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Monday, April 28, 2008

April 28 Another 'Thingy' in my Right Breast

This afternoon was my follow up visit with my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Roeder. We made this appointment months ago, to follow up with my MRI and Mammogram. I had the MRI and a chest x-ray on the 14th and the mammogram on the 17th. They sent me home saying the Dr. would let me know about the MRI, and then with an OK on the mammo.
Well.....turned out that they found another 'thingy' in my right breast that they want biopsied.
From the final report: "Nonspecific nodular enhancement centrally with the right breast. An MRI guided core biopsy is recommended".
But wait - there's more -- (tee hee) -- there are lots of words I have never heard of and have no idea what they mean.
"...mild diffuse background parenchymal enhancement bilaterally". "...demonstrates a 5x7 mm region of nonspecific nodular enhancement with indistinct margins of the central aspect of the breast . This nodular region is located approximately 5 cm directly posterior to the nipple and demonstrates an indeterminate type II time intensity curve. No other dominant enhancing nodules are identified in the right breast."
What in the blue blazes does all that mean!!
Well - it means another core needle biopsy, for which I am waiting to be contacted to schedule. They promised me it would not be anything like the five weeks I had to wait for the last MRI guided biopsy, which was a bust because they couldn't find the spot. They think this might be the same area??
Looking for a clean bill of health for me and for all you'alls.
Love to all. Patty : ) : )

Monday, April 21, 2008

April 21 Seasons Choir

I am right now singing with my buddies in the Seasons Choir. We are singing lots of good stuff - I'll tell you all about our performance songs when we pick them from all the songs we're trying out.
There are about 20 of us again - we come and go. A few people have gotten sick or had a family emergency and had to drop out, but we will still be a block of ladies singing our little hearts out.
Our concert will be May 10, at the Christ Church United Methodist, the same place we've been holding the concerts.
We are trying this year to have an extra rehearsal per week at one of the singers' houses. I hope that helps me - the one of not much memory power. They told me today that at some point I would have to quit using the 'Chemo Brain' excuse. HMMMM.
We are singing: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; I'm gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter; Nigra Sum (LATIN! -- EEK!); American Lullaby; Sing a Song of Six Pence; and River in Judea -- this last one with both of the other choirs. Mrs. Kersey is letting us sing so many songs because we all argued for our favorites. She reminded us that at the first concert, we only sang 3 songs! The ones we won't sing this time are One Minute Madrigal and Kyrie (by Imant Raminsh and is the most gorgeous arrangement) We will probably sing the Kyrie at the Holiday concert.
We have only two weeks left before the concert, so not enough rehearsals for me. MUST. GO. PRACTICE. NOW.
Please, please, come hear us sing -- Sat. eve. May 10 at 7:00 at 655 N. Craycroft - just north of 5th Street on the west side of Craycroft. Bring friends - it's free if you don't care to make a donation. Bring friends who are women who would like to sing for fun - no auditions - very casual, and fun. Did I mention we have a good time?
Hey - also brings friends who are male or female and are 13 - 20 (ish?) and would like to sing in the other awesome choirs! They need new voices all the time, also. Mrs. Kersey Rocks!
Later Gator. Love ya mean it - I'm going to catch up on this blog - nothing much has been happening. Patty : ) : )