The Results Are In

4 12 2008

Well, as often happens in the real world, life got in the way of my blogging, so now I need to catch up and get back on track. Waiting for test results can be unnerving; I am not a particularly patient person when it comes to health related “stuff” so this was a good lesson on learning to make good use of the time in the interim.

As you may recall, I learned through my radiology clinic, not my GYN, that I had an abnormal mammogram. The fact that the group that I use didn’t contact me after having the results for 3 weeks was upsetting; as I have said, it is a great lesson in remembering that we all have to be assertive with our personal health care.  I also learned how wonderful it is to have a husband who will help you with that health care…when the radiology clinic told me that they couldn’t reschedule the tests for another two weeks, my husband went to the clinic in person and arranged a walk-in appointment for the following day…I was at work when he called to tell me. To say that I was happy to be getting it over with is putting it mildly. Long story made short, yesterday I received a letter to confirm that all is well and, yes you guessed it, the referring physician NEVER contacted me. I am very thankful that I am okay, that I now will have a breast specialist who knows who I am and can do procedures based on knowing my history and that I will never go back to the practice that didn’t contact me.  God is good!

On the humourous side of this, I have to say it is always an adventure to be a small woman having a mammogram. There are just parts of me that will never stretch in the direction that the mammographer would like to have it go…at one point there were 3 mammographers in the room trying to figure out how to get the best picture with very little to work with…maybe when I grow up I will be more flexible 🙂

Again, I want to encourage anyone who reads my posts to please be assertive with your health care;don’t assume and don’t let anything “go”. You are important!




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