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   Posted 10/14/2004 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok.....had the mammo. They said they did see some calcifications. They want to do an ultra sound and an ultrasound biopsy tomorrow. He didn't say microcalcifications, which kind of sucks b/c from what I have read that is better than just calcifications. This just totally sucks. It's very small and if it is anything we nabbed it early, but what are they going to do? Wouldn't my tumor marker have gone up higher if that was malignent? I am just tired of all this crap. I will rally need the PCE tomorrow. I am still hoping it's brownie chunks, but something tells me it isn't.
Let's hope I am wrong!
L&H, Shelley
*Just keep swimming*   Dory....Finding Nemo

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   Posted 10/14/2004 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry you are having to go "there" again. Let's just keep hoping for nothing.... I'll keep you in my prayers tomorrow...
Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
~Dylan Thomas

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   Posted 10/14/2004 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh Shells, what a bummer! I do not know anything about calcs, but will be with you tomorrow holding your hand, wearing the pink boa.

And saying the mantra for brownie chunks...


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   Posted 10/14/2004 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh Shelley- can't they ever let you relax?

Well  my cancer was described on the mammo report as "suspicious finding surrounded by a constellation of MICRO- calcifications" . The fact that they were Micro made them want to look more. So maybe calcifications is  not the bad one. I am praying you got the GOOD kind!

If you never had a biopsy done that way before it really isn't that bad at all especially after everything you have been through!  They give you a shot of lidocaine and they put the sono thing on you and then stick the needle in and draw out the tissue. They might have to do it a couple of times to make sure they got a big enough sample. Then they give you an ice pack and you can go home.

You might want to drive over with an ice pack on the spot they are going to biopsy. That way you will be good and numb and won't even feel the lidocaine needle.

I will be on the PCE and I am praying real hard tonight for you too!



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