Thursday, September 13, 2007

Yesterday the biopsy did not get done...they got me ready, numbed me, made the incision, and when they 'fired' the needle in, it hit a gusher. I bled and bled. This doctor has been doing this procedure for 12 years and it is the first time she has ever had to stop before she got the biopsy done. There was a LOT of blood...when they let go of me so I could turn over on my back, blood shot out at least 2 feet. Gauze pads were being saturated in just seconds. They finally got it stopped but held pressure on it for another 45 minutes to an hour. I was told that if it started bleeding at home and we could not stop it in a few minutes to get to the emergency room because I could bleed to death.

However, I am going back October 3 to try again...the procedure isn't bad at all. I really wasn't dreading it much before and now even less. I know this was a rare thing to happen...the doctor kept apologizine and I told her that if it was going to happen to anyone, it would happen to me. And that it was no more her fault than it was mine. It was just one of those things.

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