Thanks for replying Ann. Am soldering on till Wednesday. Confided in one dear friend who had a scare a year ago (lump which was benign) who is extremely supportive and building up to telling my boss on Monday as I need time off and can’t lie about it as we have a huge yearly event on Wednesday so I need to explain why I can’t be there. I’m hoping she can keep it to herself as she can’t normally hold her water!
My husband will be with me on Wednesday and we are both trying hard to be positive. It really is awful as I have convinced myself of a cancer diagnosis and have been imagining all sorts with rehearsing how to tell stepkids, parents, my lovely brother who will be on his well deserved hols, two close pals both recently lost parents. I am a planned and organised person so have gone into that mode! However, not much longer to wait now x
Hi Mum of 3
im in the same boat as you. Went to GP on 20th after finding thickening about 6 months ago that I thought would disappear. On HRT for 3 years following hysterectomy. I now have mammogram on 9th and clinic appointment on 10th. How did you get on ? Do you have any idea on result times? Fingers crossed for you. The waiting is utter torture xx
Hiya, I'm sorry you have this worry but please be reassured that the majority of lumps are harmless.
At the clinic they do a physical exam followed by a mammogram depending on your age then an ultrasound. Often this is all that is needed to be able to send you away with the all clear but if there is something they cannot dismiss they will do a biopsy which will be a week or two wait for a result.
I won't deny this wait is pretty brutal but if you have to deal with it you will as we all have and we will always be here to help you through but hopefully it won't come to that, please let us know how things go tomorrow X Jo