The last 2 times I was at the Breast Center, it was so cold in there. I understand why they keep doctor's offices and such that cold. I don't really even mind it because I am generally on the warm side. So, I planned for the cold.
I wore a 3/4 length sleeve and took a jacket, even though it was a beautiful day and I did not need either. So, of course, it was warm in there. It was probably comfortable for the rest of the world, but for hot-blooded me, it was warm.
The last 2 times I was at the Breast Center, I also had to wait quite a long time to be seen at all, for the mammogram and for the doctor. The last time, I did not take a book...this time I did and there was little waiting.
I saw the surgeon first because she would not be there in the afternoon. They had moved my appointment up an hour and swapped the mammogram and the surgeon exam.
The surgeon was very happy with the way things were healing. I told her about all of the issues I mentioned yesterday. Most of them she said were not uncommon.
When I told her about the lump, she said it was probably a cyst. She said that I had 2 benign cysts appear on my last mammogram. I asked and she said, yes, they can go away on their own.
She did not feel anything, so she said unless the mammogram showed something, it wasn't anything to worry about. She also said that unless the mammogram showed something, I did not need to come back until I am 35.
Normally, they would have said to come again when I am 40, but because I had the biopsy and the papilloma, I should come back at 35.
I was escorted to the mammogram area and waited to be called for that. Oddly, I was alone in the waiting area the entire time before being called for the mammogram.
I have to say that I am strangely comfortable having a mammogram. I don't mean just the physical aspect of the procedure.
I am very modest. Not the type to go around showing off her assets. Not that I am covered up, but, let's just say that when I've been in New Orleans, I do not flash for beads. I am not generally comfortable disrobing in front of strangers, even doctors.
Yet, I am strangely comfortable doing this at the Breast Center.
I know that a lot of times women are encouraged to chat with their gynecologist to make it less strange to have a person you barely know looking around your hooha. I'd rather just hold my breath and be silent.
At the Breast Center, I am chatting people up. It doesn't even phase me that I am standing there with one boob flopping in the wind or having a strange woman grope me while smooshing my boob between paddles. I just chat it up like I am standing in line at the grocery store. Very bizarre.
After the mammogram was done (3 angles this time), I sat in the waiting area again for the results. This time there were 3 other women, 2 of whom were chatty as well. I've never had the chatty experience I hear so many speak of that occurs in the waiting room. I was starting to get jealous.
After a while, I got called out for the results. Good news. Everything looked good, so I have 2 1/2 years before I need to go again. Let's see if I am so comfortable when 2 1/2 years of gravity have taken hold.