Wednesday, July 9, 2008


So I had my MRI yesterday to determine whether or not I have microscopic tumors in my breast. Interesting test... They have you lay on a gurney on your stomach with open spaces for your face and your breasts (I know, TMI, TMI....) and roll you into a tube for 40 minutes. They give you earplugs but there's still a lot of noise that starts and stops. I finally figured out that there are a series of clicks right before the banging starts so I stopped jumping every time it started up. The sad part is you have to remove all metal jewelry so any newly pierced ears (or other body parts) are toast (Jailhouse tattoos are also a problem--I learned that on House not from experience!!!).

I'm hoping to meet with the surgeon here today--I don't have my slides from the biopsy and have had a hard time getting them from the hospital across the street. I need to have them before they will see me. With any luck I'll have all the information I need soon and can move forward with finishing this up.

Hope everyone is well. Please send out some hope for DF's Aunt E who is in the hospital, she is a 20 year breast cancer survivor and an amazing woman.

Love to all.


Fred W said...

Hi PT,
We just received the news a couple of days ago and were shocked. I'm really happy to read that your prognosis is encouraging. I hope the MRI results are positive and you are able to relax a little more.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our love,
F, D, and K

Anonymous said...

I think about you so much each day and pray that you will find the answers you are looking for. Keep your chin up and hang in there. We are all rooting for you. Consider yourself hugged. MLB