Interesting day I had yesterday. I went in for an 8:30 a.m. doctor appointment, thinking it would last thirty minutes, tops, and I'd come home with a mammogram appointment. Instead, I don't make it home until 2:00 p.m. and I come home with two appointments (neither one for a mammogram).
So what took so long? My mammogram. When I was making that appointment, I was told it was a light day and asked if I wanted to wait an hour.
Sure, I thought. What's an hour? It would give me a chance to use my Nook (see, I'm always prepared and have some kind of book in my purse). And boy, did I ever!
Seems, one mammogram turned into another, which turned into an ultrasound. At noon, I could wait around for the technicians to come back from lunch, or go somewhere and eat (which, by the way, I never did have breakfast, thinking I would just have it late) and come back at 1:00 p.m.
So I went to lunch (yeah, I know, no-brainer!). I found the dining hall in the basement and only paid $3.95 for lunch (pork chop, mashed potatoes, soup, and a Diet Coke). Ain't the military great? Some other place I might have paid that much for the soda alone (okay, maybe the soup).
While I still have to go back and get my cholesterol checked, and some other ultrasound (checkup from last year's surgery), at least yesterday's tests came back okay. Yeah, I have cysts (in fact, one doctor called me "
"), but nothing
malignant (thank God!!). Cyst
I go through this on a regular basis, unfortunately (have been since 1975). And while I'd love to think it will always be the case, it just might not, so I always go to the doctor when I find a new lump.
I certainly hope if you ever find one, you do the same. Peace of mind beats wondering all the time!
And did you know they no longer use film for those x-rays? I did not know that. Too bad the machines didn't change, though. OUCH!!! The ultrasound was soooo much nicer!
Here's to a good weekend. We'll be spending part of it with our friend, since we postponed our New Year's Eve party (due to bad weather). Might not be ringing in the New Year, but we'll be eating well and having fun!
Oh – and how did my Nook reading go? Not too bad, actually. It was easier to read while eating, I'll give it that!