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Oct 7, 2018 07:05AM
Unfortunately a bunch of changes were made to our medicare system over the last few years, so if you have a sore back or a twisted ankle then sure, MRI away for no cost. But for some reason breast MRI's were removed from approved procedures.
I am most likely going to be referred to have an MRI anyway by the specialist as my mammogram and ultrasound came back as fine (even I knew I had no lumps).
However my right breast is hanging lower, is swollen, has hive like smooth swellings with indentations plus changes to nipple shape and general symmetry as well as months of itching below my nipple etc
So, knowing that the other tests I've had can miss certain issues and that this is a completely new situation coming up at age 47 I reckon the next step will be contrast MRI. I just need to find $470 damn dollars.
Which may be tricky considering I literally just told several significant family members that they are no longer welcome in my or my child's life after they manipulated my grandma to change her will, where my deceased mum's share ($100k) was meant to be equally divided between my half sister and I.
However, because I was a trainwreck until I was 34 and pregnant the will now states my sister gets the full $50k but I get $25k and my daughter has $25k put aside. Even though I'm 47 y.o single mum and could have maybe put down a deposit on a little apartment with $50k etc. Nor would I have left my child with nothing ffs, but I used to have problems over 13 years ago...
OMG sorry, I just found out about this crap tonight and am fluctuating between incandescent rage and heart rending hurt atm. Seriously though, we need that money, no one else in my family is poor, they have no f'king idea how hard it is always living hand to mouth and they did this to me and my child knowing how we struggle... ugh, the rage is real.
Anyway, I have told them to stay out of our lives and. even if I end up with a cancer-positive diagnosis, I will lock them out because I am angry and pissed enough to cut off my own nose to spite my face.
So hopefully the specialist knows what's wrong without any further diagnostic tests