Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Become a Vampire or Fine Needle Biopsy????

If you asked me that this morning I'd say become a vampire. Today I had a fine needle biopsy on my neck for a recheck of a goiter. I knew what to expect (or so I thought)since I had one last year and I was excited because they said I'd only have two needles instead of four that I had last time. Keep in mind while the needle is being inserted you're not allowed to talk or swallow.

I was SOOOOO wrong. The first needle resulted in no cells being removed. Of course it feels like someone is stabbing you in the neck. Then the second needle goes in and the sample is too small. The third one (it felt like it was in my neck forever)did result in a big enough sample according to the doctor.

I think I'd rather be transformed into a vampire. (Can you tell I've finally read the Twilight series?) The bonuses to becoming a vampire:

1. Sparkly diamond skin (who wouldn't want that?) in the sun.
2. No need for sleeping (think of all the books you can read and chores get done and no falling asleep while you watch a movie)
3. No doctors, no going to the bathroom, no need to eat
4. Forever staying young
5. No big illnesses
6. Seeing so much more of history.

Yep - fine needle biopsy or vampire - I choose vampire.

1 comment:

lisaschaos said...

I've only had one needle biopsy and it was in my chest area (near the lung) - it was actually much simpler than I had feared. I don't think I'd want the neck thing though. Hope all is good results!