Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thankful and relieved~

I guess you really can have a mammogram after a mastectomy and with silicone implants. LOL I went to the KU Cancer Center yesterday and they did a 3D mammagram (new technology) on my right breast....the one that had the 3 spots of cancer last year. I was quite nervous for the obvious reason.....that there could have been cancer cells left behind at the time of the surgery. That they didn't get everything and I would be back at square one, but that didn't happen. They said the mammogram looked good and had no suspicious masses or irregularities. I was also concered that the mammogram would compromise my implant, but surprisingly enough, they did not put the implant under as much pressure as they do regular breast tissue. So, all in all it was much easier than I thought it would be. My breast surgeon, Dr. McGinness, examined me and said I didn't have to come back for 6 months! I have to have another 3D mammogram in 1 year. I also visited with my plastic surgeon, Dr. Ponnuru. He said I did not have to come back for a year to have the implants monitored! I still have to make an appointment for a cosmetic issue, but that is it! I am so very happy at this point and very relieved that 6 months out from my mastectomy....that all looks good! NO CANCER!!! Way to go GAIL FRAZIER! ♥

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mammogram after a mastectomy???

Well, tomorrow will be my first check up with my breast surgeon since December 9th, when I had my bilateral mastectomy. I had clear margins when the surgery was completed which means the cancer was had not spread anywhere else. I received a call today from Dr. McGinneses' office and her nurse told me that because my margins were too close after the surgery according to the pathology report, that now I have to have a diagnostic mammogram on the right breast. I know all you women out there know how uncomfortable a mammogram is on regular breast tissue, but I have two 500cc silicone implants...with no breast tissue. I don't see how they plan to squeeze and smash the right breast with the implant, but I guess I will find out tomorrow. I just want good news and I will be happy no matter what if I get good news! I also have to go back to the plastic surgeon tomorrow. I have just a couple of cosmetic things to get completed and I need to get it scheduled.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Breast Checkup~

On June 12th I am going back to visit with my plastic surgeon at KU. I have a couple of more cosmetic issues to be dealt with and hopefully after that....I will not have to go back for a very long time. I am also going back to my breast surgeon that day as well. She will check for any signs of cancer. Hopefully, all will be well. I am feeling good and think that I truly have kicked cancer's butt! I will have to be checked regularly though, now, for the rest of my life.