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medi_2
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Hi All! Just got a call from my doc's nurse...seems they want to re-visit a mammogram from last week and want me to come in and be squashed (sorry but that one word describes it for me) again. There might be 'something' lurking in my left breast (which if you recall is where I have always felt the 'pinching' that the docs said was scar tissue from the lung tumor). The pain was not constant, sometimes it would feel like something was jabbing me but would only last a few seconds, I though that it could be some muscle I yanked at the gym. Anyway it is what it is and I seem abnormaly calm about it. I'm more worried about my broken washing machine right now! haha. So please keep your eye on me ;).
Happy Monday
Medi

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YEEEEEEOOOOOUUUUUCHHHH! I love the part when they've got you in the vice, your standing on your tip-toes, and they say "now hold your breath" (like I could take a breath???). Wishing, wishing, wishing you good results.

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I'm sending positive vibes for scar tissue!!!

Elysia

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Ask if you can go right in for an MRI of the Breast it's pretty easy and they can see alot more that a mammo. I get them once a year for the BRCA 1 mutation. Hope everything turns out well.

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medi_2
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Thanks everyone! I knew you all would make it better ;). I will ask about the MRI. They have scheduled me for the squishithon the 19th. Hopefully that means that they are not that worried...xoxoxox
Medi

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But if it's the best way to find out what's going on, then I know you'll grin & bear it. Maybe not grin!
I don't have much to squash, but the last time I had a mammogram I was having my period (yeah, a while ago!), which made it excruciating. I'll be wincing right along with you, Medi, and hoping for good results,
Deb

Edit - Oh, I just saw Catcon's suggestion, good idea!

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Actually, they have a new machine this year. Smaller plates and less pain. Thanks for your good wishes dear ;)
xoxox
Medi

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(Isley Brothers reference)

Medi...wonderful piece of work you have as a pic now. Did YOU do that?

I know next to nothing about breast cancer (although mom and three aunts were bitten by it and sis still survives it), but do know the feeling you describe as calm. It DOES seem weird, but I think after awhile we either expect good news or realize, at the very least, that it is what it is, we learn to lower our anxiety level over time, perhaps even our expectation level.

In any event, I wish you the very best with the results, my friend!

Hope and Humor!

Take care,

Joe

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medi_2
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Thanks for the compliment! It is from a photo of Frida Kahlo, but the Joan Crawford spectre keeps popping up...if looks to me like a composite of the women in my family...
Hope and Humor ALWAYS!
xoxox
Medi

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I can see the Joan Crawford reference, Medi. With all due respect to the ladies in your family, and I am only guessing, of course, what I see most is anger, frustration, bitterness, and worst, a sense of resignation, that this is what I must deal with in life, my anger, my bitterness, my frustration.

Resignation, something I do not consider often, but perhaps among the toughest things to deal with, not quite hopelessness but a sad acceptance of what is, like it or not.

Anyway, I love the work, Medi.

I continue to be hopeful that your results turn out well.

Yes: Hope and Humor!

Take care, my friend,

Joe

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medi_2
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To really view a piece of art is to peak into an artist's soul. Not everyone is born with this gift; you obviously are.
Thanks and Happy Birthday!!!
cheers
Medi

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I just went through the same thing in December. I went for my annual "squishing" and they found "something" and scheduled me for another mammogram and ultrasound the next day. It turned out to be nothing but naturally I was worried, especially since they got me in so quickly. The good thing is I got the results the same day so I didn't spend a week worrying like I do with my CT scans.

I'm hoping that your biggest problem this week is the broken washing machine - LOL!!! I shouldn't laugh because I went crazy when mine broke and had to go to the laundromat for two weeks while it was being fixed :(

Stay well,
Glenna

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He is coming thursday. What's that smell??? LOL
xoxoxo
medi

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Best wishes to you Medi. I hope your exam proves to be nothing of any consequence. I join in wishes that you biggest hurdle this week is the broken washer! Best wishes to you always, and I do like the photo composite! Have fun and always find a reason to smile!

John

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medi_2
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Thanks John! Oh yeah...Rene desCarte walks into a bar...the bartender asks him if he would like a beer. desCarte says; 'I think not' and disappears....hahahaha. so corny, I love it.
;)
Medi

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Sending my best wishes to you!

Lucy

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As soon as I learn Latin I will know what that means, but in the meantime, I think Rene should have agreed to drink the beer. I certainly would not have disappeared!

Hope and Humor, my beautiful friend!

Take care,

Joe

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medi_2
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And keep the good thoughts coming...I get results next week. I almost ran out on the test yesterday because they could not get an IV to stay in(the old 'blowing veins' thing). At one point I pleaded to go home but NO, they were not done with their torture.
Just drink another cup of glop!
Haha!

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chad76
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Sending many prayers and strength your way!

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...for good results. My partner has sclc--extensive. He had WBR and now chemo. Ugh. I hope all is clear for you. And I love your artwork, too.

Karen

Dan620
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Medi, Please keep postive thoughts, these tests i know can drive you up a wall. Stay strong and know we are all wishing you the best of health...... Dan

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