Michelle and me
"Mam, that'll be $321.77 for this follow-up mammogram," the lady said.
"Well, I'd just rather have breast cancer than pay the $321.77. I thought the second follow-up mammogram was free with my insurance?"
This was how I handled my 2nd mammogram when called to the payment desk at the diagnostic center. Thank goodness I had a kind mammogram technologist, Michelle, who patiently walked me through these new waters.
I guess lots of people get bad or questionable mammogram results every now and again. I had had one before, and figured this would follow suit. Michelle and fellow technician Marcia led me through beautifully. The next step would be a getting a surgeon to perform a needle biopsy. Only 3 years before this, I had played a standardized patient, or as I call them fake patient with a 1.5 centimeter spiculated lession behind the nipple on the right breast. This case is going to become very close to my heart.