I hope not. Cancer, the gift that keeps on giving...
I went in for my mammogram today. It took under 3 minutes for me to undress and get squished. If you haven't had a mammogram in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised (if you have a good tech). My tech was a speed demon. This is the same tech I've had for the past 2 years.
It took less than 10 minutes waiting in the waiting room for them to call me back for an ultrasound. Several suspicious spots. They put up my last year mammo and today's. Obvious places of concern. Yes, mammograms do pick up things, even in dense breast tissue. Even I could see it.
So they ultrasounded those spots and eventually the whole breast. They've got at least 2 areas that need biopsy. So I come back in 2 weeks to get those checked out. They try to reassure you - oh, it's protocol, they don't look concerning, but we want to get samples. Well, I would insist if you didn't! You can't tell one way or the other unless it's on a slide. So pray that if there is any cancer, it is picked up by the biopsies.
I should have had a double mastectomy.
But I can't live in the shoulda's. I'm so close to just telling them to take it off and let's be done with it. This will be the 3rd time my left side has been biopsied. I think that's ridiculous.
I don't know. My stomach feels awful. It's in knots. I'm sure everything will be fine (how's that for a platitude?), but do I want to keep going through this?