Hi Worried, I'm so pleased you have appointments in place. Although very difficult at this stage it really is unwise to try and second guess diagnosis. The mind can run wild imagining all kinds of things. I was given the advice of staying busy, keeping a journal to write down my fears and trying alternative therapies. Initially sceptical I am now a convert . I still keep a journal which has proved useful for every part of my journey. Massages have also been useful as a method of alleviating pain and promoting rest. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for a successful outcome. X
The golden rule is don't google! Not easy I know but the people who tend to post on forums are those in need of help and not the ones who get the all clear as they often don't report back which is why you only see the negatives posts, it doesn't mean there is never good news!
Being in limbo is awful but it's a necessary part of the process and if the MRI flags up anything that needs to be biopsied then that will mean more waiting, Im not trying to stress you further but forewarned is forearmed.
You have your MRI referral now so hopefully it won't be too long, it's not going to be easy but you will get through it Xx Jo
You are not being self absorbed love this is a really frightening time for you, not knowing and speculating is in some ways harder than getting an actual diagnosis in my experience.
As you already have an appointment at the clinic I would focus on that as they will refer you for an MRI if they feel you need one, things will happen quickly if they need to and you won't be left having to sort it out yourself.
Hiyer Worried......have you kept hold of the one GP appointment that you have made for two weeks time, incase you don't get one earlier? I guess the nurse might have called you by now....I do hope so...and had a chat with you about referral. I agree with what Jobey said - I started off privately for my first two appointments and then transfered back to the NHS as their support network was better, and timescales not dissimilar to the private route.
Hi, I'm sorry you are having to deal with this worry, you always hope that after an appointment you can walk away with an answer which ever way it swings. This unfortunately doesnt always happen when you go private as anything further needs to be paid for so ladies often end up being reffered back through the NHS. I was going to use my company private health insurance but my GP advised me against it as it's not always the fastest route , turns out I had my lump removed quicker on the NHS than I would have done privately so it was good advise!
You may have to start again and have a clinic referral first before an MRI is done, I know it all seems like such a wait but in reality it does happen pretty quick , try not to run too far ahead of yourself and imagine the worst as further tests could come back clear but it's best to get it checked out or you will never rest.