Monday, February 23, 2009

Scan Day

Today was scan day for me - my 6 month mammogram. The new "standard of care" now calls for a bilateral MRI for women who have had breast cancer so that was added to the mix today. Having never had an MRI, I wasn't sure what to expect. Thankfully, it wasn't really as bad as I had imagined. It was REALLY loud - even with earplugs. It would get quiet and then start again and I was hoping I wasn't moving when it did because you are supposed to be really still. I was glad my doctor had given me a prescription for an anti-anxiety med because it helped me stay fairly relaxed and I think I did finally fall asleep. When the machine started all I could think was that it was going to be the longest 40 minutes of my life but the next thing I knew they were telling me it was done. I have a lot riding on this round of scans - if they come back clear, which I fully expect, I get to "graduate" to yearly scans and visits to the surgeon!!!!! So, now we wait for the results. I am glad I am busy for the next week or so until I see my doctor : )


Jennifer said...

Praying for clear scans and peace in the waiting!

kel said...

Braden does the MRI's all the time and he is so brave they freak me out. I hope everything came back great.