Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let the Mammograms Begin.....

Last week, I had my first mammogram since learning of my cancer and having my surgeries. Little did I know, when I had decided to go with the silicone implants that they would be opaque during mammography. Yep.

As I watched the screen come up I saw two perfectly white blobs come up. I knew what they were, but what bothered me is you couldn't see around them. So, we had to take several more photographs to get all the way around. The good news to all of it is, having had a bilateral and now with implants, mammograms don't bother me one little bit. Not even a wince! Why? Still really can't feel that much of them. I know, it sounds crazy, but it is still a little strange to me too.

It is what it is, right? And I will still rise each morning and give thanks to God for allowing me more time with my children and family. I love being alive and a part of every thing that goes on around me. I'm so much more fascinated by the little things...

Cheers! :)


  1. arla, I bet that was strange having a mammogram post implant surgery. I didn't even know we still needed to get them after implants. Good to know since I get mine in Dec. Thanks for being such a positive role model! Glad you are doing so well.

  2. Hi Nancy - If you have implants, please be sure to re-verify with your reconstruction specialist that it is OK to have one. Every doctor is different. The radiologist here thought it was fine, my specialist nearly fainted. Please make sure all your doctors are on line with your mammo before having it. Just a safety precaution!! And thank you so much for being here. May God continue to bless you.