Sunday, August 15, 2010
Health Update: Mayo clinic visits next week
Before we left for our incredible swim with the dolphin trip in Bimini I was aware that there were still questions and followup tests/procedures that needed to be done on one, possibly two, new lesions that have developed in my left breast. I saw a new doctor at Mayo Clinic Breast Center in Rochester, Minnesota and absolutely love her and the experience I've had there. What a blessing to be only 90 miles away from one of the best hospitals in the country. One doctor told me before I left for Bimini that it would probably be okay to wait 6 months and have a another MRI done to check to see if the lesion has grown. My doctor at Mayo did not think that was a good option especially since she could feel what could possibly be a second lesion. I decided to trust her judgment. Her recommendation: a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound for the lesion that is palpable and then an MRI-guided biopsy if they are unable to detect the lesion with the mammogram or ultrasound. I have the diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday of next week, the MRI guided biopsy for Wednesday and a meeting with my doctor and the surgeon on Friday to go over all the results. We couldn't scheduled the MRI-guided biopsy any sooner because I was leaving for Bimini to swim with the dolphins and I told her she couldn't stop me!! :) And next week was when it needed to be scheduled due to that wonderful female cycle time and when breast MRIs should be done :)
So by the end of next week I will hopefully know more about the lesion(s) in my breast. Maybe the dolphins in Bimini, when they blessed me with the gift of their touch, took away the lesions .... I don't know what I will find out next week. I admit I am a little anxious and worried. I try to not to be because I know there's nothing I can do, and worry certainly doesn't help! :) What I do pray for every morning is the strength and courage to be okay with whatever comes my way.
As I go through this coming week I will work to stay positive in my mind and in my heart. And if you feel so inclined, I would appreciate any positive energy and thoughts you'd like to send my way :)