I have not kept it a secret that I was getting a biopsy today, mostly because verbally processing helps me adjust and adapt. Especially to potentially tragic scenarios.
So, beware, this post may be too much information.
For those special friends and colleagues who prayed for me today and/or who sent good thoughts and energy my way, so far it worked. My biopsy wasn't ANYTHING like the one I had 10 years ago. Ten years ago I had a core biopsy (spring loaded gun shooting into my chest wall; see previous post). Today I had a stereotactic biopsy.
For those who like to stop right here, I'll just tell you this. I left the Breast Center practically euphoric at the lack of pain. Mind you, I'm not oblivious to the bomb that may drop on my head; it's just that I'm not brooding about it. It is what it is. And I'll find out what it is next week. So, do keep the prayers, and positive thoughts and energy, coming my way. Please.
For those curious about a stereotactice biopsy you can read about it here or read on. I'm about to tell you. AND I have pictures!
First, here's the "gun."
It was the results of the two Valium I took that got me on this table. Heavenly Father helped a bit, too, I must admit. I have another picture with my ticking time boob (TTB) hanging through the opening in the table that in this shot you cannot see. I spared you that. You're welcome.
The first thing the radiologist did was shoot some Lidocaine into the TTB. Yay! I little pin-prick, and I felt no pain through the entire process. God bless modern medicine.
See the little circle? It's highlighting that little titanium clip.
I am well on my way, I guess, to becoming a cyborg.
I will post again what the outcome of the biopsy is, probably on Wednesday or Thursday.
Thanks again for all your wonderful thoughts, well wishes, prayers, and kind words. It really does help.