Glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better today. I know it is awful waiting.Ive only been waitng a week since finding my lump and that seems to be forever. In the meantime I have been reading,researching and second guessing when really I know there is little more I can do.
As others have said- it is in your favour that it is classed as non-urgent.I know this doesn't make the waiting easier though.
I am thiking of you and will have my fingers crossed for the 24th MArch
strawbstaylor. thanks for your reply. Can I ask what your story is? how long have you had your lump? why did they say you weren't an urgent referral?
please keep in touch & let me know how it goes on 19th March x
Mary & Liz thanks for your replies too. I'm feeling better today not so down. x
Hi hun, I'm in the same boat as you, I'm playing the waiting game and my appointment isn't until 19th March. I'm a single mum to 5 wonderful kids but I'm terrified it's something serious and my kids are going to be left with no one. I went to the doctors with one big lump, he barely felt it but said he was refering me anyway and I've since found another smaller pea-sized lump next to it. I'm wishing my appointment was much sooner but I suppose it's a good thing I'm not being seen urgently. I wish you loads of luck for your appoinment xx
sorry, meant to say the same - its good if they think its not urgent but our minds are too capable of working overtime aren't they....except when you want them to....
hi twinmum - I wish I could say something to help.....is it worth mentioning NICE guidelines to your GP - I thought if they felt a def lump they would refer you within a so many day/week rule?? I would see GP again and just explain that the worry is making you ill.....or even it might be worth ringing the hospt where the breast clinic is and asking to be put through to either the clinic or the breast-care nurse specialist and just checking with her?? Its worth a try, I had to wait 2 wks and it was awful never mind any longer but I think they have some sort of obligation......mary x
hey there. sorry your feeling so low and alone, i can totally relate to that. it must be tough having to wait so long because all though its good they dont think its urgent, you also worry about it until its sorted dont u. thats a long time youv been waiting! but if the lump hasnt increased in size and ur doc thinks its not urgent thats a really good thing. hang in there.
Sorry to hear you're feeling down at the moment. If you need that listening ear, do phone the helpline the staff are here to support you. Lines open again Monday morning at 9am til 5pm (Mon to Fri) and Sat 9am - 2pm 0808 800 6000, calls are free.
I'm feeling really low & don't feel I can talk to anyone about it really. I'm not sleeping well & feel like crying all the time.
I'm not being seen till 24th March as non-urgent which is a good thing & the fact I'm in pain is also good I hope but the little bit at the back of my mind keeps saying what if it is BC.
After first finding the lump in Nov it's been on going for a long time. I'm worried that when i go to the breast clinic they won't scan me & even if the doctor says he is happy i'm worried i will still think what if he's/she is wrong.
I'm sending myself round the bend. I'm also not one for saying to anyone how i really feel as i always think of them first. I keep saying it will be nothing & dont' worry . But deep down I'm really scared.
sorry for going on, Ii'm going to go swimming with my twins to spend some time with them & hopefully take my mind of it for as long as i can. xxx