Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mammograms & Hot Flashes

Yikes! I totally forgot about an upcoming mammogram in July. It wouldn't be a problem except there is a possibility that I may be pregnant for it, which is not good since one really shouldn't have x-rays at that point. Hubby's been on my back to move it up, but all I can think about are the lupron injections and the upcoming FET. Crap, I really should have listened to Hubby, but I have a nasty habit of procrastinating. I just phoned trying to re-schedule but all I got was an answering machine. What are the odds that I can get one within the next week?

Actually the odds must be good as I just tried phoning again and they can take me the day before the FET. Yay! Can't believe I'm excited about going for a mammogram. It's a six-month follow-up to check on some 'micro-calcifications' so let's hope and pray that nothing has changed. Perhaps my 'micro-calcification' is an anomaly much like the fibroid on the backside of my uterus -- a unique identifier. Everytime I go for an ultrasound it's always "do you know you have a fibroid?" or "there's your little fibroid back there."

Now for the hot flashes. Whew! The worst part about lupron are the hot flashes. They sneak up on me. One minute I'm fine and the next it's like someone turned up the furnace and I'm drenched in sweat. Yesterday, I was perusing the sales racks for shoes at Macy's (big 50% off sale) when the hot flash happened, but I carried on and ignored it, and soon enough it cooled down again. Much easier when they happen at home and I can park myself in front of the air conditioning vent and wait it out. Guess I have this to look forward to in the not-so-distant-future. Lucky me!

1 comment:

the Babychaser: said...

Oh, god. I have to start lupron for the first time this weekend, and I'm SO not looking forward to hot flashes, or emotional upheaval, or any of the crap it can bring out. Ugh! Blech!