I’m really terrible at keeping posting promises…aren’t I? Sorry? You know, life gets busy…things take a back seat…I do apologize for leaving you hanging though.
Most of you follow me on Facebook, so you know last Tuesday was a huge blow to me.
Here’s what happened and the latest since then…
Tuesday was my scheduled appointment to do my pre-op because my insurance had approved my surgery! I thought it was all going to be fine. I stopped by Arrowhead health to pick up my surgery clearance, because I can’t trust anyone there to do it correctly.
I was not clear. My iron levels were still too low and my body was not absorbing the iron. They would not clear me. But they took more blood.
Naturally, I was…very upset. But, my dietician at WLIAZ called me and told me to still come in to the pre-op…and that we would move forward as if things were progressing for now. In that appointment, Dr. Debarros told me that he will NOT do the surgery until the lump in my left breast was deemed benign. Period. Ok. After that appointment, I had a ton of other non-related things to do.
Cue to the next day…4th of July…I had shananigans to do…enough said.
July 5th… talked to Arrowhead health…for two reasons…1. what are we going to do about my low iron, and 2. I need a biopsy…NOW. They set up an appointment for me to talk with my primary who is now back!!!!
Back story…the person I have been dealing with at Arrowhead health the last few months is not my usual doctor…my usual doctor was on maternity leave…she was now back. Thank God!
So, I meet with her, get her up to date, what are we gonna do?! Blood work is back….iron is NORMAL!!!! Finally it is where it needs to be. I will have to be on iron pills for the rest of my life…but yes! Then she tells me not all my clearances are in…huh? Yeah, I still needed a chest x-ray and a letter from the sleep center that I was clear…as well as clearance about the breast mass.
So, I’m like…ok let’s get it done. She sends me for a chest x-ray…that comes back fine…check.
I called sleep center…they are supposed to send a letter…check…will double check tomorrow.
I have an appointment set up with Ironwood Breast Cancer Research next Wednesday to relook at the images. Either she says, I’m good and signs off…or we need to relook at it. Ok still up in the air on that.
Overall, almost there. Almost there. I keep telling myself that. In the meantime, I continue to go to the gym, eat right and try not to worry so much. Snort.
I’ll know where I stand on Wednesday…maybe I can still get this in before Sept. 1 hits. Let’s see.