04 June 2008

Health Wealth #2

For those of you who keep up with my posts/blog, you know I'm an advocate for healthcare, health awareness, and health maintenance. My reasons for being aware are long standing as I've seen too many people compromise their health for the stupidest of reasons. I'm the kind of person who listens to her body and if a symptom goes on for a little too long, I'd rather spend the time and money for the copay to find out the test result is negative rather than ignore it.

Last year, in late May, my uterus was acting a little too stank for my liking and popping 800mgs of Rx ibuprophen like M&Ms was no longer beneficial or a good idea; so I called my GYN for an appointment. He moved practices, but he is the most fantastic doctor ever and I knew making the haul to his new office would be worth it to me. He didn't have my old chart, but recalled my last visit without missing a beat and proceeded to examine me and make some suggestions on how to deal with the issue. Seeing as I was there, he considered that my annual (though it wasn't due until October) and suggested I get a baseline mamogram seeing as I was turning 40 in the fall. I did as he ordered and schedule the mamo.

June 8th, I got my breasts pressed and unusually conformed into the machine and went on about my business. A few days later, I received a call saying I'd need to come back because they saw something that didn't seem right.

June 15th, I returned and went through the procedure again and they again saw what was on the first one. The next thing I know is I'm being scooted into a room to get an ultrasound of my right breast. The radiologist was not comfortable in making a determination and scheduled me for a biopsy.

That's where the "fun" began....stay tuned for updates...

Love!

10 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

OMG lady, i am hoping for the best.

The OE said...

This brings to mind universal healthcare and my seeking cabinet members who understand National security so if you know anyone qualified please have them contact me because it just might be possible...

jus butterfli said...

okay. you KNOW how we get down when things like this go down... rest assured you are being lifted up to Daddy, even more, right now!

i'll call later 2day!

p.s. you know it's not right to keep us hangn like this, right? i should kill you! but, i won't...

peace! love!

Ms.Honey said...

BluJ....HIIIII!! I've been rather slack on sending emails and checkin up on my big sistassss. You're in my thoughts and prayers we need to schedule a conference call with all of us lol

Wendy said...

Blu, Please know that I am sending up prayers for you that everything will be ok. I went through something similar last year. At least you had the mindset not to ignore your body as I had.Fortunately everything turned out fine.Lesson learned.

Nothing But LOVE! for you.

Believer 1964 said...

I promise to make an appointment this week for my "baseline" mammogram.

My sister just shared with me over tears Monday that her neighbor who is 36 had a double mastectomy and needed to make that decision in two weeks. I couldn't help but cry as well realizing the enormity of what that meant.

God's love surrounds you Blu. Prayers going up!

Blu Jewel said...

All: I know it's not cool to keep you hanging, but it was too much to post all at once. I promise to cut to the chase and let you all know what happened.

I appreciate all the kind words, prayers, and well wishes.

Love!

Ali's Zay said...

Your strength is an inspiration. I’m saving a huge hug just for you. XOX

Peace and Love,

Alizé (LoversA.blogspot.com)

Believer 1964 said...

I just came by to see if there's anything new.

I love the new profile pic...it's HOT! Is that a studio shot?

You lookin' real good Ms. Blu!

Blu Jewel said...

Zay - looking forward to that huge hug.

believer - my male BFF does photography and took that pic of me. it was taken at my house and it's actually 2 years old.

Love!