Mammogram, now biopsy
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Biopsy Done

Thank you all for your great and wonderful wishes. The biopsy went well this morning. It definitely wasn't what I expected and I am grateful Sam was able to come with me.

The aide first talks you through what is going to happen, which involves cleaning the breast in question, numbing it by inserting the anesthetic stuff with a needle, then guided with the ultrasound machine the doctor inserts a bigger "needle" to extract a sample. It sounds pretty easy and not much of a problem....doesn't it?

The washing went well. The local anesthetic wasn't so bad...a little prick, then a burning sensation. I counted all the way to 25 while he was inserting the anesthetic all the while imagining me swimming and doing flip turns. Think happy thoughts...go to your special place. Then the unexpected...the biopsy needle...hunking big needle! An opening needs to be made with a little knife so it can go in. (Think happy thoughts. Crap, I have gone through child birth I can handle this.) I feel the trickling of either the cleaning stuff or blood and I start shaking...hot and cold all through my body. Then the huge a$$ needle comes in. I felt like a freaking turkey being stuffed with the gravy baster. Sample one...get the gravy baster in, move it around and around and around...click, sample one taken...hurts. Doctor hits a blood vessel and blood just bursts out. Applies pressure...lots of pressure to stop the bleeding. So I am already sore from the poking and then add some pressure to my poor b00b and I am almost in tears.

Sample two...insert the biopsy needle again, move it around and around and around, count to three there it comes...click...hurts. Do you really need another one? The first one is not so good so a third sample would be good. Insert the "baster" this time at a different angle, this angle though didn't get much anesthetic so pain shoots through. Aaack! I tell the Doc so he decides that two samples are more than enough.

They show them to me and they look like little worms...white little worms.

Dressing was almost an impossible task for me. I can't handle blood at all. As the aide sent me to the bathroom to dress, I opened the door and there is a mirror, I look in the mirror and there I am with the front of my gown soaked with blood....my blood. I feel getting hot and cold from head to toe. I look around and everything just starts spinning. I feel weaker than I did the day I biked 78 miles. My legs start giving way and I flop down on the little bench in the bathroom. I breathe in and out...count to 10....imagine being back at home with the kids and I gain enough energy to get up open the door and call for Sam. Poor guy dresses me while I shake and babble about how I feel. I am such a wooz!!! Wooz!

Results will come next week sometime...in the mean time, I can sit down and hold my b00b and try to make it feel better. It feels like a truck tire went over it.

Again, thank you my dear friends for being there with me and for me. I appreciate your love and thoughts. Just a little while longer and we will know the results...the waiting is the worst part of it all.

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Andrea

Oh honey, you poor thing! I am way behind in blogs, so I scanned ahead and was really relieved to read that your test came back negative.

alwen

You are not a wooz, I am, sitting here getting dizzy just reading about it!

I'll try beaming you health rays, but I hope I'm not beaming Zombie Cold rays by accident.

Christie

The waiting is there worst part...and we're here waiting with you!

Norma

Isela, my warmest thoughts are with you. I had to go through this a few years ago, and thankfully in my case it was nothing. I hope for the same result for you, my dear.

Jeannette Pirkle

Isela, lay down and enjoy the rest, you deserve it after all that.A week to wait will seem like an eternity but will pass quickly. I will keep you in my prayers every day. I too thought of you all day yesterday and checked in your blog for updates. I guess I missed when you posted. Today I have been busy painting, almost have my husbands new office done. Just one more blind to put up and clean the floor. I took out the carpet to make it nicer. We have hardwood underneath the entire house.Now I can remove some furniture from my craft room and re-do it. That was the only reason I fixed his room up tee hee, I'm bad.

Rhea

Rest and heal, Isela. Lots of prayers for a good result. If the good thoughts and love of many, many women has any karma in this world, you'll be just fine because we're all sending hugs your way!

Anna

I hope everything turns out okay. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Jamie

My dear friend! How horrible. The time to wait for the answers must be killing you. Please let me know what I can do to help. Do you need me to watch the littles? You're in my prayers. I love you.

Valerie

I'm praying for you!!!

Kansas A

Oh Isela! I'm so glad the procedure is over with!! It sounds simply awful and I shivered when I read it. Hugs to you today!

Karen

Isela,
Oooh, you described that so very vividly. I thought about you all day yesterday and prayed for you several times. I will keep you in my prayers. Best of luck on the results.

Jenny

Oh, poor Isela :( That sounds awful. Yikes! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Laura

Oh Isela,

That sounds just horrible. I had no idea a person is kept awake for them. I was cringing just reading it. After two colon surgeries, a colostomy, and a D&C, I have no tolerance for needles, either. I can't even be in the same room as my kids when they get shots (I make my husband stay with them). I give medical personnel a lot of credit for dealing with that stuff on a daily basis. I hope you're feeling better, and praying that the biopsy shows that the lump is noncancerous.

Laura

Oh Isela,

That sounds just horrible. I had no idea a person is kept awake for them. I was cringing just reading it. After two colon surgeries, a colostomy, and a D&C, I have no tolerance for needles, either. I can't even be in the same room as my kids when they get shots (I make my husband stay with them). I give medical personnel a lot of credit for dealing with that stuff on a daily basis. I hope you're feeling better, and praying that the biopsy shows that the lump is noncancerous.

Julie

You got through it and that's all that counts. It's so generous of you to share the details- if any of us has to go through it ourselves we'll be all the more prepared thanks to you.

Stacey

You are strong and amazing! Have I told you how much I admire and respect and love you? (((( Isela)))) Now you DEFINITELY need to go play with the malabrigo.

Jennifer

Oh dear. I would have gotten woozy too. Thinking and praying for you. All healthy thoughts heading your way too.

Maria Tovar

Dear Isela,

My dearest friend, you were in my mind all day through. All my prayers are with you and your family. The group is much concerned and with you. I know it the worst part is to wait for results but I am sure it will be the best thing.

Please rest. I am glad Sam went with you. Do not go biking today or tomorrow. jejeje

We love you.

Maria

Nora

I'm so glad it's OVER - you did great. Now just take it easy, make everyone wait on you, and eat lots of chocolate!

Elena Murphy

You are not a wooz. You are very brave. Good luck on the results.

(the other) sprite

Eeek!!! I'm glad Sam was there for you -- what an awful experience.

I don't know if they gave you the same advice they gave me my biopsy, but they told me to wear a sports bra for about a week to keep excess movement to a minimum -- and I definitely felt that helped.

Demand chocolate and good "booze" for the next couple nights to help with the healing.

Cindy in Oregon

Yowza! As I read your account of the biopsy, I unconsciously grabbed my own rack! OUCH! Sending good energy in your direction, and the doctor's too, hoping that everything comes back as "no problems found."

Big hug to Sam for being a great, supportive partner! :)

Melissa

Oh, (((Isela))). I'm sooo sorry that you had to go through this. Take it easy now. Get some rest and heal. I've been thinking about you all day. Glad to know that this part is behind you. You're still in my prayers. :)

Tina

Hey. I think I know the truck that hit you. It hit me last thursday! Evil Truck.

Went to get re-stitched today. The doctor wasn't the normal doctor I saw and he believed that what took 6 staples to close the first time could be closed with 2 little stitches. Umm.... So now I'm scared to death if I move wrong the stitches are going to pull out (it's at the bottom of my belly button and little did I know if you blink your belly button moves!) So now I have 2 stitches, 3 open spots and scared to think to hard cuz something might happen.

Don't we have the greatest guys!

bruisin_raincloud

praying for you, friend.

please keep us updated as to how you are.

Denise

You are not a 'wooz' No way no how!
Ai ai ai! A week! You have just put us all on the lose weight fast because we are on pins and needles worrying about Isela Diet!
hmm.....

Jeannie

So glad the biopsy is over for you. You are still in my prayers.

I hope your b00b feels better soon. Hey, maybe you can get Sam to take turns holding it for you. (I know, I am SOOOOO bad.)

Huggz!

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