Surgical Biopsy Scheduled

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REDSAM
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   Posted 11/22/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Thanksgiving all.  I am thankful for you, and all the help and support you have given me in this difficult time.  I had my appointment with my surgeon yesterday and all went well.  He proved to me once again what a wonderful doctor he is.  He has the BEST bedside manor of any doctor I have ever met.   I could hear him go over the reports and films from my mammograms and ultrasounds before he came in.  Then we discussed them, and he said that they were not conclusive, and actually they can miss 10% of cancererous things.  So we proceeded to discuss what was occuring, and my family history, then he went to the physical exam.  When he got to the left breast he was feeling around and then said is this the area?  I said "No"... He said are your sure?  I tilted my head up, and to my surprise it WAS the area!!!  I laughed and said "OOOps, my bad, yes that's it".  tongue   I honestly thought he was palpating the lymph nodes, with floopy breasts as mine there would be slippage.  He lauged.  He then told me he would treat this one of two ways... 1. Wire guided needle aspiration, or 2. He could just remove it completely.  Then before I could even answer, he added, "With your age, family history, and I can tell how anxious you are, I would prefer to just remove it completely.  tongue I didn't even have to ask.  He just knew.  He said that often times women in my position, and even husbands, if he does option one, they are back within 2 months asking for it just to be removed... because as he put it "She/I just keep poking and poking at it".. ROF****!  I asked him if he had secretly been watching me over the last month... He lauged, and added, "As you can tell, I've been doing this awhile".  So he scheduled me immediately for TUESDAY NOV 27th.  I am relieved.  He said he feels it will be benign, but he is more comfortable with the surgical approach because if it is suspicous, he can do more while I am there, then having me come back.  You know I have to say, that even my gyne has proved again why I love her.  She is on vacation this week, but had her staff call me personally on Wednesday to find out what happend...  I am in good hands with both.  I am glad this is a busy long weekend as I won't have to think to much about it.  And obviously I will be busy Monday at work to account for the couple of days off I will have next week. 
 
I'm sorry for the long post... I just wanted to keep you updated.  I will be around for sure.  Thank you all for your help, concern, and prayers.
Sue-Hypothyroid, Abdominal Adhesion Pain, No female parts, no gallbladder. Put a fork in me please!


gma
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   Posted 11/23/2007 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you have a great team on your side and one to be thankful for!!!! It is great you are having it done so quickly, too, because the waiting is always one of the worse parts of dealing with the possibility of breast cancer.Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend. Everything I have heard this morning about the early shoppers sounds like they are in full force around here. I wanted an early bird special at Walmart and learned when I read the ad I could get it online. So that is what I did. Later my husband drove to Walmart to get a newspaper and he said the parking lot was full and the store looked like a zoo. I took the easy route. Hope you did, too and have a happy Friday after shopping day. Hugs MK


Jazzy1
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   Posted 11/24/2007 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Sue,  I hope everything goes well on Tuesday. I am wishing you the best and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jen  :-)


REDSAM
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   Posted 11/26/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Tomorrow is the day.  The weekend was busy, so I did not have to do much thinking, but now....work is slow, so I am thinking!  I am getting those pre surgery worries.  I really haven't had much of an appetite today either.  All normal.  I got my cotton bra's today.  So I guess I am ready. 
Sue-Hypothyroid, Abdominal Adhesion Pain, No female parts, no gallbladder. Put a fork in me please!


REDSAM
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   Posted 11/27/2007 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Had the biopsy today. And I am thinking it went well... The surgeon removed what he believes to be a fatty cyst. He believes it will come out benign in pathology. I am sore, but resting well. I am having a hard time now getting comfortable enough to fall asleep. The local is wwearing off, and I am icing and taking my pain meds. I am hoping to get some rest soon. But I wanted to thank everyone for every thing. You all gave me strength during this difficult time. Big big Hugs... Sue
Sue-Hypothyroid, Abdominal Adhesion Pain, No female parts, no gallbladder. Put a fork in me please!


postal2
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   Posted 11/28/2007 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I am happy to hear all went well. It will sure be wonderful if the dr is right and it is a fatty cyst!!! I hope you are able to get some rest. Please let us know when you have the results!
Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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