Thursday, December 11, 2008

I was recalled


The reason I am giving this info about myself is to encourage blogging gals to get annual mammograms. Odd's are, I don't even have cancer, but if I do, it will be in the early stages so I'll get the biopsy next Tuesday and go from there. I am 52yrs old, and cancer has murdered several precious family members of mine, so cancer is the enemy, I want you and I to always be prepared to beat it down. [That is not my breast above, mine is not that perky unfortunately]

Tues Dec 2, 2008 - I had a regular mammogram screen.

Thurs Dec 11, 2008 - I had a magnified mammogram.

Magnification views (enlarged mammograms of a particular part of the breast) are sometimes recommended to get a better picture of the quantity, shape, closeness, and arrangement of microcalcifications. If magnification views reveal additional smaller microcalcifications clustered with those visible on the regular mammogram, the likelihood of cancer increases. When suspicious microcalcifications appear on a mammogram, but no lump is felt, a needle localization biopsy is recommended, so that breast tissue can be removed and examined under a microscope by a pathologist.

Tues Dec 16, 2008 - Biopsy scheduled.

12 comments:

The Scavenger said...

We will be praying that all goes well. Good thing you ae smart enough to keep your check ups, many aren't. Hopefully other will be encouraged to get those check ups. You are in our prayers.

Chris

Deb said...

Thank you for sharing your story....a wonderful reminder for all of us to keep up with our check-ups and screenings.
Will send good thoughts and keep you in my prayers. Please let us know how you make out.

Teesa and Bill said...

Thanks for sharing. We will definitely be praying for you. Please keep us updated.

Thanks for the Christmas gifts last night. The most treasured? The rooster/flashlight. Sam won't put it down! Thanks again - you guys are so thoughtful!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

My mom is a breast cancer survivor, what a great post and reminder. Thank you. I hope all goes well with the biopsy. That will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Wrensong Farm said...

I have many friends that have dealt with breast cancer. Fortunately they have all been surviviors having regular screenings and one found the lump herself. I hope it is nothing, but I'm glad you were right on it. Thanks for reminding everyone how important this is.

Claire said...

An excellent reminder to all - I am a month late scheduling mine but I will get right on it now. My thoughts are with you.

Christy said...

I hope all got well with the biopsy.

farm mom said...

I'll be thinking of you and hoping all goes well. My mother in law had her breast cancer detected during her mamogram 2 years ago. She went through her treatments and is now cancer free. My aunt's breast cancer was detected last year at this time, and while she had to have a mastectomy, she is now cancer free as well. Early detection saved both their lives. It is a wonderful thing you are doing, sharing your expereinces to help educate others.

sugarcreekstuff said...

I've had many women that I know called back and it turned out fine. I pray you get the same news. Try not to worry until you need to.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I am praying for you to have a good report!
Keep us informed!!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I'll be sending good thoughts your way, Joanna - I know things will be fine. You are so good to blog about this. One of my best girlfriends and my former sister-in-law are both breast cancer survivors. The annual mammogram is one appointment no woman should miss.

Amy - "Twelve Acres" said...

Thinking good thoughts for you Joanna. I hope all goes well for you. Please let us know how it goes.