Refusing a biopsy
Following a routine mamogram and subsequent us, a next day biopsy was suggested. I have a morbid fear of medical procedures - not just a little fear - a "come within 2 feet of me holding any invasive medical implement and I am either fighting or flighting' type fear. It's really bad.
So I refused the biopsy unless i can be asleep for it (I can just about tolerate iv's as theres a means to an end). The hospital explained there is no way for this to happen so I said "fine, then it's not happening."
My surgeon called that afternoon and said maybe they could just surgically remove the lump under general anesthetic, and to go and see him - which I did. Unfortunately that would entail me having a wire guided ultrasound pre op which I would not be asleep for. So that takes me back to my original quandary, theres no way I'll allow that to happen.
He is currently reviewing my file to see what he thinks the best course of action will be (he said if he thinks waiting and doing another mamogram in 6 months is viable then that might happen too) but did state that my fear is not something they would take into consideration, and thay whatever he suggested to take place was what was best for whatever he thinks my lump is.
I get it, I get I'm being irrational, but absolutely no amount of persuading, molly coddling, tough talk, gentle talk in the world will make me stay put on a table with an implement coming towards me. This is way scarier than a diagnosis of Cancer for me.
Does anyone know of any other way this can be achieved or is it even possible to be heavily sedated for a normal biopsy?