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Found lump.. been referred

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clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Hi Annie...
I know exactly how you feel!
My appointment is on Tuesday which will be 13 days from when I saw the Dr regarding my lump.. the first lump ive ever found. The waiting has been a roller coaster.
Im hoping you hear good news at your clinic appointment xxx
Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Hi Annie,

 

To answer in turn:

1 - No I didn't have a biosy, just an FNA. Alhtough another forum member went today, she had examination & Ultrasound only (told hard tissue) but no mamogram or FNA, so each clinic is different.

Sorry you found the Biopsy last time so painful reading on here it seems to be different per person.

2 - Wish I could tune her out, it is all she wants to talk about when we are alone is how I am feeling, what it felt like , what they did, what colour was the FNA etc etc

3 - Not everyone appears to have a follow up appointment, some people are told the same day.  My belief is if they thought it was cancer then they would have said that day but biopsy results take longer than a day.  Other people are definitely told they won't hear the same day, so it depends on your appointment.

 

Glad my words helped & gave you some support. The people on here are fabulous in that respect.

 

Have a lovely weekend try to not worry too much, however if you need to talk remember we are here.

 

Annie010
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Dear Wheezy!
thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it.
it is tough this waiting game and sometimes it feels isolating, im glad there is support here.
May I ask if you had a core biopsy? I had one last time and was terribly bruised and sore. I wonder if this is common? its worrying me a lot. even thought the nurses packed my bra cup with an ice apck I was still black and blue. 😞

I know what you mean about family but of course she only means well and is naturally worried sick for her daughter, just try to tune out if its bothering you teehee.
Does everyone have a follow up appointment over here? I was under the impression I would be told that same day.
wishing you a great weekend
love from Annie.

Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Annie,

 

So sorry to hear you have all this worry again.  If you ever need to talk (especially with your family so far away) please PM me.

 

I am hopeing to hear mine is fibroadenoma when I go back next week.  I am hopeful & positive.  I struggled last night telling my mum I had found a lump & ben to clinic (wit again very supportive husband) but I could tell she felt let down I didin't tell her 3 weeks ago when I found it.  The reason is she will ask about it everytime I see her now (like last night & today, probab;y tomorrow too) so in a way you are fortunate that your family aren't around to remind you every time you see them.  (That's meant to be positive, so please don't take the wrong way).

 

Sorry to hear you have been throught it before, but sending you positive thoughts & hugs.

 

Let me know if I can help

Cheers

Wheezy

Annie010
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Hi ladies. i am also new here and following your thread.
I fould a lump in my breast and have till the 11th march to wait for breast clinic so i will have well and truly dug my own grave by then. gah im so nervous. I have generalised anxiety disorder and my family and friends live on the other side of the world so i only have my (very busy but loving) husband as support.

I am 39 yrs old and had a fibroadenoma diagnosed 6 years ago. this lump feels very similar. i hope this is a positive sign it is not more sinister. After already experiencing the three tests last time, i can safely say im not really keen to repeat. anyways, i wish you all well and am here to help with support and hugs. Will take same in return. 🙂

terrified but sick of waiting now yunno ....

Annie.

clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Thank you!
Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Thanks Clk.  Good luck for your appointment

clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Oh that sounds positive news, albeit confusing too.
Really sorry to hear you have another two weeks to wait but fantastic that they've told you its not bc!
Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Hi Everyone,

 

Back home & confirmed it's not BC but probably a fibroid (mentioned n passing at the end) also that the FNA will say if benign or not, however don't get results of FNA for a fortnight, so can't be confirmed until then.

 

Not sure how I feel as was warned app could be over 3 hrs, was out in 1.5. Was told Hubby would be with me, he wasn't. Was told at ultrasound it was fine but the consultant said still needed FNA. Believed I would find out today what it was - still not sure what it is.  So I think in summary, confusion still ongoing but also with relief, so not bounding off walls, but feeling a little better.

 

Thanks for your support through this.

lizzyg
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Great news Rachel!! Keep thinking good thoughts clk!! X

clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Thank you lizzyg & rachel.
Glad to hear you've both had great news 🙂 x
Rachel1974
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Have been reading this post & just want to wish you ladies lots of luck & hope everything turns out ok for you.
I've just been reassured this morning that I'm fine, thank goodness.
Warm wishes to you all x
lizzyg
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Please ladies try to not panic - I know its hard! I have been to breast clinic three times in the past with various lumps and luckily for me they have all been benign. This is a great forum for info and support from so many brave people.

clk
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My appointment is tues 4th march... seems so long away !
H20
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

great news lizzyg

good luck wheezy

clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Upnorthgirl65
Sorry to hear your news wasn't great ((hugs))
Keep trying to stay positive x
clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Wheezy, best of luck for today! Will be thinking of you!
Please do let us know how you get on x
clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

It really does help during the waiting to read threads on here.. I feel quite prepared for when my appointment date comes through and what to expect. So many positive stories from the wondeful ladies here.
My husband doesn't normally show his emotions but although he tells me everything is going to be fine I do see his worry.
clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Great news lizzyg! Xx
Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Upnorthgirl65

 

Yes you posted correctly, so sorry to hear your news.

Thanks for sharing that the feelings are normal.

Best of luck about your lymph nodes

 

Sending positive thoughts to help you

Upnorthgirl65
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

thats soo terrific!!  happy for you!!

Upnorthgirl65
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i just found out tues that there is a tumor they need to remove so am waiting to see surgeon to remove & check the lymph nodes. Im really scared inside but am well on the outside~ trying to show only positive vibes and its not easy.  I can relate, it is the waiting that is terrible.  Hope you have good news & soon:-) hugs & the best of luck to you:-)  btw i am new & this is my very first post so i hope i posted this correctly.

Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

The fact his eyes filled with tears means he cares & can show his feelings which is great.

 

Sometimes I had decided that I was getting the worst news (thinking prepare for that then I can only be happy), othertimes I chastise myself for being down & not positive - I think this flip/flop of thoughts is quite normal from what I've read.

 

Kids are (I believe, but not having any of my own I don't know) very robust in dealing with bad news/knocks etc. Reading threads on here IF it is the worst the best thing is to be upfront in a way each child can understand & have your husband there so he can take over the qs if you end up crying with them. Allowing everyone to show emotion seems to help people

Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Great news lizzg - hope you are celebrating

lizzyg
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

I have just returned from breast clinic today and had great news!! My lumps are benign breast lumps!! Hope that you ladies still waiting have good news as well xx

clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Meant to add that I feel ok with it for me.. but my worries are for my husband and 3 children. How will they cope if I need treatment. The hubby's eyes filled with fear when I told him I'd been to the Dr's last night 😞
clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Ooh good luck!!
Im hoping my appointment letter doesn't take too long. I've already convinced myself that mine wont be good news but I feel ok with that (at the moment).
Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Hi can
Yes it's tomorrow at 9am. Not long now
clk
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Thank you both.

I don't think I could talk to someone on the phone to be honest.. I've only told my hubby and my sister as I don't feel the need to worry people unnecessarily at this stage.

Ever since finding the lump I've spent hours on hear reading through the posts and realising that everyone seems to feel exactly the same as I am doing right now. 

Wheezy, do you have an appointment date yet?

Wheezy
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Hi clk,

 

I must admint I felt the same, am I being paranoid/wasting time however the worry is now getting to me. I think if they find any lump, you are sent for a referral, it doesn't mean they necessarily think it is BC.

I know this is probably of little comfort but keeping busy really does help.

Feel free to PM me if you want to chat.

Lucy_BCC
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Re: Found lump.. been referred

Hi clk and welcome to the BCC forums

In addition to the support you will soon have here please feel free to call our helpliners to talk through your concerns, lines are open weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2 on 0808 800 6000

I am posting a link to the 'Worried' section of our website where you will find lots of information and our booklet 'Your breast clinic appointment' which you may find helpful:

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/worried?utm_source=promo_content&%3Butm_medium=help_you&%...

Take care
Lucy BCC

clk
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Found lump.. been referred

Hi all,

I'm new here...

Found a lump yesterday.. it's incredibly small like an apple pip, saw Dr today and she's referred me to the breast clinic within the 2 weeks timescale.

I feel such a drama queen but since yesterday I've thought of nothing else. I expected the Dr to say she couldn't feel anything and dismiss it all but the fact she felt it too worried me more.....

This waiting is awful when it could all be unnecessary.. I just keep thinking of my 3 children and my hubby 😞