Westie waiting totally sucks, should be on a t shirt. One thing I've learnt is that every health authority seems to do things a bit differently. I was told on the day of the appointment what they thought and then got formal results 4 days later. Others are being told nothing for a week or two and it indicates nothing at all. At least you've got the bulk of your wait out of the way 'cause I know how stressful it is.
Great to hear you feel fine at the moment & you should live in the moment. I have the same attitude nothing has changed sine you found it just we know a little more but not the whole picture. have a good day and remain positive.
That is such a long time to wait for your results and I understand your anxieties. Why not ring your GP in the morning and see if you can find out sooner or the hospital for an earlier appointment/a cancellation if one becomes available. The waiting is the hard part and your mind plays tricks upon you. I found the middle of the night to be the most difficult, as everything is magnified. Try to remain positive, I know it is easier said than done but remember that more biopsies come back non malignant than malignant. keep in touch with us all for support and let us know if you manage to get seen sooner. Best of luck with your results.
We'll appointment is done and GOOD NEWS. The mammogram and ultrasound was clear. It seems that I had a bruise on my breast when I went for my screening mammogram and the blood inside the bruise was what made the dense area which then looked very suspicious. The staff were wonderful and the doctor showed me the original mammogram and the one I had today and the suspicious area was gone. The ultrasound confirmed the bruise was resolving. So ladies, please take heart, just because you are recalled does not mean cancer. Easier said than done I know, but I wanted to let you know that all is not doom and gloom. . Please let me know how you have got on with your various appointments. I have been thinking of you all.
I'm in Weds after finding a lump and seeing my GP on Weds, I am very grateful that the 2 week wait isn't going to be that long. I kind of forgot about the appointment as the antibiotics my GP gave me "just in case" made me awfully sick before the weekend. Not recommended but useful as now I am not being sick all I can think of are the what-ifs.
For ladies with the max 2 week wait is it worth asking about a different clinic? I live between 2 hospitals and my GPs surgery always look at both and offer me the choice. Not breat related but when I had gynae issues there were several weeks difference in the dates from one to the other.
Good luck to everyone with appointments this week.
Hi Juliem, I came across these threads tonight, as I sit wide awake for the fifth night. I found a lump last Wednesday and managed to get a GP appt same day. He referred me instantly and my breast clinic appt is Tuesday. The waiting is awful! I can't sleep properly, my head is all over the place and I feel completely vulnerable. Never before has something made me this anxious...despite knowing it's likely to be benign. I think when we have too much time to consider the possibilities, our imaginations run wild!
Good luck with your tests, I hope it all goes well. Same to anyone else out there who is waiting. X
Thank you ladies. I appreciate it, sometimes the not knowing is worse than knowing. Fingers crossed ( and everything else) for us all x x
Hi Julie, This waiting in limbo stage is just awful and I can remember the feelings of terror so clearly still!
Most recalls are fine so try not to convince yourself it's going to be bad news because it's likely not to be, mine was a referral via my GP after I found a lump but the waiting for an appointment at clinic bit was pretty brutal. I can tell you though although I was diagnosed things were nothing like I was imagining, try not to get ahead of yourself and just focus on getting to weds and take things from there if you need to Xx Jo
I had a mammogram a year ago as part of a health screen provided by my employers and it was all clear. As I have left the company, I took up the invitation for a mammogram on the NHS as I thought I had better get onto the screening program. I was called back as apparently there is a suspicious area on my left breast. On the one hand I am terrified that it will be cancer, but then I think, will the last one was only a year ago and that was clear. I am not sleeping, I am thinking and overthinking possible outcomes. I go for my appointment on Wednesday and am counting down the hours.