Thanks for all your support Songbird - glad you were there to hold my hand. Can move on now but there'll always be a lingering doubt.
Love and hugs - wishing you strength and courage on your journey.
Just to let you know that it was good news today, no changes on mammogram and ultrasound supported this - hormonal changes 🙂 Apparently, even though I've had my ovaries removed, my body still produces ER/PR 😞
Since my appointment I've thought of another question (typical) - prior to having bc in other breast I had several cysts (all hormonal); does this mean this latest hormonal change is the precursor for cancer in this breast?
Sums it up really - there's no 100% guarantee on any front with this disease. Heigh ho.
Thank you everyone for your support, my bc friends. Once again you've been there at a crucial time.
Love and hugs
Been trying to keep busy at work and just need to get through the weekend before I have my appointment at the Breast Unit on Monday morning. Time's dragging soooooo slow. How're you doing?
Songbird and GBC - thank you for your replies and support. I have an appointment at the breast clinic on 27.4.15 for triple assessment. Already been there and done that 7 years ago. In a very weird way I'm glad another lump has appeared - at least I can stop checking and feel vilified that I knew it was going to come back. I think I'm deranged where bc is concerned 😕
Saw my GP yesterday who had a good rummage round my boob. She could feel what I was concerned about but thought it more glandular than malignant. Anyway, due to bc history, I've been referred on a cancer 2 week wait to the Breast Unit - my appointment is Monday 27th April, 9 am. Ho hum, back to the waiting game. They say patience is a virtue but I'm not very virtuitous 😉
Thank you Songbird68
GP appt is Wed 15th April. Can't come soon enough but know it could bring life changing news.
Best wishes everyone xx
I'm on the forum for the first time but second time with bc.
First bc was 22 years ago (age 29). Wle, node sample infected, radio and chemo (wasn't given any info on size, grade, type or what the chemo treatment drugs were).
Second bc I'm wle, sn, er+, her 2-. About to start radio again. No chemo this time but tamoxifen. I'm just post menopause.
The worry of the recall, more tests, waiting for surgery and waiting for results was bad bad bad. I don't know if having been through it all before made it worse but it certainly brought back some traumatic memories from years ago.
But, so many things have changed and for the better since 1992 that it had been a totally different journey. I'm sure you will notice some positive changes from 7 years ago.
Fingers crossed that all turns out well for you. This may have changed but the waiting is still the worst bit.
Been a long time since I've been on this wonderful site but now I'm here again looking for support. I'm 7 years post IDC ER/PR+ve, HER2-ve . WLE, XRT, Zolodex, Tamoxifen for 10 years - 3 years left. I've found thickening and 2 lumps in my other breast and now waiting to see my GP. Thought I could deal with another primary or recurrence if/when it happened but I've totally gone to pieces thinking it's back - far worse than the first time.
Anyone out there facing/faced the same predicament?