Saturday, February 28, 2009


So I am 100% happy and relaxed (for now). I got my test results in the mail today from my 2nd mammogram/ultrasound and they were NORMAL.... Yay.. I didnt want to admit how scared I was, but... I was. Everyone told me that it would be ok, and I thank you all so much for helping me feel comforted and not as scared as I could have been.

Now that hurdle is over. Soon as I have anything else, I will let you know.

Love to all

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back from Vegas.. on to the next

So I am back from Vegas, I had an awesome time visiting with Merri. And surprisingly, I didn't gamble all my money... I threw in a couple of pics from the trip. If you wanna see all of them, you can go to my myspace page and see them.

Anyways, I heard from the doctors office this morning, and Dr. Cunneen will be here next Thursday (he is the surgeon).So I have an appointment with him that morning.

I also have an appointment with Dr. Hoehne on Tuesday to discuss my issue with the "abnormality" they found in my breast.

I'm refreshed and ready to continue going.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Part two update on Mamo

Hey, so I went for my re-test on my mammogram today. I got to see on that where the issue is, and then had an ultrasound on it also. There is definitely something there. They were calling it a "density". The lady who did the ultra sound said to stay positive and that she doesnt think there will be a glitch in my process to get lap band surgery. Realizing she isnt a doctor and cant diagnose, I was fishing for some sort of relief.. I took it... Doesnt mean I wont cry myself to sleep and dwell and worry forever tho. I was referred to another doctor to take care of the situation. Dr. Hoene. Does anyone know anything about her and how she is?????

Also did my treadmill test today. Obviously survived it. Did 5.50 minutes of the 2nd step of incline. So at least I did that. My legs didnt hurt (then) and no chest pains, but breathing was definitely a problem. On a plus note, my oxygen level was 99.9% before and after the test. so that is good.

That is it on the testing process. Now I just get to wait for all the results. I have an appoinment on March 3rd.

Im going out of town for several days with Merri, so leave me messages if you would like..

Love you all and please.. lend me some prayers. Im in a bad way emotionally right now so any help I can get would be appreciated.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Got through todays appointments

So, today I got to go to my mammogram. Yeah that was fun, although suprisingly not as bad as I was expecting. The lady said that sometimes they call you back in to retest and do further checks but that, it doesnt always mean they found something. They just want to make sure. She said I may hear back from them in a couple of weeks. Well, surprise !!!!! I heard back from them today, and sure enough I have to go back in on Friday and they are going to re-examine my left breast and then do an ultra sound on it. So Im trying not to panic, so just pray and hope that it turns out to be nothing.

I have that test in the morning on Friday and then my treadmill test on Friday mid morning also.

Oh yeah, I forgot about the Sleep test. Had that last night. I was good and didnt have any caffine after 3pm so when I got there I was tired. I read for a little while and then she hooked me up to about 20 different wires/sensors. Then I was expected to go to sleep. I tried, I honestly did. It didnt work very well. I was uncomfortable from thinking about all the wires, so I tossed and turned all night. But I got through it. Still dont know if I snore.. lol... Jaron said I do.. but hey... he is a kid. Maybe he is wrong.. lol

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another day full of testing.

So today, I have already went to my consultation for my sleep test, which is tonight. That means I get to go to a facility where they monitor me while I sleep. Luckily I get to bring my ipod and a book (I might bring Twilight) and they have TV there too, to help you fall asleep. I just hope while listening to my Ipod I dont start singing. That might be embarrassing. Today I also have my leg scan and varicose testing. Tomorrow Im doing my mammogram (yuk) and then I have the treadmill test to do in a couple of days. Then I should be done with all my testing. Next week Im supposed to be meeting with the surgeon. Im not sure exactly which day yet. So, I guess I will update more when I have some more information.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Todays Appoinment.. Neck Scan

Had my neck scan done today. Basically it was an ultrasound of my neck. It was basically uncomfortable, as he had to put pressure on my neck to get a good scan, which made me feel like I was going to pass out a couple of times. But I survived.

I was supposed to do the treadmill test (yay.....not) tomorrow, but the Dr. is sick so I got rescheduled to next week. so...

Tomorrow I only have my consultation with the sleep therapy place.

Hope everyone is doing great!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Echo Test Continued

Ok, so Im back.. and guess what... I can hear echo's... LOL

Basically the Echo test, was an ultrasound of my heart. The girl who did the test, didnt really say much about it, but said the doctor would review it and talk to me about the results. So hopefully everything is ok. Next appointment is next Tuesday... Neck Scan

Echo Test

Hello, and Goodmorning,
I have another appointment this morning (I have one every Tuesday and Wednesday for the rest of the month basically)... Today I get to have an Echo Test??? Im not sure exactlywhat that entails, but I doubt its how well I can hear an echo... lol I know it has something to do with the heart. So.. Hopefully they wont find anyting wrong. So, Ill be back later, and if I have news I'll share it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Appointment #1

Ok, I went. Here is how it went.
They checked my blood pressure 122/72 (I hope that is good), my heart rate, and asked me a million and one questions. When that was over, he let me know, that I am absolutely 100% a candidate to get the lap band surgery done. He said that I am so overly obese (I find its best to be honest with myself at this point), that regular diet and excersize isnt what I need. But to answer your question, yes I will have to be doing both at the same time as everything else.
Now I have about 8 more appoinments this month for the additional testing I need to get done before I can talk to the surgeon. Yay!!!
I will be meeting witht the surgeon that will be performing the surgery at the end of this month.
It will be done in L.A. at a surgery center. Im not sure on the date I am meeting him yet, but once I know Ill post it on here, so everyone can follow along. Then hopefully after that I will have a better idea about when I will be having the surgery.

Monday, February 2, 2009

One day left

Tomorrow is the big day, my first one on one appointment. Im scared and excited all at the same time. Mostly I just want to know what to expect. Soon as I find out, I will pass it on.