Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just Routine

Last week I went for my routine annual GYN visit. The doctor sent me along for a routine mammogram and an ultrasound to follow up on a few minor issues related to January's surgery.

I've had a mammogram before, so I knew what to expect. And I didn't expect to worry. I was more concerned about the ultrasound, especially when the technician called in a second technician to view the images.

But today I had put all of it out of my mind. I got everyone off to school. I made my grocery list, went to daily Mass, stopped at Dunkin' Donuts to get my free iced coffee, then went food shopping. As I opened the front door juggling my keys, purse and half a cup of iced coffee, I heard the phone ringing and dropped the coffee just inside the door.

It was the imaging center, calling to let me know that I needed to schedule a followup mammogram as well as a breast ultrasound. And I get to wait until Friday to have this done--and who knows how long before I'll have the results.

Good luck putting that out of my mind.

I think my new rosary will be getting quite the workout these next few days!

7 comments:

scmom (Barbara) said...

:-( Sorry.

Bean said...

Hi Barb,
I will keep you in my prayers - it is so worrying when they tell you that additional tests need to be run. However, several people I know have had a mammogram only to be told that they need to return for an ultrasound scan and another mammogram - AND in each case there was absolutely nothing wrong. The initial tests had shown the possibility of something and the docs wanted to make sure, 100%, that it was nothing.
I am praying for you!

Denise said...

Offering prayers for you, Barb. The same thing happened to me several years ago. Mine was just a shadow due to overlapping tissue. Follow up ultrasound and mammogram were normal. The vast majority of these are normal. Still, these things can give you a gray hair or two because of the worry factor. Just offer the burden to Him and know you are never alone.

Blessings, Denise

Michelle said...

Waiting drives me crazy -- I work it out by praying the rosary for someone in more need than I. Hope all goes well....

4narnia said...

prayers from me, too, Barb@ PAX! ~tara t~

Esther G. said...

Barb, I am praying for you continuously. Just wanted you to know we really care about you.

Milehimama said...

Thinking and praying for you today as you follow up.