I arrived at the hospital at 10:30 A.M. for the 12:00 appointment, to make sure I was there early enough.  I went down to Adult Radiology thinking that is where I supposed to be, and found out I was in the wrong location. I was directed to CT/MRI at the entrance to check in over there. I then found out I was in the wrong place again.  I was actually supposed to go to Interventional Radiology to have this done. So, it was good that I got there early.

A couple of friends stopped by which I appreciated, before the biopsy, while I was waiting I am glad they came by it was nice to talk to them. I brought along The Pilgrim’s Progess to read while I am waiting, which is a great book by the way.

I look at the time on my phone, and it is after 12.  I asked the  lady at  the front desk, and ask if there is a delay or if it is backed up currently. I then come to find out I wasn’t scheduled to 1:00 for the biopsy.  Ha.  So, getting there early really didn’t help that much.

I finally get to go in. I laid down on a SIemens Open CT machine but didn’t actually have a CT biopsy.  I had an ultrasound guided biopsy instead and CT just incase.  I had a core biopsy, instead of fine needle. I was awake during the whole procedure, which wasn’t bad at all.  I felt no pain during it.  I was asking all sorts of questions during the procedure. The tumor did bleed being vascular.  I was told I would have been in a lot of pain if it was attached to nerves which it was not fortunately. I remember the radiologist asking if five samples was enough to another doctor, and I told him take another one, it couldn’t hurt.

Also, I wasn’t sure what to expect during the biopsy. I thought I might have been sedated and not awake.  I found out I would be awake during it, and turned out better than I thought.I am sure biopsies of other locations might hurt, but I am glad that experienced no pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Now I will be playing waiting game for Cytopathology to do their job and provide a better diagnosis.




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