Good news, there was nothing in the other area so am booked in for wide local excision a week on Monday along with removal of some lymph nodes...then at least rads, maybe more. So no mastectomy for the moment.
Bad news is I definitely have to stop my HRT (had hysterectomy and BSO last year) so menopause here i come.
thanks to everyone for your supportive comments. It means the world.
Di x x
Just to say hi and to let you know i'm crossing everything for you for the test results. Believe me you will be on the round of treatment before you know it and the waiting game will seem like a distant memory.
Thinking of you. S x
Sorry you had to join us, but be assured that everything that others above have told you, is correct. Keep posting, there are so many of us and the best thing is that we all really understand one another - if you know what I mean?
Anyway, sending you possitive thoughts, hope all goes well for you, let us know.
Best wishes C xxx
Your head must be all over the place, I know how I felt waiting for results. The waiting is definitely the worst.
I was diagnosed end Sept, I went with one 'suspicious' site and another was found which was so small even my surgeon struggled to 'find' it.
I now consider myself fortunate that this was picked up on ultrasound, have had 2 Taxotere chemotherapy then rads to follow.
You will get loads of support from the wonderful people on this site,there is always someone to talk to.
Had more biopsies today, this time mammogram assisted ones. Feel a bit shaky to be honest, it wasn't nice at all. Get the results tomorrow evening.
Its the waiting game.......aghhhhhhh
Sorry to hear of your diagnosis
Your right one day at a time is the best way to try to deal with it....though sometines its easier said than done!!
So many different things will be running through your head.
There is always someone on here to talk to though.
Good advice I was given just after my diagnosis (in April aged 39 with children 4 and 2) was not to read too far ahead, on these forums or elsewhere, just read about the bit you are going through at the time, otherwise it can get overwhelming. It was good advice, there is a lot to get your head around. You will feel better when you know what you are dealing with.
Thank you all so much! Its so nice to get all your positive comments. Just trying to take it one day at a time at the moment but myy head is all over the place!
Will keep posting....and thanks, your words mean so much, as you well know
Di x x
Hi Dizzydi,I was diagnosed just before Christmas as well so this time of year always brings back memories! I've got my 5yr checkup next Thursday - and how the time has flown! Mine was triple negitive with node involvement.I had a lumpectomy and aux clearance followed by 4xfec,4xtax and 25 doses of radio.Best of luck with your treatment.I surprised myself by sailing through mine- hopefully you will too!
I'm Carole, am 34 yrs old with 3 children, 13, 8 and 4. I have very recently been diagnosed with BC. I have to have a masectomy on Friday 19th December, day after my Birthday. All I can say is that when I found out I wasn't particularly shocked. I had a bleed from the nipple on 27th October, I remember this as it was half term week, anyway I knew it wasn't normal to have a bleed, so I told myself if it was still bleeding the next day then I would go to my GP, thank god it was still bledding, because it wasn't until I saw my GP that he found a lump, but thought it was just a cyst, 2 weeks later on antibiotics he then deceided to send me to the breast clinic, and the rest is history, as they say. What I wasn't expecting was the fact that I would have to have a masectomy. That day was the worst day of my life, I had my cry allllllll day alllllll night, then I got up the next morning and haven't cried since, apart from being a little tearful yesterday at my daughters dance class when my friend who I hadn't seen since I found out, gave me a big cuddle. I feel ok, and now just want my op over and done with. This site is amazing, whenever you just feel like typing away, need some advice I have always said the people on this site are great. I wish you all the best, and good luck
Your head must be all over the place, so sorry to hear your diagnosis.
I also have just finished my "journey", chemo, mastectomy and radiotherapy, I am now on Herceptin.
The one thing I have learned is that nothing has been as bad as I thought it was going to be, also try very hard to take just one day at a time, if you do it is so much easier to cope with.
All the treatment I have had was do able, and I have met the most AMAZING people to whom I will be forever grateful.
I agree with Anthi the waiting is the worst part, it certainly was for me.
Good luck with your appointment next week, I will keep my fingers crossed for you!!
Hello. Very sorry to read about your diagnosis - especially at this time of year. I was diagnosed 2 years ago just before Christmas so I know just how you feel. Welcome to the site. This site is wonderful and you'll find lots of information and support here.
Everyone understands about feeling scared - we've all been there. Most people find that once they start treatment - actually doing something about the cancer - they feel a bit better. The waiting is the worst part.
Good luck for your appointment next week. Let us know what happens and about your treatment.
Hi there Dizzydi,
I just wanted to say hello and sorry you have had to join us and really sorry you are starting at this time of year. I was diagnosed last year on xmas eve so really feel for you. You will find loads of great advice, words of wisdom and support from some great ladies and men in here.
My journey on the scale of things wasnt too bad, lumpectomy, clear nodes, radiotherapy, tamoxifen and zoladex injections went back to work after 2 and half months and so far so good. I have my first year mammogram 2nd Feb.
I found the waiting the worse thing and thats why I wanted to just pop in and say hello. I dont post much these days but I remember how scared I was this time last year and wanted you to know you arent out there alone.
Love and luck to you. S x
I had a mammogram during a health assessment at work. It cam back with 2 suspicious areas, have had biopsies and have breast cancer in one site. Jury is still out for the other, have to have a mammogram assisted biopsy next week.Result will say whether I need lumpectomy or mastectomy.
Just wanted to say hi. And I'm scared. I have read a lot of posts, will keep reading avidly.
x x x