Re: scared to death
I was feeling just how you are a few weeks ago before I had my FNA. I came here for encouragement and received advice. I was also told by my doctor that it wouldn't be numbed before the procedure. I was made aware on this board of the numbing cream. Well, much to my surprise, when I went to have it done, the doctor who was doing the FNA told me they do numb it with a shot of novicane type stuff. That completely put me at ease. The novicaine stung a little, but not too bad. The procedure itself was a little uncomfortable at times but really manageable and didn't take all that long-maybe 20 minutes?. I don't know what it would have felt like not being numb. If you go in and demand it to be numbed, then I would think they can't refuse that to you. I hope you feel a little more at ease. I think the majority of people I have talked to feel the same way-A little uncomfortable, but no biggy. Good luck and let us know how it goes.