Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Well, I went for my follow-up appointment at the Breast Pavilion. Seriously - that's the name of the building! No, there is not a 'Penis Pagoda' next door. Yes, I asked.

They gave me another mammy on just the left boob. Then they made me wait. She then took me to a back room where they performed an ultrasound. That nurse was very talkative and told me stories about inverted nipples and cauliflower breasts! And you thought pancakes was a bad image!

Throughout the ultrasound, I was silently freaking out. Who will drive me to chemo? What will my insurance cover? Do I have short-term disability at work? Where did I put my life insurance information? What is heaven like? Does God have a beard? If so, is it as long and glorious as I imagined?

Finally the radiologist appeared. He congratulated me on my "perfectly healthy breasts". He pointed out a small area of concern that he has determined, with the ultrasound, is just caused by the density of my boobs. "You are lucky," he said. "They won't sag as soon as others." Then he said it was nice to see someone as young as me being so proactive, especially knowing considering my family history.

I then asked him for a lollipop.

Apparently, radiologists do not give out lollipops. Even when your boobs are cancer-free.



Phoenix said...

So not only are you completely healthy, but you won't have to worry about saggy ta-ta's as soon as everyone else? What a win-win!

emilysuze said...

I feel like I need to Google pictures of cauliflower boobs just so I know what your radiologist was talking about.

And hooray for perky boobs for life. :)

Sojourner said...

yay!! radiologists don't give out lollipops? what a let down.

Morgan said...

So happy to hear the good news!!!

Heather said...

Yay - I'm glad everything turned out OK! Sorry you didn't get a lollipop, though...

I'm proud of you!!!

Heather said...

Hopefully I'm not being creepy, but I found you with the next button, and I'm glad you're okay!

Sunshine and Shadows said...

I found you with the next button as well. You make me laugh. I am glad you have dense boobs that won't sag as soon as other boobs.

Why is there no Penis pavilion? Life makes no sense - at all.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts - Congrats on getting a clean bill of health. I had to go get a more invasive mamogram a two years ago. I also had myself mentally on the operating table, boobless, and into chemo before they said, "You just have lumpy breast. If your lumps change, come back for more testing." How does one tell a good lump from a bad lump anyway.

The Working Girl said...

Good Lump v. Bad Lump - I'm not sure how to tell the difference either!