Feb 21, 2011 05:27PM annettek wrote:
I am apparently one of those rare ones where mammos did what they were designed to do...after following microcalcifications in my right breast for 8 years via a small marker they left in following the biopsy - after my very FIRST mammogram- that was fun, not even back to my office when they called me back- this past October they noticed "activity" at that spot and it was the same drill, back in my office 30 minutes and I get a call, to which I said...if it is postive for cancer take both I don't want them. Never wavered, no regrets. I realize it can come back somewhere else as some other form, but that is true for anyone. I would never have been able to relax at a time I need less stress more than ever. That is just me and my decision for what it is worth. That next day (actually two days later as the next day I saw a BS) in the waiting room for the second mammo and biopsy every single woman in there was getting either their breast that had a lumpectomy rechecked or their remaining breast checked. What I didn't understand is why all who asked were shocked that I was sitting there saying I would have a bmx if the biopsy was positive. I guess it comes down to personal decision. As they were just making me more comfortable with my decision. One was very disturbed with me and said I was being cavalier about removing my breasts. I corrected her and said far from it. I mean really, it was amazing to be asked to defend my decision. I would not. I just said good luck with what you are doing but this is what I will do if I have BC. She was mad at me but I know she was just pissed off. Hell, I was pissed off and scared out of my freaking mind. It didn't help after the second mammo when the radiologist came in and called out my name. I said yes, do i need the biopsy after all (as the BS was saying very doubtful such small activity but we have to check) and he shouts ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY hahaha Geez, I told him one ABSOLUTELY would have been sufficient....i laugh because actually I am grateful that no matter his lack of tact, he is great at what he does and the team he heads up.