Had my first mammogram yesterday ... OUCH!!!
Carol was the tech that did the mammogram and I would like to say "Thank you" to her for being so kind and caring, for being respectful. She made an unpleasant experience a lot easier to bear!
First thing she said was - I know you have heard all the horror stories of my machine. But it really isn't THAT bad!
Afterwards, I just looked at her and she said - Ok ... it was THAT bad, but I was trying to help you and encourage you! LOL
Why is it that we as women are taught from the time we are young girls growing the "ta-ta's" to be careful! Don't bump or bruise them, treat them with honor and with respect. But then - to have a mammogram, each one is taken and laid upon a metal plate, then another plate is brought down upon the top of them, and pressure is applied, squeezing them to about an inch (or less) in thickness. What?!?
Carol got one ta-ta positioned, stretched my arm out, and told me to lift my chin as high as I could. Take a breath and hold it. Relax now. ??? Yeah right! I told her that she was asking the impossible!!! LOL
But we laughed my way thru it ... and soon I was told to sit down and rest for a few minutes while the radiologist read the report.
In a few minutes, Carol came in and said that the results were "all clear, negative" and that since I am at a high risk, to be sure and come back in one year.
Thank you Jesus!!! Thank you Jesus!!!
**I am SORE today!!! From the tip of my chin to right above my belly button is so sore!!! My daughter and my sister warned me! But they didn't warn me good enough!!! Tylenol has been my bestest friend today!!!
My appointment at MD Anderson has been changed. It was scheduled for 9/5/13 ... but due to Dr. Michael going to Temple with his wife, it is now on 10/3/13. I love Dr. Michael so much - so it makes it easier to deal with these changes.
I am looking forward to spending some time with my best friend, Nina. She said that we could (again) stay with her while we are there. I am looking forward to sweet conversation!
I have an appointment with Angela Doddy this coming Tuesday afternoon. Bloodwork is supposed to be done that morning. She wanted to go over the results with me, and see what changes in medications need to be made.
My left leg is still swelling, in spite of the Lasix that I have been taking. Some days worse swelling, some days less. And the knots are still there, still as touchy and tender as they have been since they showed up.
Praying that she will have the wisdom to know what might be wrong, and what might help with the pain and discomfort. sigh.
Rick has an appointment this coming Wednesday with Dr. Greenwell at the Paris Dialysis Center. He also will have bloodwork done - and I am praying, pleading for good numbers back on the report!
His main complaint has been being so very tired and lacking in energy. Not sure what the reason is for that. Hoping and praying it is not a low number on his total blood count. Please Lord!!!
Just have to laugh at this ... LOL
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here