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poppyjasper
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Re: Feeling alone

Sorry, I meant "the" consultant, shouldnt think it was the same one necessarily!!

poppyjasper
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Re: Feeling alone

Nicole I can totally sympathise, I saw that consultant and he was not very reassuring and so myself and my GP are not happy. Now I have to go back again for a biopsy that they should have done the first time. If you arent happy, I would say go back and at the very least get a firm diagnosis. My personal opinion is that if they dont know what it is, they dont necessarily know what it isnt either.

Good luck, I hope that the original diagnosis is right

Lynnette
xx

Nixxy23
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Re: Feeling alone

Hello

Well I got my results back on Weds, but I still don't really feel sure...The consultant said that my biopsy came back fine and that my lump is just hormonal, that was pretty much it, the lump is pretty large and it very hard, I asked if it needed to be removed but he said no just leave it

I also asked him to check something else as I have another pea size lump in the same breast further up (which I dont think was there when I had he ultra sound), he felt it and said that it feels the same in the other breast..but it doesn't, there is thickening but no small lump in the other breast

Sorry to go on, am I just being paranoid? Am just concerned as I came away not really feeling like I had been reassured

Thankyou
Nicole
xx

Heidi1
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Re: Feeling alone

Best of luck with those results, sorry to hear you had a mare with your biopsy. I'm seeing my cons on the 14th oct with my new lump, hopefully just a cyst this time.

Everything crossed for you, babe, take it easy...

Heidi x

tracylouisa
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Re: Feeling alone

Hi nixxy23,

Glad you are feeling ok it is a strange thing to have done just hope it is all well i have had one done a few weeks back got my results they don`t know what it is at all. just take it easy and take painkillers as and when you need them please try to take it easy i didn`t and made mine bleed a bit. sleeping isn`t very easy but it gets better good luck with it all hope its fine best wishes.

Tracy x x

curtainqueen
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Re: Feeling alone

Hi Nicole,
take heart in the fact they are making you wait a week, in a way it's good as if they are REALLY worried they do more on the day etc. So best of luck with it all( and the waiting), it's very difficult.
Let us all know how you get on?
Best wishes
Gillian

Nixxy23
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Re: Feeling alone

Hey All

Well I had my biopsy this morning...not totally what I expected (probably something to do with a trainee doctor!!) but I am feeling ok at the moment

I have an appointment next Wednesday for the results, so now just waiting..but am feeling way more positive than I was after the ultrasound last week, at that time I could not see beyond being told the worst and almost saw that as being "the end", so at least I am feeling better within myself, so thankyou

Nicole 🙂 xx

adejude
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Re: Feeling alone

Have you got a Breast Carer Nurse?
If so, chat to her about your concerns.
Mine has been with me all the way and with her and the supoort I have received on this site, I have worried less and less.

Nixxy23
Member

Re: Feeling alone

Hey guys...wasn't going to log back on before Tuesday but here I am!!
I am amazed at how brilliant this site is, how kind everyone is and reading other peoples stories has made me feel a bit stronger already

I feel ok about the procedure of the biopsy itself, its just those results and hearing the words that everyone dreads I guess...

Will be back Tuesday to give you an update
Thanks so much
Nicole
xxx

Heidi1
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Re: Feeling alone

Hi there,

You are having the best thing done, its better to be sure of whats going on. I'm 27 and now on my 4th lump. I had 3 removed and thankfully they were only Fibroadenoma, a non-cancerous tumour. I'm waiting to see the gp again re: my 4th, not taking any chances.

The biopsy is uncomfortable rather than painful. The bra idea is a good one. I've now had 3 core biopsies and 3 lumpectomy ops, if I can do it 3 times, you can do it once!

The worst thing in all of this is the waiting and the unknown, its awful. Try not to read or research too much until you have your diagnosis, you will scare yourself silly. Keep busy and try to stay positive. If you do get the worst news, there is help, support and advice available. Treatment is incredibly successful, more and more women are surviving this terrible disease.

We all go to pieces, I have done and sure I will again when it comes to the biopsy stage... you will have a great support network here, I needed this site so much last yr, it helped me through my lowest points. Fingers are crossed for you, please keep us posted on your progress!!

Hxx

magsi
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Re: Feeling alone

Hi Nixxy
Sorry you have to join us but welcome.
Its quite a scarry time when you are waiting for tests and / or the results of tests.
So many things go through your mind, especially in the early hours of the morning. I used to wake up with tears running down my face.
Your family and friends mean well but they are not where you are now so they will find it very difficult to know what is like.
Be reassured in that what you are feeling is absolutely normal, most of us have been where you are now, and its not a very nice place.
It is a good idea to keep busy if you can and as tracy says this is a great place to chat to others and to share your feelings.
All the best for Tuesday, keep in touch and let us know how you get on.
Magsi x

tracylouisa
Member

Re: Feeling alone

Hi nixxy23,

Best of luck keep very busy good luck.

Tracy x x

Nixxy23
Member

Re: Feeling alone

Thanks for reassuring me, will try to keep busy over the weekend...will let you know how I get on Tuesday xxx

Sam_BCC
Member

Re: Feeling alone

Hi Nixxy

You might find it helpful to read the BCC booklet about being referred to breast clinic. It can be found by following the link below:-

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk//docs/referral_redesign__final_14_feb_08_0.pdf

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards

Sam
BCC Facilitator

tracylouisa
Member

Re: Feeling alone

Hi nixxy23,

This is one of the best sites that you could have come across they are all so good here. i have just had a biopsy its uncomftable but not painful the best thing you can do is take a non wired bra with you it makes such a diffrence i don`t wear a bra very often but after the biopsy i had one on 24 hours a day and it is so much better. will keep my fingers crossed for you on tuesday just take it easy after. its hard for family to talk about but as i know it all you want to talk about its you whole life at the moment thats why this place is good as you can put all your feelings down. good luck.

Tracyxx

Nixxy23
Member

Feeling alone

Hello, have just stumbled across this site..
I am 29 years old and have just had an appt this week for Ultrasound, turns out I need to go in for a biopsy on Tuesday

My family & very close friends know..but everyone is really positive and probably thinks we don't need to talk about it until we know what it is!?
I am trying to put on a brave face but can't sleep and am starting to think about it more & more during the day

Normally I am a tough cookie, but I am petrified!