I'm so relieved for you that everything looks benign, but can understand your emotions. It's hard not to think about the likelihood of malignancy and I think any breast scare seems to take over your mind until you have results. I can empathise with your flatness but am glad you're feeling better now. Fingers crossed the biopsy results will confirm everything. x
I thought I should update this thread for the benefit of people who search the forum in the future!
I had my Breast Clinic appointment. The ladies were all lovely and they explained what they were doing, and showed me on the ultrasound screen. They found a lot of cycsts in my left breast ( that I had no idea were there!) and the lump in my right breast they think is a far necrosis (like bruised fat, I think). They found another area in my right breast which they think is a firbroadenoma. All areas are benign 🙂 They took a few biopsies to be certain, and I get the results in just over a week.
I felt ecstatic when I left the appointment, massive relief, but by the time I got home I felt quite flat, and I spent 3 or 4 days with yo-yoing emotions. I think it took my brain a few days to process things, which made me feel really daft- I should be happy and get on with life, since my news was good.
Beating myself up about how I was feeling didn't help;-) I am feeling a lot better now, quite calm. I think I just needed to give myself some time to readjust to the new (better) situation.
I didn't want to post about how I was feeling at the time, because it seemed tactless to the amazing and brave people who had received bad news, but I think it might be helpful for people in this position in the future to read about. I had to remind myself that I don't contrl my emotions as much as I think I do! It is not my faut that I feel however I feel! That mindset helped!
This is quite an exhausting rollercoaster and we all need to be as kind to ourselves as we are to each other!
Thanks for all the support, I will post my results when I get them!
Thank you for the welcome!
It's okay- Rach, Rachel, either are fine 🙂
I have a date 🙂 I'm due at the clinic on Wednesday at 10.20. Not too long to wait! I am trying to be positive, but realisitic, I'm not sure it is possible LOL! I have stopped trying to second guess the results (for now 😉 ).
I am thinking that I should tell a few close family members. Not looking farward to that!
I am new to the forum. I have been reading some of the posts and decided it was time to post, myself!
I thought I found a lump in my right breast about 3 months ago. I couldn't always find it , and I couldn't get my husband to find it so I decided to monitor it for a while. I had read online that some lumps can be hormonal so I decided it would be sensible to wait for a month, so I could tell if it changed over my cycle. I gradually got better at finding it and got used to it. A couple of days ago I realised that it was my 3rd period, and the lump is easy to find and doesn't change with my cycle so I really needed to go to the doctor. The lump is (i think, with a very rough measure!) 3cm, on the arm side, and not just under the skin. It doesn't hurt, thankfully! It isn't squishy.
I went to the GP yesterday morning and he did quite a thorough investigation and has referred me to the Breast Clinic. He said that it wasn't joined to the muscle, but I don't know if that is good or not! He says if I haven't got an appointment by tomorrow I need to call him.
I am quite scared. I think if it were a cyst, it would have shrunk after 3 months? I have only had a day and a bit of waiting and I think I have gone through more emotions than I have in my entire life!
I hope your journies are going well.