Hi again. What a day - after about 5 hours sleep last night. Consultant was running a bit late and sitting in outpatients was a bit of a nightmare. We live in a small community and you can bet you will bump into someone you know in a place like that. And nearly did - had to hide behind OH, as just didn't want to chat.....
Anyway - really kind and clear consultant explained that the breast clinic had sent a one and half page report on the stereo biopsy which basically said .... it might be DCIS but we're not sure! Report was 'non-diagnostic' - they just couldn't tell from the tissue sample they got. So - recommendation is that I have a wire localisation. We then had a discussion about this and about DCIS in general, and how depending on what wire localisation shows, it might lead to WLE.
So - I'm going for the wire localisation but not until next month, after holidays & a long-planned work commitment are over. Consultant quite OK with this, especially as she thinks if it is confirmed as DCIS, its likely to be low grade. OK, its not over yet, but I feel much calmer and in control. I thought it might be DCIS, and it might well be - but it doesn't sound as if its running riot, at least not yet. So - another long trip to the breast clinic & regional hospital to look forward to - and a general anaesthetic apparently. Due to where we live, this will mean some travelling and probably a night or two in the hospital - but thats life.
I'm going to stick around this Forum and website, because its been a real godsend this last couple of weeks. No matter how much I thought I knew (having been recalled before) - when the chips are down, you need reliable up-to-date information and the support of others who know what you are going through.
ThinLizzie - really pleased with your news. We were driving into town at around 1030 this morning, and I was holding your hand, you can count on that. Keep in touch.
love to all xxx