I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ
Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
I had mine done in Nov, a little later than I had planned, but I waited till I switched my PCP. I usually get deathly ill, to the point of almost passing out. That vision always haunts me. They had a new set up w/ the digital, it was actualy better than I thought it would be. It still isn't my idea of fun day out, but I did it. My DM had breast cancer AND has survived for over 10 yrs. now. She never wanted to go for the mammo, finally the pain sent her! She was so lucky, and so were we! I took her for her chemo and radiation treatments, I was afraid I would lose her then, it was tough. BUT, so is she!
I hope someone finds a better way to test, it will have to be a woman that comes up w/ it. Men don't seem to design things w/ real women in mind. Just think about all the tiny stalls in the ladies' rooms. The lay out of the stall, can't close the doors, w/o slamming into a wall. AND only 2/3 stalls to a bathroom, and the line out the door. Many women w/ children. Man, I'm working myself into a tizzy.
Anyway, what I wanted to say b/f I went off on a tangent, Even tho it hurts, pls take the time to test, it could save your life and save your family from heartbreak.
God bless. Alice.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Wowoh wow. Good for you Chutz for writing the letter. That woman sounds just awful. You are right - she probably is responsible for women not going for mammograms. Some women may never go back after having her! The woman I had was ok except for her making me practically stand on one foot and hang my other leg out the window . . . Sherrine, why don't they get you a stool? Are they dimwits or what? What I don't get is why they keep making me go back every six months. If they can't decide if I have a tumor or not, seems like it would be more cost effective to do a biopsy and get it over with.
Excellent, Chutz! That is just the way to handle it. I try not to be a PITA, but I have had to resort to writing letters, too. I have written when someone has been stupid, careless, etc. and I have written when someone has been kind and helpful. I go up to the courtesy desk at businesses to mention when someone has been especially nice. When I have written letters, I have also gotten responses, letters and phone calls. And the response has always been favorable to my point of view.
I'm glad to hear the woman had to go for retraining. I don't think she would want to be on the receiving end of her 'treatment'. She probably never gave a thought to the amount of women that refused to come back the following yrs for her 'treatment'. She got paid, that's all that was important. Just a bit of sensitivity makes a world of diffeence, in all walks of life.