All in a day’s visit to the radiologist

I spent 2.5 hours at the radiologist’s office today.

Wow!

Today was not a typical visit. My doctor had requested an ultrasound in addition to my mammogram and so I spent the majority of the time waiting for the room with the ultrasound machine to be free.

Hubby was with me and was about to call in reinforcements because everyone that had gone in after me had already left.

I didn’t mean to worry him …

In all truthfulness, I think I actually fell asleep in one of the rooms waiting my turn.

Okay, truth time. The ultrasound was ordered because my doc found a soft lump on my left side … NOT on my breast … during my appointment Monday morning. She ordered the ultrasound because in her words, “I think it’s nothing, but let’s just be on the safe side.” When all was said and done, she was right. It was nothing.

And today was my baseline mammogram … I know
I got the lectures from my mom and both doctors. I won’t neglect my feminine health anymore. I promise. No more lectures. PLEASE!

My Thankful Thursday post is up already at Quiet Waters. Please feel free to click on over.

Quiet Waters is my little space on the internet where I can show a different side of me that not too many people have seen. It’s a place where I can be quiet and am free to seek the Lord’s leading. I look forward to seeing you there!

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4 thoughts on “All in a day’s visit to the radiologist

  1. Lisa~ I am just as bad about neglecting my feminine health! I do a self-breast exam maybe 1 or 2 times a year. AND, you’d think I would know better…I personally know 6 people that have already battled or are in the fight of their lives with breast cancer! There’s that feeling, though, of “if I ignore it, it won’t be there”. Sometimes it just feels easier to stick your head in the sand and pretend everything’s okay, rather than face or do what needs to be faced/done. But, with that said, I am proud of you for getting things taken care of, and I am extremely grateful that the soft lump was nothing! Praise God! He is good! Now…take care of yourself, girly, and I will do my best to do the same! πŸ˜‰

  2. My neglect wasn’t anything more than forgetfulness.

    Really!

    I do my SBEs each time I’m in the shower … and every woman should do this at least once a month (Laura)… one thing I DID learn this week is that we don’t feel the same standing up and lying down.

    Both my GP & my radiologist said that women should get their first mammogram by at least age 40, but earlier if breast or any other form of cancer runs in the family.

    Laura, you’re on the cusp of your 40th birthday. Make that appointment!

    The procedure is a bit uncomfortable, but it doesn’t take long and it’s a whole lot less painless than the “bliss” that ignorance provides, don’t you think? πŸ˜€

  3. Well, I am all for starting new habits! I did a SBE just today while showering. I didn’t know to do a check while lying down, though- THANKS for the advice about that!
    Also, my OB/GYN had me do my “baseline mammogram” when I was 35, and then when I turn 40, I will be getting one every year. I always see my OB/GYN for my annual pap/check up in the month of April (my birthday month) so I know this coming April, I WILL be getting that mammogram done! Now, if I can just keep up with the habit of SBE’s! πŸ™‚

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