So good to hear from you and that you are doing well, I am a year past surgery now as well and life is back to normal for me xxx
Hi WelshMam, my dad's nearly 90, so I found it really difficult telling him about my bc, especially now that I'm having chemo. He's coping with it ok though, although obviously doesn't like the thought of me being poorly xx
Hi WeshMam, so sorry you find yourself in this place. You must still be feeling that horrible sickening feeling when you hear you've got cancer. We've all been there and initially the worst part is not knowing what will happen next because they haven't got all the information yet. The biopsy results will confirm what sort of cancer you have (although they already seem to think it is the common sort, which is a good thing) and what Grade it is. Based on that they will then be able to tell you the recommended treatment plan. At this stage it is all like a foreign language - I didn't know the difference between Grade and Stage initially -so when you go for the biopsy results take someone with you if you can as a second pair of ears, or at the least take a notepad and pen so you can write things down, and don't be afraid to ask any questions if you don't understand what they are telling you. It can all seem like a bit of a blur at first, though they should send you home with LOADS of information booklets.
It is really positive that they reassessed your mammogram and played safe with doing biopsies rather than sending you off happily thinking everything was alright. What they know about they can treat successfully, and now it is picked up they can get on with treating it. Be reassured that breast cancer is one of the more easily treated of cancers as there are many treatment options depending on your particular diagnosis.
This horrible limbo stage is the worst but when you know your treatment plan you will feel more in control. Do use this forum for advice and support and let us know how you get on.xxx