Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Boob Squishing Time Again

It was only a week and a half ago that I got my boobs squished. But they found a hinky spot on both breasts, so today I have to go back for a diagnostic mammogram and maybe an ultrasound as well, depending on what they find with the diagnostic mammogram. If it were just my breasts and everything else were fine, I wouldn't be worried. But I've had a low platelet count for a long time. There is a big range between high-normal and low-normal. I've been below low-normal for well over a year.

So now I'm under the care of an oncology hematologist. He ordered an ultrasound of my liver and spleen three weeks ago and the only thing they found with that test was a few gallstones. These gallstones aren't bothering me, so I plan to do nothing unless they get to be a problem. And in my latest round of blood work they found that my platelet count was up a little from the last time it was checked. Still not low-normal, but better, on the upswing, maybe. At least for the time being. I'm hoping to avoid a bone marrow test. That is the next test if my platelet count is lower next time I go in to get it checked--in three months.

So, for a relatively healthy woman with a family history of high blood pressure, heart disease, and bipolar disorder, all of which require the taking of pills, I'm sort of peachy. And I plan to come back after this new boob squishing has been read, to tell you, I really am peachy.

8 comments:

MsCarlaPauline said...

My thoughts are with you. I hope that you get very good news after your second smashing.

PENolan said...

I always have to go back for follow ups. Thank goodness the equipment is much better these days than it was ten years ago.

Hope it's all just fine

sunshine said...

Thinking about you! Hoping that all went well.

((Hugs))
Laura

MadMike said...

Well now I really can't make a comment on this. Uhhh...How about good luck Utah:-)?

Gail said...

HI UTAH-

You are SO brave. I will be praying and waiting to hear your good news.

Love you
Gail
peace.....

Samantha Thomas said...

My thoughts go with You, as You get the tests to diagnose whatever (hopefully Nothing) is going on with Your body. Dear Savage, You are exceedingly important and valuable to the World, and I wish You all the best the World has to offer, including good health. Love to You, and Peace.
[I am aka FutureDirected]

Randal Graves said...

Good luck with your squishy boobs.

Mauigirl said...

I'm sure you are indeed peachy. Will be thinking of you.