She had a bad mammo-grama: #2

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.

Marcia, Michelle and me

Marcia, Michelle and me

This is what my spiculated (spreading outside cell wall) lession looked like to me.

This is what my spiculated (spreading outside cell wall) lession looked like to me.