great news. I am hoping for same with some of my upcoming tests
Thank you so much Evie, such lovely kind words as always 💗
Yes that's a good idea, I think I will consider giving them a call and I'm wondering if for my own well being they will consider putting it in writing or email. I've read that most calcifications are benign but I dont think I can take the " ultimate news" particularly well..so I'm going to ask for it in writing, even if its relayed to my doctors that's better than having to go to the hospital again ( for me that is!)
I hate not being in control Evie, I'm an investigator as an occupation and usually im the one sitting the otherside of the table!! so its partly feeling that vulnerbility on my part even though I know they are there to help.me!! Today was different as they had gadjects poking and prodding me which took the pressure off me ( to a degree!).
Also i had a titanium clip put in but only learned from this site that its because calcifications cannot be felt and if I do need surgery they can then locate it easily, I'm assuming I will have surgery, but I'm not thinking the worst case scenario either, they seem to know what they are doing at my clinic, they new straight away it was a calcification and could also see it on the US. They know exactly what the case is and I have faith in them, even though they didn't ask me if I wanted a biopsy and a metal chip in me 😂 they just did it because they know what they are doing or planning. My thoughts, fears really are irrelevant... I have every faith in what they are doing so far. And under the Covid circumstances I feel very privileged to have this degree of investigations as they could well be saving my life 💗
My life has revolved around stones!! My husband thinks I'm just one big old stalegtite !!
Hi Bluecat - thank you for coming back to update us all. Even while you have been nervous about your own appointment I’ve noticed the great support you have been giving others who are at a similar stage 😊
Sorry to hear that you are sore after the biopsy - they are horrible aren’t they, but a necessary evil and the pain shouldn’t last long. I found painkillers sorted the pain.
I had a face to face appointment after my biopsy, but I don’t know what the procedure is in these Covid times. Why don’t you give one of the breast care nurses at your hospital a call to find out?
As you said yourself, the team always like to be absolutely certain they haven’t missed anything, which is why they do so many tests. I really hope you get your results and reassurance very soon.
Hugs, Evie xx
Hi, just wanted to say thank you so much for all your lovely responses 😘 ladies you are truly amazing 💗
So today went ok, I was told that they could see a calcification on my right breast which is the area thats been bothering me...ironically not where its prickly to the touch. So I wonder if this has bee just picked up on the off chance and that the prickling is hormone related...
The ultrasound confirmed the calcification too as he could clearly see this and to make sure its nothing else to be concerned about i had a biopsy to rule out anything else as im assuming they need to make sure its definitely a calcification i guess.
I must admit had I of been told about the biopsy process in the first place you probably would have dragged me there as i certainly did not like that part!!
I'm going to need some pain killers tonight! 😩
It was a relief to hear that there was no tumours, but I still have this awful.feeling that something isn't quite right and im still on this roundabout?
The only weird funny side to this is that my body likes making pearls 📿🦪 as I had a gall bladder removal 2 years ago and I had a stone stuck, maybe I was a pearl glam in previous life 🙈so had an awful procedure to get rid of that!! Plus I've had calcium deposits elsewhere in my body 😬.
But I must not forget that calcifications can either be pre cancerous or still cancerous so im not out of the woods yet otherwise they wouldn't have done the biopsy.
Also, could I have some advice from anyone thats had a biopsy if you have to go in for your results, its just that I would prefer it in a letter..is it standard to have to come in as they seemed adamant it will be a face to face appointment and that I will get a letter?
This part i am not looking forward too and not so confident ss the biopsy is a final assessment and I will be bricking it 😟