to my friends to research the best breast cancer surgeon I can find in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A second opinion is always a must and I want to find a highly recommended breast cancer surgeon and oncologist. This is going to keep me busy the next few days and weeks.
Well, I came home and started READING! I bought the book "DR. SUSAN LOVE'S BREAST BOOK" because it was highly recommended by a couple of mastectomy survivors. That book is 4" thick and I cannot wait to thumb through the chapters. I am also reading "Hoda - How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee" - I am enjoying this book very much. She has a great philosophy on Cancer and other things. I also got a couple of breast cancer books from the library I'll give reviews on when I finish them. Also ordered from Amazon Michael Barry's "A Reason For Hope" - another recommended book for those facing cancer.
Well, I'm sitting in my cheetah print recliner in front of my picture window, looking at my garden patio, and drinking green tea as I read. Later, good folks.....
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Hoda'ism: "Life is funny, isn't it? On one day everything is perfectly normal. Then the next day comes and it all turns upside down." - Hoda Kotb