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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tomorrow is the Day

Well, my waiting time is has just about come to an end. Tomorrow I go in for my breast biopsy. I'm relieved it's finally here and yet I'm not looking forward to tomorrow. I'm not exactly afraid of needles, but the thought of one long enough to get to where it needs to get to *shiver* and I will be awake for the procedure. I get to take a Valium before hand to calm my nerves and they will numb my breast so that I will not feel anything, but still. I've never had Valium before so I have no idea of what effect it will really have on me. Some of those drugs that are suppose to have a "calming" or "this feels good" side effect doesn't always seem to be the case with me.

My sister is taking me because I'm not allowed to drive if I'm going to take the Valium before the procedure. The surgeon says the procedure will only take about 20 minutes - hospital paperwork will tack on two hours I'm sure. They will numb the breast and then find the lump on the sonogram and then use the sonogram to guide the needle toward the lumps to remove tissue samples from each. I have no idea if I'm going to be able to watch, or if I should bring eye covers with me!

Luckily the lumps are right next to each other they sort of make a little dumbbell shape. *Apparently my right boob was secretly lifting weights* So they will take both samples from one little incision. Afterwards she will insert a mark at each lump so that in future mammograms they will know that those two have already been biopsied. A little butterfly band aid to close the incision and an ice pack in my bra and they will send me on my way.

Then the real waiting game begins. The results should come back in about 3 days. I'm guessing that means three business days, so I'm not expecting to hear anything till next Wednesday or Thursday. I think I can hold it together for one more week, or course I'm going to have the migraine from hell when those test results finally come in - no matter what the results. Just the release of the pent-up worry is going to trigger it, what can I say, I know my body and I know my migraine triggers. At least this way I can prepare for it.

Anyhoo, I need to get some sleep now, before I think of this anymore and worry myself into a bout of insomnia. Not what I need tonight.


Anonymous said...

I will be thinking of you. I have to go for a venous ultrasound today, but not at same place so we won't be able to knit together in an outpatient waiting room:-( Yesterday I had x-rays. My doctor is trying to figure out what is wrong with my left ankle. I'm very glad that it is the left ankle and my car has an automatic transmission, so I can drive. Knitting helps in the waiting rooms when I'm too nervous for reading. - 2Knitor2Crochet

textillian said...

Good luck! We will be thinking of you.

AllyB said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

knitredsox said...

Reading this and the biopsy is done...praying for clear results. Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you are all right and results will be good.

Secret Pal

Kozy Kitty said...

Sending you healing vibes!