T-11 days to go...

Hello, everyone


I’m 50 and I had an appointment at the local Breast Unit last Friday morning - consultation and mammogram and ultrasound with core biopsy in both the breast and the lymph node.  Everyone was very lovely and this must be such a tough job to do.  


The ultrasound lady told me I had asymmetrical density and that the lymph node was more enlarged than she would like.  When I saw the consultant at the end of the appointment, she told me it didn’t look very good.  I have my results appointment at 9.30am on 15th September (hence the countdown in the subject line).  


My husband is really cut up but being fantastic.  I am trying to be stoic but keep getting ridiculously tearful thinking about wild dramatic scenarios where I’ve left it all too late and it’s spread everywhere and will I make Christmas and what are the odds of my 12 year old son remembering me because I lost my mum when I was 18 and memories fade. :frowning:  I am usually a really positive person, I hasten to add! 


Anyway.  I wanted to say hi and that it’s comforting to find this forum and know you aren’t on your own. :slight_smile:


Oh, and the consultant asked for my bra size - anyone any idea why?  I think I got the cup size wrong, I was so flustered. :slight_smile:

Hi damara117, 

I am really sorry to hear you are going through this anxious time. I know it can be difficult having to wait for test results and I am sure some of our users will be along to show their support soon. 

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hi damara,
This is the worst time, but you will get through it & thankfully you are getting it sorted out.
Anxiety & the mind going into overdrive, inevitably, goes with the territory so try & see it for what it is.
I wouldn’t know about the bra size query…
do take care
ann x

I hope your follow up was better than you feared it might be. I feel for you as you thought have echoed my own over the last few weeks.

I had the biopsy last Thursday and know that a 2cm lump needs to be removed just waiting now to see if it is cancerous it not.
My husband is lovely but tends to sob which makes things harder to deal with so j did not tell him until I needed too. I was also tearful at the appointment (went in my own) but now just feel numb. The waiting is the worst
if it. Feels like walking in slow motion towards a cliff edge, having no idea how far the drop is.
Please let me know how you got on. Happy to chat if you need to. I think just having someone there who understands what you are going through makes if all a little bit more bareable. My thoughts are with you.