Great News! Late News!
Well....last night, I was informed in writing, that the results of my mammography indicate that I do NOT have breast cancer! ....well, and then of course the following sentence reminds readers that 10-15% of all breast cancers are not detectable through mammography. Can you say, "CYA"???
Anyway...that is delightful news & then I did something to the voicemail on my cell phone, and just learned this morning that I missed a phone call from Dr.B's office on Friday, and somehow I never listened to the message, but skipped it, and just heard it this morning. So, they're off the hook for not calling.
I know that I was just uber-freaked out because I went in expecting a 20 minute appointment with one mammogram & possibly one ultrasound, and ended up leaving about 3 hours later with 2 mammograms & ultrasounds of both breasts & both armpits & it just sent my mind spinning in the direction of "worst case scenario".
But hey---they're....what? 85-90% certain that I don't have breast cancer, and well, that combined with what my super-smart-super-great-friend Susan told me just makes me feel better. SHE said that they (mammographers/radiologists, whatever...whoever THEY are) have a difficult time with mammography results of women under the age of 35 b/c the breast tissue is so dense & the actual mammogram images can be difficult to decipher & sometimes require the ultrasounds just to get a better view of what's going on in the dense tissue. Now, keep in mind---this is my interpretation of what she said, so if I have it wrong, Susan, feel free to correct me! I just know that you made me feel better. So, that's good.
Anyway...I'm sure Dr.B's office & I will play phone tag for a little while. But, who the hell cares? My tatas are not cancerous, so they can't possibly have anything earth-shattering to talk to me about. [don't anyone go there with other scenarios that they could call & drop on me.]
And---the paperwork from the mammogram place at the hospital---well, it arrived on Friday. I had no idea. Hubby just assumed it was a bill so he put it on top of the TV cabinet. Well, I'm only 5 feet tall, so I can't really see what's on top of the TV cabinet all that well, and I just happened to reach up there to straighten the pile of mail that's been up there for a few days. So, I got the good news last night.