Wire Localization

SURE GLAD SHE DIDN’T HAVE A BATTERY HOOKED UP. I DON’T THINK ON SITE ELECTROPHORESIS (!) WOULD HAVE HELPED EITHER. SHOCKIG.

No Half Measures

Sounds a bit medieval, right?

When I showed up for my pre-surgical appointment, I was told for the first time that a radiologist would be inserted wires in my breast tissue to guide the surgeon in ensuring that she cut precisely and removed both tumors and then weird space in between that looked like it was organizing. A bit too late for me to suggest any other options and I was so overwhelmed at the time that I’m not sure I could have asked anything with any logical thought.

So after the second mammogram of my life (the first was in the midst of the diagnosis), after injecting some lidocaine, the radiologist inserted three different wires (or maybe 4) to mark the tumor and its surroundings so that it could all be removed. Since it was done under ultrasound guidance, I found myself lying on my back, surrounded by three…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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