You see the pink everywhere-even on the football fields! All over the country people are walking for a cure. Did you give yet? Did you walk? Do you have breast cancer or know someone who has breast cancer? Everywhere we go we are reminded about breast cancer, on TV, in stores, and in the magazines we read. But until you get “the call” you don’t really know about breast cancer.
I went for my annual wellness exam in September. The doctor said everything looked good but that I should have a mammogram. So, we scheduled the appointment.
The mammogram was performed in a large motor home redesigned with a waiting area & small desk in the front, two waiting rooms in the middle and the equipment in the back. It was pretty handy, although I did get a bit claustrophobic in the waiting room.
Mammograms hurt. They put your breast between two flat plastic plates and squeeze. It only takes a few minutes but it is something most women dread each year. I went home describing my ordeal as “meeting Attila The Hun.”
The Call October 1, 2013
A week later on Tuesday afternoon I received a call from the doctor’s office. The radiologist wanted me to come back and have another mammogram. I have never received a call to come back before. I have to admit I was upset and scared. What had they found? And now, I wait.
The second mammogram was at a different facility-no RV for me this time. I checked in at the main desk and was sent to the basement where I found the medical imaging department. [Read more…] about October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month