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gma
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   Posted 3/31/2005 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm this is something I didn't expect.  Remember the mammogram I had on Monday and saw the pictures and thought they looked good?  NOT! I got the dreaded letter today to come back.  Made an appointment for next Monday morning.  I called Jo-Ann and she reminded me of her friend who always says, "Don't worry until you know you have something to worry about!"  LOL  What goes around comes around.  I am not really worried because it wouldn't help a thing to worry.  I just have all these little nagging questions in the back of my mind.  I had the reconstruction before so I wouldn't be lopsided, so if I need another mastectomy what do I do?  Wonder if I will finally "get" to experience chemo after all these years of feeling I got off lucky.  So if you all can bring the PCE to TX Monday I would like to have you by my side. At least I can offer decent weather. Hugs, MK


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   Posted 3/31/2005 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
MK: ((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) I am so sorry to hear that you got bad news. But, if it was something that they were really, really worried about, wouldn't they have called you to come in immediately? I agree with Jo-Ann, don't worry until you have something to worry about. Hey, we are all here with you. Whatever it is you need, we'll make sure you get. Plan on me being on board Mon and being there.
 
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   Posted 3/31/2005 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
MK,
I am sorry to hear you have to have further images taken but don't put the cart before the horse here.  I know I've heard that same wise woman that Jo Ann knows say "..not to worry until there is something to worry about" so please take our friend's advice.  She is very smart!
 
I agree with Deb that if it were really something suspicious they would have called you in.  Maybe they forgot they were dealing with a reconstructed breast!  I've heard of them making stupider (is that a word?) mistakes than that.  Let's hope for stupidity to be the culprit here! 
 
I'll be there with you Monday, our weather is taking a turn for cold again so I'm coming to see you and get some sun!  Want to go shopping after you're done?
 
Hugs and love,
 
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   Posted 3/31/2005 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
MK, I am ready for a trip to Texas around now, as our temps go UP to the 40's on Saturday.... but really, it may be nothing more than a blurred image if you breathed when they told you not to. At U of M, we sit in a waiting room until the doc is satisfied, and usually do have to go back in for cleaner shots. And as someone once said, don't worry until you have something to worry about...

We'll be with you on Monday, MK....
Lori


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   Posted 3/31/2005 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
You know that we will be there for you, MK. Be glad they are being extra cautious and want more pictures. Don't worry until you..... Well, you know the rest. Hugs and love, Lauri
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   Posted 3/31/2005 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Mary K. Don't you love the waiting until you can have more images taken! Those little nagging questions will always be there for us; that's part of our "new normal."

We'll get Joyce to fire up the PCE for Monday. That may be the only way I'll ever see Texas!

Sending loving hugs,
Becky


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   Posted 3/31/2005 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh MK, I'd listen to the wise words of Jo-Ann's friend... don't worry until you...  You can bet we'll be on the PCE with all our pink feathers floating around.  Hoping it's as Lori said only a blurred image and they just want a cleaner shot.  Hugs, Libby


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Frayda
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   Posted 3/31/2005 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
MK, hope this is just another porkchop bone! You can bet I'll be tagging along with the rest on that PCE heading your way! Hugs, Frayda

gma
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   Posted 3/31/2005 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all. I knew I could count on you to lift my spirits. The tech and I looked at the films and even compared them with last year, but I was looking for calcification clusters. I didn't see any at all. So this must be a shadowy thing, and it is possible I did not hold my breath real well on the first shot. Oh well, Monday is not far off. And actually, the letter was pretty fast getting here. I just had mammo on Monday and this is Thursday. Eight years ago they called and called for over a week before finally sending a letter. They were calling my home when I was at work and we did not have caller ID or answering machine so I never knew they were calling. LOL. Really I am NOT worrying, just thinking out loud. Love you all, MK


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   Posted 3/31/2005 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   

MK: Someone said that maybe they forgot that they were working with a reconstructed breast. I had to laugh. A friend of mine that had a double mastectomy 3 yo called today and said that she got a reminder letter telling her it was time for her yearly mammo. Since she had gotten one of these letters for the past 3 yrs and called and told them the circumstances, she said that she was tired of being nice. She called them today and said, "Honey, you just go right ahead and schedule that mammo. And, as soon as you find what they did with my boobs after the surgeon cut them off, you just x-ray away." And hung the phone up! Needless to say, the gal was shocked. Looked at my friend's records and called her and apologized!

Deb


 


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   Posted 3/31/2005 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey MK,

What is happening this week with mammogram's.  I had mine on Tuesday, stayed around and they did more shots, etc.  Then went on to the oncologist and he said everything feels normal.  Well yesterday I get a message from the onc nurse saying they need me back for more tests.  I called today to see what kind of tests and she said more pictures as they saw something.  When I told her they did take more pictures after they "saw something", she said they are still not satisfied and want me back.  Then today the Doc himself calls my home and leaves a message and calle me at work and says we need you back down here as soon as possible.  Now I am worried.

Hang in there, yours will turn out ok and so will mine.  What they are seeing on mine is on the same side as I had surgery and that I WILL be having removed and reconstructed as soon as we get our grandbaby and I can get it scheduled.  I told the Doc today, I can not have anything done before the baby comes. LOL

Kitty

 


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   Posted 4/1/2005 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Mk,

Please try not to worry...I know that is easy to say...I will be with you on Monday urging the tech to get a good clean shot this time.

Kitty, same with you....Will be with you also.

Love and hugs Ladies

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   Posted 4/1/2005 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
{{MK}} Oh dear...but you really need to listen to JoAnn's good friend and heed her advice. I just hope it's that you moved when you shouldn't have. I will be there, boa and all. Tell them to get a big room, there is a bunch of us headed to TX.

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gma
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   Posted 4/1/2005 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
OH Gees Kitty!!! Guess we will go through this together, whatever it is we have to go through. Well, I can say that although I hate to share this kind of thing, I couldn't share with anyone any nicer. And you have a baby coming, too? Our great grand baby was born early and has some problems. The past couple of weeks have been kind of rough, but at least the wedding went beautifully, thank heavens. My grand daughter has been Mrs. Fox for a whole week now. I will keep you in my prayers, Kitty, that your news is not bad.

And Debbi it was not the reconstructed breast, it was the other one. I had a benign lump removed from this breast back in 1967 and nothing since. The color of the skin has changed some and the doctor even asked me about it during my physical, so I am wondering what that might have to do with seeing something on the films???? Oh well, time will tell.

My very best friend from Ohio is coming on the 7th for two weeks. Plans were made several months ago...... if I have to have surgery again, maybe there is a reason she is going to be here? Now that sounds like I am really worrying, I am not, but I am thinking it will be nice if she is here to laugh and joke with me.

Hugs to you all, MK


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   Posted 4/1/2005 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Yikes, MK, I will definitely be there with you. Just remember what you always tell all of us. Hopefully, this will turn out a-okay. Don't be thinking about chemotherapy just yet, thank you. We'll cross that bridge IF we come to it.

Kitty, hoping you're getting back to your dr. ASAP. Here you are, waiting for your new grandchild and this stressing thing happens. I can only say "in the midst of life.....".


Sending you both special prayers and giant ((((HUGS)))). Love, Luci
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   Posted 4/1/2005 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Mk: In another post you said...

" I have been bargaining with God so much the past few years, I am thinking He might be calling in the chits. And that is ok with me if it saves just one of our young sisters from having to go through so much."

I know that each one of us has done this, at one time or another, since our diagnosis. It's human and, contrary to what we think of ourselves, we are not superwomen. I haven't been a member here very long nor have I had the privilege of meeting you, but I can tell from reading your posts and all of the posts sent to you, that you are a remarkable, compassionate woman. I don't believe that God will want you to take on more so that someone else won't have to. He is there to help you thru this as are the rest of us. We just don't have the power that he has. :)

Remember what you tell all of us....stay busy, laugh lots, and try not to worry until there is something to worry about.

Hugs..Deb

 
 
 


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   Posted 4/1/2005 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
{{{{{{{{MK}}}}}}}} and {{{{{{{{KITTY}}}}}}}}

Well, I sure wasn't expecting this. I've had my mind on our get-together and the newness of spring. I will be working extra-hard on those prayers for both of you. It's probably nothing, but I'm not willing to take chances with any of my breast friends.

Love and huge healing hugs,
Rita


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   Posted 4/1/2005 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((MK))))))))))
I'll be there for you, MK, just like you've been for me.  Here's hoping for a pork chop bone!!!
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   Posted 4/1/2005 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  Oh (((((MK))))) why is it this fear never leaves us permanently? I really do think you will be fine, but I am still sending out positive thoughts and prayers for you dear friend. Let the "pork chop chant" begin!! L&H, Gail
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   Posted 4/1/2005 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((MK)))))))))) a bunch of extra good luck hugs from London....I'm sure its impossible not to wonder, even if you're doing a great job of not actually worrying: so I hope the time flies past and you get that reassurance very soon.  I don't get to visit often, so forgive me for being late in the congrats on your little new grandbaby....a special little person coming into a very special family, by the sound of it! 
 
I'll be thinking of you next week (from Paris, in fact, as we're visiting family - how's that for international good wishes?!) and keeping everything crossed for instant good news. 
 
love, Claire xxx

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   Posted 4/1/2005 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there MK
just adding my best wishes & lots of hugs for a good result - I know it's scary to have more tests - but please be glad your docs are being thorough.

BTW did you know your DH got a HUGE fish in Taupo when the PCE dropped by to see me? Rainbow trout- Yum! Where were you? doing the shops?

I'll update folks on my news later. suffice it to say its all a long drawn out process this medical retirement thing.
So I'll be there on PCE your Mon our Tues LOL
Cheers from down under
Kath

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   Posted 4/1/2005 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
WEll what a great surprise to hear from Claire and Kath from across the waters..................thanks so much for your special messages. I am glad to see you are checking in with us Claire. And Kath I went on medical retirement or disability five and a half years ago. I had disabilty insurance through work and it just ended. What a blessing it was, five years of 65% of my pay check. Going to miss that extra money but I am so thankful I had it for so long.

And yes, Claire we have a special baby who is cute as she can be and loved by everyone. She will want for nothing, for sure. I can't wait to see her and hold her.

Hugs MK


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   Posted 4/2/2005 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
MK: I always have to have a diagnostic mammo on my normal breast. I have calcifications that they always want to diagnose right away. I am praying that is all it is, that they just want to take more pictures and have the radiologest read it right away. Praying for porkchops bones and I just booked the PCE, so see you Monday with my favorite cheek smoochies. (Pleasssse)

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   Posted 4/2/2005 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
MK, I'm there for you. Hoping it is nothing.

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   Posted 4/2/2005 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Mk, I will be with you as well. I'm sorry that you have to worry about this. I agree about the letter. If they were worried, that would be an awfully funny way of contacting you. One time, I was called back because the machine was making stripes.. At Barnes, several times they gave my sonagrams before I left the building because it was hard to tell if it was a shadow, which it was. They did that for two years before they decided it was a shadow. It sounds like they are being careful. Love and Hugs, Di
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