Monday, March 21, 2011

Thursday 3/17/11

Had the PT scan on Tuesday, and am having 3 biopsies today.  Dr. Bird gave an almost painless Novocain shot(s).  I guess he has a little trick where he puts a little sodium bicarbonate in with the Novocain – whatever he does – I wish all Dr’s would do it.  It definitely takes some of the longer sting out of the experience.  
He was only able to do 2 of the biopsies, so I will have to come back tomorrow for a “stereo” biopsy – which is the biopsy of the original mass site.  He couldn’t see it clearly on ultrasound as there is nothing there – so he will use a mammogram machine to find the clip left from the first biopsy and then take samples from around that.

I’m also scheduled for a brain MRI tomorrow as well.

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