Well you have done absolutely the right thing by going to your GP and getting referred to the breast clinic so that they can check it out for your own peace of mind. Just because you have found a lump does not mean that it is cancer, there are lots of other benign breast conditions that it could be. You can read on here all the ladies who have been in the same place as you and it has turned out not to be cancer.
You should get your appointment date for within the next two weeks, but if it comes through very soon please do not worry it does not mean anything ominous just that they have a slot available early.
I know it is easier to say, but try to distract yourself, which I would imagine with 3 kids that is not difficult to do. Just come on here whenever you need to and you will get loads of help and support
Sending you hugs
Thanks for your kind words, I did speak to BC nurse today and she did put my mind at ease. She said although I thinks its multiplying by the minute, it doesnt grow as fast as I imagined. So glad your nodes were clear, you must be feeling more positive, its nice to read some good news xxx
Thanks for the response, your bravery and encouragement helps me feel more at ease.. All my love and best wishes, thankyou xx
You've got the strength already loulou, you just don't realise it right now, but you will.
Thank you for your response, i hope i can find the strengh as you have. It feels such a shock at our ages but its good to talk to people alike. I hope you continue with your strengh and tbh I think your amazing... Big hugs and love, loulou xxx
Hi loulou I couldn't not reply when I read your post. I found my lump days before my 40th birthday last September, I have two girls 11 and 12. I can really understand how scared and devastated you are, as I'm sure many others on here can too. The waiting is the worst thing, waiting for results, waiting for ops, waiting for appointments.
I'm nearly 4 months on now, lumpectomy followed by another little op to clear margins, and now nearly half way through my chemo and a bit of radiotherapy to look forward to after. It's scary now, but you will start to put things into perspective and your mind will settle in time, and you will soon start to feel much more in control.
We were just really honest with our girls. We told them that I had a lump, it was cancer, and that I'd be having an operation and strong drugs to make sure it didn't come back. It was the hardest thing having to tell them but such a relief when we did. They had a sense that something was wrong but took the news well after the obvious questions. If your boys are seeing you upset they might feel relieved to know what it is that is making mummy so sad. We've also promised our girls that we will tell them everything as it happens and they can ask us anything rather than sat worrying. They hardly ask anything, but I think that's because they trust that we tell them the truth.
You are strong enough to deal with this. You will find some amazing strength from somewhere you didn't know existed! Your kids will keep you busy and focused, and you will laugh and smile again. You hang in there, we are all behind you.
Lots of love XxxXxx
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Thank you for your response, are times are very similar then. I hope all goes well tomorrow I will be thinking of you. Just being on here and realizing we are not alone seems to have calmed me a little. My boys are 9 and 11 so are aware Im a little upset. I've told them both im a bit poorly and need an operation to get better and I may be a little poorly afterwards. Would you mind me asking how you have addressed it with your kids xxxx
I felt a lump in my breast on New Years Eve, I put it to the back of my mind until 2nd January and attended an appointment that day. My Doctor advised me after examination to wait for my next period and then come back if lump was still there. I really felt uneasy with this as a just knew the lump was something wrong... I was told she would refer me but this would take two weeks, in a panic a asked for a private appointment and was seen that evening. At my appointment my consultant advised me he was 75% sure the lump was not sinister but would see me on the following Monday. I was relieved somewhat but could feel a burning in my chest which was niggleing me. At my appointment at the hospital on the Monday I had the triple test and was told unfortunately the lump on the ultrasound appeared to be cancerous. I was devastated and shocked and extremely scared. I returned home and was told to come back on Wednesday for results of biopsy. I was told the cells are cancer and cannot remember much more apart from the ultrasound did not show anything in my lymph nodes but this is only 60% accurate. I was told my course of treatment will be an operation to remove my lump and two nodes to check. This is due in two weeks, is this the normal time to wait from biopsy? My feelings today have been devastation, fear, panic, guilt for my two boys. I am scared about treatments and also not being strong enough to cope. I realise these feelings may be normal but this does not stop my fear in the pit of my stomach. I know I need to be stronger and would appreciate any advice from anyone going through something similar as although my family and friends are being great I do feel isolated. Thanks for any replies xxx