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8 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2010 - 12:19PM #51
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We are ALL gonna DIE -- eventually -- from SOMETHING ...

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8 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2010 - 12:45PM #52
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Jun 28, 2010 -- 8:03AM, appy20 wrote:

Jun 28, 2010 -- 4:03AM, Ebon wrote:


Jun 26, 2010 -- 9:58PM, appy20 wrote:

There is one area that we are at an advantage.  Once, was about to get into the shower and walked by a mirror.  I saw a huge breast lump. I called the gynecologist mmediately.  I got dressed when to his office. They didn't make me wait in the office.  They took me back saw the lump, were horrified and sent me to the next room for a mammogram and ultrasound.  They drained my lumps and tested the fluid for cancer.  From the time I called to the time I had all test results and saw my doctor was a total of one hour.  Everything was benign. A friend of mine in Canada, coincidentally, found a lump the same week I did.  It was two weeks before she got a mammogram.  Two weeks is a long time when you are scared.




Not sure why it was so long. My mother had the biopsy (the fluid) done within two days and was in hospital by the end of the week (her results indicated a malignant tumor). Granted, even two days is a long time when you're terrified but it's a lot better than two weeks. My mother, incidently, had a lumpectomy that weekend and has been fine ever since (about six years on now).



Two days are a reasonable time. I would not complain about that.  It may be that it was because my friend had had a mammogram during her regular physical within the last year.  I had not.  Cuz, a physical costs an arm and a leg and my insurance policy does not cover it.

I think sometimes it depends on the doctor too. Whenever I've needed a test immediately, my doctor made the call and I never had to wait more than a day or two when she made the call. Two years ago, I went through a lot of tests to determine the cause of what I thought was abdominal pain and she was dilligent with making sure I didn't have to wait and staying on things until we found the cause. Turned out it wasn't abdominal pain, the pain was coming from my bladder and I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (pretty much, all the symptoms of a bladder infection including the intense pain all the time...and there is no cure). I see an internal medicine doc and get my woman exam and yearly physical on the same day and then only see her if needed after that.

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8 years ago  ::  Jun 30, 2010 - 12:31PM #53
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It definitely matters who is the doctor.  That particular doctor I went to has his own equipment/lab and is the most successful in this area.  We didn't have to use the hospital's lab or anything.   Other doctors would have and it could have taken longer.

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