I will heed your advice and not Google anything.
my GP was very professional and followed NICE guidelines, but he wasn't very helpful in terms of what to expect at the clinic, or reassuring (but I guess he has to remain objective).
I will consider taking someone with me for my appointment. Thanks for the advice and reassurance.
i found a sudden painful lump in the lower part of my left breast in November. It was very tender and appeared almost overnight. I first noticed it when I bought a new bra, which was a little ill fitting and the underwire dug into my skin. My lump feels firm and soft? In terms of whether it is moveable. It feels like it slips under my fingers when I press on it.
I thought it may be hormonal, but it has not gone so I went to see my gp last week, he couldn't feel any other
lumps, he referred me to a breast clinic and I have an appointment on Feb 2nd.
I am am trying to remain positive, and not fear the worst.
Does anyone know if I will get the results on the day?
Good news! its as they say, 80 percent of breast lumps are benign, and you are in that happy 80 percent . Stay breast aware and wishing you all the best.
Ashleymil.......I won't say much as will repeat similar to Jobey lol Come back and share, good, bad or indifferent......x
i got the right Tues this time! Thinking of you today - you will be met by some great professionals and believe me - something takes over and you really do just felt some inner strength.
Hi Ashley, you've made it this far and will get through today too! I was on auto pilot on clinic day , felt very bitter towards my hubby for "making "me go and ranted at him all the way there, bless his heart he just let me carry on but once we go there I switched off and got on with it , You will know what's going on today, it may not be the answer you want but nothing is worse than the agony of the past few weeks of waiting and torturing yourself , will be thinking of you and please come back and let us know how you get on , pull up those big girl pants nice and high..you can do this! Xx Jo
Charys I've worked in an office for 14 years typing everyday and I still don't understand what the hell I'm doing!! 🤔😉
Well done, Ashley. Google is a wonderful thing, but the worst possible doctor for self diagnosis!
take care & let us know what happens
Well you two, it wasn't a cat or mouse that caused italics.....it was the leaning letter I just above where Jobey is typing. Press it once it goes italic, press it again and it goes off italic. Mind, I guess the cat could have pressed the 'I' .......ha you two lol! Helena, you do realise that your mouse buttons work from YOU pressing them and not of its own volition. Right ? Lol sorry, back to the thread...
glad and you've got something from the doctor, and have made use of the helpline. You are right, your stress levels will change nothing, and just make you feel ill. Keep talking to us, we will try and calm things if we can for you. That is.....if Helena and Jobey can remember how to type ?
Charys I think in my case just another bit of my sanity slipped away never to return! 😜
Ashley I hope you were able to get to your Gp for some help, the fact that we are here now able to look back and crack a joke about such a horrible time will hopefully reassure that this does get better and if you are diagnosed you will cope! Xx I have no idea why my font had changed!?
Hi, yes speak to your Gp as they will give you something to help, mine put me on a low dose of diazepam and an antidepressant, it's an awful time and you need something to help you get through it, I so feel for you as I can recall those dark days all too well but Next week you will either walk away with the all clear or at least have an idea of what is going on, a diagnosis is not a death sentence I can assure you, I'm almost 2 years on and fighting fit! Keep putting one foot in front of the other love, you are stronger than you think Xx
The waiting is so very difficult - hoping that all will be fine for you. As Charys has said, try to distract yourself - easier said than done. Sleep Tight!
Do you know Ashleymil, I did the same myself ( I didn't know this forum existed then). I spent many many hours looking up every possible likely outcome, even very complex medical articles, based on what I could feel in my breast. I wish somebody had told me not to waste my time and energy, that it simply makes you feel worse and at the end achieves nothing.....as only the clinic visit and proper assessement will do that. Ann says the same, she knows how many people we've said this to 😉
You are in a vacuum now, emotionally and psychologically, with no answers to what the problem might be, as you've not had your clinic visit. A fairly natural human response is to try and find answers, to try to end the misery of the 'not knowing' (the vacuum)....it is such an anxious, frightening time for you waiting I know that....but trust me it will make the roller coaster worse until your appointment in a weeks time. You've already found a yourself that you are veering between a benign cause to horrible and frightening cancer tales. I posted about you avoiding the internet before you even said you were using it to look things up, that's because it is a fairly standard response. I sometimes regret the Internet, not often of course as a massive internet shopper lol, but at times like this when everything is out there to read and search for. In the past we would have not had access to stories to scare us, and information that doesn't really help us. It's a mixed blessing of course, as it means we can educate ourselves too.....but ONLY when we have had a real life person check our personal and individual set of symptoms and do any tests that are necessary to diagnose.
The best you can do now is to try and distract yourself, do as many normal life things as you can and remember that life will continue....I assure you of that....after your appointment no matter what the clinic say they think the cause of your symptom is. Everyone here is testament to that!
Seriously, your doctor said it was 'terrible news'? Honestly, if that's his/her exact wording, then he/ she ought to go on a bedside manner course! What a totally daft thing to say with no expert check done, or ultrasound etc. Fortunately for us on here who do have or have had breast cancer in the past, even that is no longer the 'terrible news' it once was. I know this is frightening for you, but honestly, the timescale of the appointment isn't indicative of anything.....as others have said....you have to be seen within two weeks if a distinct lump is found, according to NICE guidelines. Stay around and chat with us, whenever you need whilst waiting. X