It’s been a while since I posted on here…
but, life continues in OKC.
It’s hard to believe that October has one more day before it turns into November!
Disclaimer: I’m going to get a little personal on this one.
This is the month that we take an extra moment to remember those we’ve lost to breast cancer and honor those that have survived this terrible disease. My grandmother on my mother’s side passed away from breast cancer in 1974 before I was born. She was in her late 40’s.
I never had the pleasure of knowing her. I have pictures of her and I know she was a great woman.
Because of my family history, I got my very first mammogram last week. I’ve been wanting to do it for a very long time, but didn’t think that my insurance would cover it since I’m still a few years away from turning 40 and my doctor back in Arkansas thought it was unnecessary. However, I found out that my insurance does cover it regardless of age, so I immediately made an appointment. I went last Tuesday. I had heard the procedure was uncomfortable and could be quite painful, but I found the experience to be neither! My tech was fantastic! She had been doing the tests for over twenty years. She told me I was dense (and not in the head, mind you) and that I might have to come back for an ultrasound or an MRI to make sure the mammogram didn’t miss anything.
Well, the tech called me Friday afternoon. I have to go back tomorrow. They saw what could possibly be an “artifact” on my left breast, which is spots/interference caused by the machine and want to take another round of pictures to verify that. Plus, because they are so dense, they want to do an ultrasound on both sides. Thankfully, I should know the results before I leave the office. I’ll post an update tomorrow after the appointment.
In the meantime…
Until next time…