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I am also having a mammo and ultrasound tomorrow...

Posted By: PAMT on 2006-07-30
In Reply to: When I went in for a re-do one year they had the doctor read it before I even got dressed - - angie

I posted last week about pain and a spontaneous bloody nipple discharge on one occasion.  I had a mammo a couple of years ago for the same pain but no spontaneous discharge.  No palpable lumps either time, but I am with you about the pins and needles thing!  The radiologist read my films before I left the last time as well, so when I left I felt like I was walking on air! 

Good luck tomorrow and keep us posted.  I will say a prayer for you tonight!

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Update from earlier this week re: mammo and ultrasound

Had a visit with the surgeon this afternoon.  There actually is a 3 mm lesion behind my nipple.  I didn't get a chance to write down what he had written on a sticky note on my chart, plus it was upside down, but I think the word was hypoechoic.   Anyway, I have an appointment for a ductogram for next week and then we'll go from there.

I think my poor husband is on the verge of becoming an basket case, but I told him no sense in getting worked up until there is actually something to get worked up about. I told my sister I actually feel better NOW than I did this morning.  

Stay cool, everyone!

Lucky thing for me my MD is in the office tomorrow morning, so I made an appointment for tomorrow.

If it is strep, I'll have her give me a shot of penicillin.  That's what I usually do for strep.  My stomach can't hardly handle taking antibiotics.  I end up with vomiting and diarrhea which makes me feel even worse!

Thing is, I work for a hospital and we already have one girl off indefinitely for medical reasons.  A couple of ladies didn't log on until late today because we had thunderstorms in the area.  And we are way, WAY out of TAT for OPs and Discharges.  So, I feel kind of bad taking a sick day.  My supervisor is so stressed.  She's been begging us to work OT for the last couple of weeks.  How can I call her and tell her I'm sick?

I'm halfway through my shift anyway.  I'll be all right.  The Motrin is really helping and then I can take it easy all weekend.

Thanks for listening.

The first time I ever saw a needle localization done, I could not believe my eyes. I asked the radiologist doing the procedure if they would do this for a testicular lump! He had no response. Unreal what MAN puts a woman through in the name of medicine.
The place where I go makes you wait to get dressed until the radiologist has looked at your films, then he or she comes out to give you a preliminary read.

Good luck.

About 4 years ago, my mammo showed a spiculated mass birad 4. My biopsy turned out benign fibrocystic. My prayers are with you. susan
mammo techs
As much as you wish the tech would give you a hint, really you shouldn't take their word. These mammograms will be glanced at by the radiologists before you leave to be sure that they can SEE all the areas that they will need to study; however, they will be *reading* the mammo after you are gone (unless you are an extremely slow dresser LOL). The radiologists I worked for took their time and used magnifying glasses and really looked these things over. So I really doubt the tech is going to be able to give you any kind of reassurance.

If I were you I would just stress to the tech that you hope you can hear something ASAP. Maybe she'll relay that to the radiologist.

Good luck, I hope the lump is just a cyst or fibrous tissue. Keep us posted.

I have been looking into ultrasound also.  You have to have some type of 2-year degree in science before you can apply and then it is a 1-year course.  They accept anyone with a radiology degree first, which where I am from has a 3 year waiting list.  I wanted to do nuclear medicine, but it is the same as ultrasound, 2-year degree, and then 1-year course.  Unfortunately, the jobs are just not around for nuclear medicine, anywhere close to me anyway, so I am starting the nursing course in the fall, and hopefully if I make it through that I can eventually get into an ultrasound program.  Good luck to you!!  Keep us updated on what you decide to do

I am supposed to have an ultrasound

at the same time as the mammo.  The lady at the office said she also have to have mammos every 6 months for quite awhile, but hers finally went away on its own. Thanks for the info.

What modality is it? Ultrasound or CT?

Try this:

CT - Multiple axial images...

Ultrasound - Multiple spot images...

my niece is an ultrasound tech and has sm
been for about 8-9 years. When she went in there was a shortage of ultrasound techs (kind of like the MT profession). I think her schooling was 2 years. She had to take some pre-requisite stuff that she didn't have in highschool. She makes great money. But she told me that there is getting to be an overabundance of US techs now. Use to be you had to go through the whole radiology program just to even think about being an ultrasound tech. Because of the shortage they took the US tech out of the radiology program and started programs independently. I am wondering if US is going to go the way of MT and there will be so many of them and not enough jobs.

On the positive side of it, they have many options available. There are traveling US techs that go from state to state or just facility to facility. Go for it!
My dad had a carotid ultrasound study done today --
and the technicians couldn't find his right vertebral artery.  From my limited knowledge this could mean it's occluded and it sounds like something to be concerned about.  He's worried but he doesn't want his doctor to think he's crazy for calling and asking about it right away.  The technicians told him the doctor would contact him in 2-3 days.  I don't think he should wait.  Any other opinions out there?
I am not young either, but I got accepted to an accredited ultrasound program
Yesterday I took the plunge and got accepted to a degree offering program for ultrasound tech. However, I am starting to wonder about my decision. It is 18 months, at first part time then going full time hands on in the clinic. It will be a BS degree and will give me the education and ability to sit for the exam. But, and I say a big but... The cost of tuition is 33K and there is limited financing and no financial aid for this. Then, I went surfing to see if there was a site for ultrasound techs out there like this board to see what the techs were saying and I find it is "like a cattle call out there." They were talking about spending time and money in school and then it is a very competitive job market, hard to get answers on resumes, etc.
I spoke to a girl who was an RN yesterday who works in the hospital during the day and at Walmart at night. I told her about ultrasound school, after MT was dying, and she said, "Oh, you are going through doing that to..." I got the feeling the course work is as difficult as nursing, which I know is tough. I am not talking myself out of this mind you and I am glad to be accepted to a good school... but the what ifs: in 18 months after 33K, hard studying while I work as an MT and support my child alone.. what if it is a cattle call and end up working several jobs or at Walmart? Thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Having one put on tomorrow...
after many years of thinking about it and finally finding the right picture.  I know it's going to be uncomfortable, but I'm ready to get it done. 
Looks like tomorrow is going to be
a good one too!
And tomorrow is 6/7/6, so what. nm
We can also die tomorrow...
I buy what I want when I want.  Credit card bills can't take your house.   Your credit score goes down and they hound you to death, but that's nothing.  I say live it up!  No, we didn't purchase the larger home because I didn't want to have to clean it!  We do have 2 brand new vehicles though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Lovin' it!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is what I work for everyday, not so I have to do without.  I do "with!!!!!"  I live and love and spend every day doing what I want to do and when I want to do it.....  Well, I guess I gave away the fact that I'm an IC with no restrictions or limitations. Hubs works and makes decent money, but even if I didn't have his income, we'd be just fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Tomorrow is registration. First day Aug. 5 E.TN
I'm ready
Tomorrow will be brighter! nm
job interview tomorrow ... what do you think?

Hi all ... I'm going to a local hospital tomorrow for an interview.  The job is in the laboratory.  It's a f/t position where half the day you do pathology transcription and the other half secretarial work.  It's mon-fri, 9-5. 

This is in New York (the suburbs) actually, about 1/2 hour north of NYC.  I have 13  years of medical records transcription experience, and prior to that for 5+ years worked as a secretary to a medical director.

How much of a salary should I expect ?   Thanks! 


Anyone going out of town tomorrow?
I'm going to Cincinnati 2C my sisters! Yikes! Wish me luck...
Tomorrow is NEW YEAR'S EVE!
RU going 2 party like its 1999? Get totally plastered, watch balls drop, etc?
Thanks for your replies. I go to the doc tomorrow.

Find out more tomorrow.
I was told "full benefits" except dental (which my husband has), but I will get full details tomorrow during my interview. I haven't worked outside the home in so long; I think I am afraid to go back out there. Seems like a good offer from a large cardiology practice. I was told "starting at $15.00" so may have opportunity for increase there which I have never had at home.

How about tomorrow night???
e-mail me or post and let me know what time is good for everyone! I am in.
I could give up cable tomorrow sm
I seriously only keep it for DH. The kids are fine without much TV and so am I. The only time I watch anything is when I ride my bike on the trainer or walk on the treadmill.

My favorite show of all time was Emergency! but I have most episodes on tape to watch that.
No biggy, will come up with a good one for tomorrow!!!
Thanks for having a sense of humor.  Have a good night!!
Short note..more tomorrow
Hi, I am just wondering if the psychologist had any clue as to whether or not the child is ADHD, but I would bet this child has MULTIPLE diagnoses. My daughter, now 17 years, is ADHD, and I feel your pain. My daughter is a "poster girl for ADHD" according to the school counselor, and I must agree!! Even at that, she does not have as many problems as this little girl you describe. I am so sorry I don't have more time ... I HAVE TO GET MORE LINES IN ...AUGGGGGG!!!! I will try to post tomorrow. Anyway, there are some that will try to tell you no little girl could cause that much trouble. Not true!! Been there. Hang in there.
Stamps go up tomorrow to 39cents. nm
Hey, MQA! Can't talk until tomorrow...under the whip...
of *you know who* right now. (Working on time clock.) But tomorrow will post up at top of this forum. Yes, that PT office I mentioned DOES use paper and sticky notes! More tomorrow....hi ho, hi ho, its back to work I go !
I'm calling Terminix tomorrow....
I found another one last night, making that 4 in less than a week. Yuck! Funny thing is, the one I found last night was really slow and sickly. My BF thinks it's because the bathroom was cool because the air was on, so I told him let's freeze them out! lol Anyway, I'm calling for pest control. I can't take em.
I have peer interview tomorrow.

I am interview for an in-house position.  I had the interview and a week later I was called for the peer review.  Never been on a peer interview and don't know what to expect...any ideas?  I plan to just be myself just like in the interview.

Tough line requirements (1500 line/day) but I'm optimistic.  I hope to gain tips with short cuts to qualify for incentive programs, etc. if I am chosen for the job.



Take an hour nap and get it done tonight so you can play tomorrow.
I don't know what you are talking about. Try again tomorrow when you might make sense.
"edit my reports with eyes closed"? what has that got to do with anything?
sounds yummy...gonna try it tomorrow!

I can't wait to post another list tomorrow so we can !!!
all have fun again.  Good night!
You will receive an E-mail from the administrator tomorrow. nm
I love my new company. I'm off today and tomorrow
and didn't have to beg anybody or worry about TAT.
Hosp perdiem interview tomorrow! SM

I'm hoping someone will be able to advise me about some good questions to ask of the HR person of a hospital in my hometown; it's really hard for me to be objective about this decision because I want so much to leave the city where I'm living right now.  I go back and forth trying to decide if I should even try this. First of all, this job was advertised as "per diem" -- forgive my ignorance, but would that be the same as a contract position?  I had trouble once before making a living doing at-home MTing as an IC and paying my own health and life insurance, as I'm 100% supporting myself.  It was certainly a shock after employee status--but I was so burned out at that inhouse job--transcription force cut in half, pay reduced, phasing out dictation in favor of computer templates! I took a chance even though I had an unrealistic belief in my own abilities, I'm afraid, and tried IC for a national company.  I'm not working at all right now and am currently living on my savings. 

I feel like something, anything would be better than nothing.  Some foot/ankle problems also, related to standing at the last clerical job I tried, so a lot of even part-time jobs are out of the question at the present.

I do have some family at home and this hospital has a very good reputation as a good place to work, good (happy) employees...but, of course, don't want to move and still risk getting in an impossible position again!  Please let me know of some good questions to ask during the "assessment" and interview Friday AM (tomorrow)!  Sorry; realize this is rambling--many thanks--


Shopping tomorrow! Crest Whitestrips??
Any info?  Do they work?  I tried the Wal-Mart brand, no luck.  Thinking of making an INVESTMENT IN MY SMILE!  That sounds sooo exciting.  Oh and what about that new enamel building toothpaste? 
DH painted office for me. Now tomorrow I have to put it all back together.
Good luck tomorrow to the OP and also to PAMT!
Let us know what you find out. Will keep you in my prayers.

I had to have a re-do mammogram a couple of months ago because they saw some suspicious calcifications on the first mammo. I was so scared. Turned out okay though. Stay strong!

Larry King tomorrow night 6/29...sm
Star Jones will be on Larry King tomorrow night speaking about her departure from The View......
Tomorrow is the running of the bulls in Pamplona...
Anybody going? http://www.condoradventures.com/images/runbull_medic.jpg
I feel your pain, but remember there is always tomorrow.
Hopefully, that will be a better day for you! Hope the sun shines on you and you feel better!
Happy Holidays!
I don't even have a guess. No idea. Maybe I should count tomorrow.nm
I hope tomorrow's better, too! Bad mood today!
Hi...Yeah, I thought it was too. I am going to try calling tomorrow.
And I absolutely love the feel of the Kinesis Freestyle Solo keyboard! I am not gonna give it up so easy. If all I did was straight transcription, there would be no problem at all. It's just I also do VR and use the arrow keys and delete a lot, and the delete key is too far away.

I could never go back to my old Microsoft keyboard. Now I KNOW why my wrists and fingers ached so much. You don't realize it unless you have a keyboard like this kinesis freestyle to compare it to! The keys are low-force and boy does it make a difference! Plus I love how the two halves separate so you can find just the right angle for you PLUS change it from time to time to avoid staying in any one position too long. I can type nonstop for hours with no pain now. When I tried to go back to my microsoft (just to do ASR) my hands ached with the very first touch! I tried the Maxim, which is has a bit better feel than the microsoft but nothing near the kinesis freestyle.
Hi...Yeah, I thought it was too. I am going to try calling tomorrow.
And I absolutely love the feel of the Kinesis Freestyle Solo keyboard! I am not gonna give it up so easy. If all I did was straight transcription, there would be no problem at all. It's just I also do VR and use the arrow keys and delete a lot, and the delete key is too far away.

I could never go back to my old Microsoft keyboard. Now I KNOW why my wrists and fingers ached so much. You don't realize it unless you have a keyboard like this kinesis freestyle to compare it to! The keys are low-force and boy does it make a difference! Plus I love how the two halves separate so you can find just the right angle for you PLUS change it from time to time to avoid staying in any one position too long. I can type nonstop for hours with no pain now. When I tried to go back to my microsoft (just to do ASR) my hands ached with the very first touch! I tried the Maxim, which is has a bit better feel than the microsoft but nothing near the kinesis freestyle.
And: Today you are laughing, tomorrow you wil be crying, believe me...nm
REASON I'M TELLING them I'm buying house tomorrow

To answer post below, BF would love me to rent from him and stay here, but the idea is to get away from him,

I do not love him, he has a violent nature has wrecked things and has a history of wrecking things, is VERY short-tempered,

does not like my 16 y/o-has called her a bi**h-has said she needs to get off her fat a** and do something even though she babysits HIS kids so HE can do stuff, MAKES his supper when I'm working plus goes to school and does her homework.... He has said I should use the brain in my head and realize she needs to exercise and make her exercise more. Oh, and has called me a B**ch too, can't forget that part. Obviously is ALWAYS negative toward her, NEVER anything positive.

He whines and complains constantly. He complains and whines when dinner is not made. He complains over household chores not being done but of course he is unwilling to help because he is busy with work and this and that..and is TIRED! but whines when laundry isn't done etc, including his of course. He whines because he is so tired from work and so sore (he does construction). Doesn't matter that I went to bed a 3am and was up at 9 to take care of kids, etc, etc, have 3 PT jobs, etc etc.

He has a "do as I say but not what I do" motto with everything. He thinks he is the best looking, the best at EVERYTHING, the best in bed....OH Ya, that too. His ego is huge obviously. And of course, he says I could do worse. Oh Ya?

And obviously doesn't respect me. Sits on the couch with dirty clothes, walks on clean floors with dirty shoes, says bottoms aren't dirty, says back of his clothes aren't dirty...constantly does that...even had dirt clumps fall off his shoes and baby would pick them up wanting to eat them...that didn't even stop him. Doesn't pick up after himself, leaves garbage in kitchen with the basket 1 foot away and leaves wrappers...CANT stand that. I have 3 kids to pick up after, I don't need another that is 39 years old.

Okay, nuf' said about why I don't want to rent from BF? And I don't want to hear that it is a man thing and ALL men are like that cause I am sick of that excuse and ALL men AREN'T like that. I was not put on this earth to be a maid to someone who is supposed to love and care for me. Can't and won't do it.

Plus, got an email from supervisor at hospital today, she was wanting to know what hours I can work for fulltime. Looks like it may happen before the 1st of the year. Yeah!

I've got a thank you note ready to go out in tomorrow's mail...
thanks for the other contact information for them.  I'll also give them a call.