Arthritis Support - Susan's Story Video

Susan Jacobs shares if it helps to befriend other women with Arthritis.
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Susan: The needle biopsy was really scary. I’m not a needle person so I have a lot of fears about having not done. But I went in lying on the table and my doctor was fabulous. He was so kind and reinsuring and talked to me through the whole thing. They gave me a little—just like that and then after the local, you know, I didn’t look. But you know, then they—I think they used a bigger needle that they can draw the—part of the stuff from I guess, part of the tumor. And all the while, they’re doing an ultrasound and they’re looking on the screen to be able to see you know, where it was. And you know, after local, it really wasn’t too bad. I mean, it’s—I just was initially more scared about it than it really was. And when I came home, I had just had fake nails put on for the first time like a couple of weeks ago, acrylic nails. And when they take them off to put—on, that really hurt and I said to myself, “Girl, that was a lot more painful than the needle biopsy.” So you know, take it from their perspective. It’s a little painful but it wasn’t as bad as my mind have made it out to be.

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