Saturday, November 13, 2010

What I Know...

I have an area of microcalcifications in my right breast.  As it was explained to me, the calcifications are somewhat common in many women and are almost always benign.  It is when they are found in clusters and were not present in previous mammograms that they send up  a red flag.  Both of which describe my situation.  The reason for concern is that they can indicate an area of rapidly dividing cells. 

I will find out on Monday what my Doctor recommends.  She might say that we should simply wait and re-test in 6 months, or she might recommend a biopsy of the area to identify exactly what types of cells are in that region.  Though I do not wish to undergo any unnecessary procedures, 6 months would be a long time to not know for sure.

Thank you for your words of encouragement and for remembering me in your prayers.  I hope to be able to sound the all clear very soon. ~ Rhonda


Robin's Nesting Place said...

This sounds very familiar. I had the same thing happen just a few weeks ago. They suggested I wait six months and have a follow up mammogram. I didn't want to wait that long and we decided to do a biopsy. Right before the scheduled surgery my husband lost his job and I had to cancel. I am concerned about waiting, but have no other choice right now.

I'll be watching to see what your outcome is. I pray that it is benign and that all is well. I know if I had a choice, I would never take a chance.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am believing that all is well. I am concentrating on that...

Sending the best thoughts your way.

Aggie said...

We on this end are prayerfully hopeful for the best results ever..

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I would not want to wait either. Waiting is such a hard thing to do. But sometimes that is all we are meant to do. Keeping you in my prayers Rhonda!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

My dear worried girl,

I know you only through your postings, but I feel that you can really know the inner workings of someone by reading their most personal thoughts.

You are very special and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Find strength from the caring of others.

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Verde Farm said...

I will be praying for the best news for you. I know what you mean about 6 months. I am the kind of person that tends to push my doctors into biopsies and such as I just am to impatient to wait. Sounds like these things are quite common and I am sure it is nothing at all but I know you need to hear that from a doctor. All green lights your way :)