thanks, i tried but no answer, will check the post and then try again later. not sleepign at all, feel awful, and the pains bad again, which i know is probably a good sign, but im just terrified of if i have to have surgery even if its benign.
Lizzy phone your GP surgery and ask them either to chase it up and ring you back or,better still.to give you the relevant number so you can do it.
Good Luck,love Vx
Hi Lizzy100 - just give them a call - no need to wind yourself up with the worry - give them a call and see what is what. They wont mind.
I was on the phone all the time - you feel like you have been forgotted in the system, but sometimes the appointment has been made but I never got a letter or a phone call.
And - you can always suggest if they have a cancellation from someone else - you could fill that appointment.
Dont feel bad about ringing
the waiting is driving me slightly insane! still not even heard when my appointment is, meant to be seen in 2 weeks and its been a week and a half so dont see how thats gonna happen now. very bad! plus im going abroad soon so needed it to be done in the timeframe theyr meant to do it! grrrr.
I know how you feel i'm waiting 5 weeks with 3 weeks still to go, it feels like everyone has forgotten all about it, feel on my own.
I'm trying not to worry & just getting on with things but i know i'm not sleeping right so it's on my mind all the time with or without me knowing it. I hating waiting at the best of times but for health reasons it's worse still.
I'm going by the fact i'm non urgent so fingers crossed it can't be that bad?
keep going & chat again soon x
There's not much I can add other than agreeing the waiting is the worst bit. The fact you have a family history of BC must be adding to your worries. Are you able to look on the positive side and give yourself a pat on the back for going to the doctor to get things sorted and not hoping the lump will go away?
Can you notice the moments when you are not worrying what made the difference? Can you do more of that?
Just wanted to post my thoughts really, I've still two weeks to wait until I'm seen at the breast clinic and it's driving me crazy. I know it's more than likely to turn out to be nothing but something still plays with my mind saying it's worst case senario. To top it off, y mum was the first in a long line of generations not to have BC but on Monday she herself found a lump and has been referred to the clinic too so we're both in the land of limbo together.
I'm so worried for her now as well as myself and no matter what I do it always seems to be on my mind. I'm losing sleep, and (though it's a good thing) the weight is falling off me and I seem to be constantly ill with colds and bugs where I'm so tired and mentally drained. I just want the next two weeks to pass quickly, it's driving me mad and everyday feels like a week.
hey. freddiecider how did ur appt go?
im waiting to get my letter thro' for my referal to the clinic. i hope it comes through soon, i should be seen in 2 weeks, because i think its classed as urgent. that worried me even more because she kept saying its probably nothing, but then why have u guys gotta wait so long and why its urgent if its probably nothing?
I know how you are feeling, I could have cried all night last night, I have to wait till 24th which is now 3 weeks tues, I'm trying to look at it as the longer the wait the less chance of it being BC.
If you need a chat feel free to email me, after all we are going down the same road at the same time. Chin up hun xx
I cant believe how slow time is going, It's still just under 3 weeks until I have my appointment and it's starting to get me down. I have days where everything is positive then days where I'm constantly thinking the worse. I'm not sleeping and I constantly feel ill, having just got over tonsilitis I just feel like I cant shift this cold I've had for a few months. The pea size lump I found after seeing the doctor is now a penny sized lump but they're still not giving me any pain. I just hope time can pass a little faster as it just seems to be dragging out.
hi michelle - post away on here, there's usually somebody about and you're right its so hard waiting and trying to keep your mind from wandering....take care....do you have long to go or no appt yet? mary x
hi, just read all your posts, im waiting for my appointment too,
got 4 kids, and am finding it hard to think positivly, even though i dont know what the lumps are
this is the first time iv written on here, just looking for some support and advice
I've just read your postings and you seem to in a similar position to me. I found a largish lump last week and also have a small lump next to it.
My appointment is this Weds (25th Feb) and I am petrified. I have also concivinced myself it is BC.I just hope it is treatable.
Let me know how you get on
Love and best wishes
hi ya, i was / am in a similar boat to you. I'm 32 and mother of two when i was pregnant with my second child, who's now nearly 3 years old. I found a lump that just got bigger and bigger. I went for several appointments at the breast clinic, had ultra sounds and biopsies and was told a few times that it was nothing to worry about. I'm a worrier anyway and this terrified the life out of me and still does to be honest, even though i've heard its okay. I get exactly the same symptoms as you have described. My lump has got quite big now and still worries me. My one bit of advice to you is think about all the things you want to ask and write them down, because i've been back three times and keep thinking of different questions every time i leave. Aparantly stress and diet play a big part in the formation of the lumps and the break down of the tissue. Just thought i'd let you know my experiences to keep you optimistic. Good luck with everything.
HI i'm in the same boat as you, I have to wait till 24th March as i'm being classed as non-urgent which on one hand is good but the waiting is hard.
I have 6 year old twins so worry what & how i would cope with them should things work out for the worse.
I've never had anything like this happen before so not really sure how to feel or react.
I case we can help each other out as the time ticks by .
I've finally got my appointment through, it's for 19th March so 4 weeks today, longer than I wanted to wait but I guess thats the way things are.
Yeah, the kids are on the dreadded half term now, and they will be keeping me on my toes as usual. My kids are 10, 8, 5, 3 and 1 (3 girls and 2 boys).
Thanks for this site hun, no matter what happens I'm sure it'll get me through how ever much I'm going to go through be it weeks or months or longer. you've been a tower of strength and if I'm half that I'll get through it
Hey you...told you this site would be good for you to join. Tracked you down lady.
Everyone here will give you as much support as where I know you from, and everyone here has either been in the same boat or going through the same as you. Im proud of you chick. Keep your chin up xx
you're right, its so hard waiting and your mind def does play up although I'm sure you'll be busy with the kids - is it half term for you? My two are off - 10 yr old son and daughter nearly 16, will be thinking of you and keep thinking positive....mary x
Thank you, I've already found this site useful and I'm sure it will continue to be as the waiting game continues. I saw the GP on Tuesday so hoping to receive an appointment next week sometime, just be glad when I've got it and I know what waiting time I'm looking at. I'm trying to think positive and not think the worst case senario though it's difficult when I have to concider my 5 babies who have no one but me. I'm sure it's just my body playing tricks on me but best to be safe than sorry I guess
Hi strawb........................this part is the worst, waiting to be seen and having a diagnosis. If you have any questions, just ask away,there are many knowledgable ladies on here and we'll all do our best to answer them.And feel free to shout, rant, vent your worries too, we have all been there and know how scarey this time is for you. I hope you are seen quickly ( my own experience was that I was seen within a week at the one-stop clinic and had a diagnosis the same day, with full confirmation a week later).I also hope that your diagnosis is a good one for you.
Hi strawbstaylor and welcome to the BCC forums where I am sure you will receive lots of support and information from your fellow users.
In addition, BCC have published a booklet which you may find helpful to read prior to your clinic visit as it contains information about what you can expect to happen at your appointment, you can read it via this link:
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk//doc ... b_08_0.pdf
Please do call the helpline if you feel it would help to talk your concerns through with someone in confidence, the line is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-2pm on 0808 800 6000.
I'm 28 years old and last week noticed a lump on the pit side of my left bust. Having suffered with cysts for years I was reluctant to see my GP. I was persuaded as this lump is very different to my others and the GP said it wasn't my usual cyst and he immidiately referred me to the breast clinic.
My lump is about 2-3cm in diameter and today I have noticed a smaller lump (pea sized) next to it. The lump itself isn't at all painful but I do have shooting pains in my nipple quite often. This breast is more enlarged than my other and I get a dull ache in the area of the lump.
I've been told an appointment should come through quickly but in the meantime all I can do is wait. There is a strong history of breast cancer in my family too. Being a single mum to 5 young children I'm terrified and just hoping it turns out to be nothing.