Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My MRI results...how much can a girl take??? or, come on...keep piling it on...I can take it! NOT!!!!

Well, I really don't know where to start...I'm shell shocked right now. My family doctor received my MRI results from yesterday already and she called me at work this afternoon.

and the results are...

"There is a small 6 x 7 x 5 mm ring enhancing lesion at approximatly 11:30 o'clock position in the left breast close to the chest wall, approximately 5 cm from the nipple. This is too small to accurately characterize, and has a Type I enhancement curvature, with slight plateau at 7 minutes post contrast. There are other small areas of enhancement, and this may simply be a small enhancing region of parenchyma. The right breast is unremarkable without any enhancing areas of significance."

I have no freakin' clue what this all means.

They recommend a follow-up MRI in 6 months. I don't know if I want to wait that long...it may be nothing, but I want to know NOW instead of all this waiting...it's driving me nuts!

The report was forwarded to the breast specialist I am being referred to, so I guess I just wait until I get my appointment with her and see what she says.

I am so scared right now.


Tao's Mommy said...

Oh hun!!! I can hear your fear in your post. I'm sure all is OK and with the doctors wanting to monitor things, thats a bonus!! I know that its natural to think the worst....but try and be positive and keep you chin up!! For the last year its been very easy for me to "drift" off and think the worse when I'm not feeling good and it too scrares the crap out of me.

I'm thinking of you and will keep checking in!!!


CdnCabbie said...

Hi Shari. I understand that you are feeling very scared right now, and you have every right to feel this way.

I only can offer you my prayers and thoughts while you are on this journey, experience and advice I lack.

You are in my thoughts Shari.

Try to keep smiling, cause it looks good on you.

Big warm fuzzy hugs,