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nymeria
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Oh Mythos, that's brilliant news, I'm so pleased for you! I was thinking about you this morning and wondering how you got on.

Nymeria x

mythos15
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Thank you for the virtual hand holding - not a nice place to be on your own!

Good news is - no suspicious features :D!! Although she's not entirely sure what my little guest is: not sure if scar tissue or radiotherapy change or summink else so will rescan me in Jan when I go back for my breast reduction surgery.

Nymeria - Soooooooooo pleased for you :), brilliant news! We can breathe again!

nymeria
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Yes, I was so pleased! I've been signed off to 6 monthly check ups which was a great early xmas present!

Nymeria

Doz1949
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Aw Nymeria
That is such good news and I know just how you must feel honey..
You could,nt have asked for a better xmas present 🙂
So happy for you xxxxhugxxxx

Doz1949
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Hi Mythos
Yes sweetie IT WILL BE FINE... big non invasive hug on its way and if its not scar tissue i,ll eat my xmas tree........ now there's a challenge 🙂 so go tomorrow and know you do don't really want me to do that!!!! All my best wishes will be with you C xxxxxhugsxxxx

nymeria
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Hi Mythos,

We will all be thinking of you - I hope it's good news! I finally got mine when I saw my onc on Thursday and it was NED - I was *so* relieved!

I'll be thinking of you!

Nymeria x

mythos15
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Hi ladies,

I'm just popping in to ask for some 'it WILL be fine' thoughts :/.

Earlier this week I was doing a routine check & found a definite 'don't remember that being there before' lump :(. I know logically that I've had a mammogram recently & all was fine but they are doing an ultrasound on Tuesday to check it and I am having a bit of a wobble! Unfortunately hubby can't get time off to come with me and I don't want to worry my family this close to Christmas (last year wasn't a good one for us) so I'm going on my own - some virtual hand holding would be good if you can manage it?!

It WILL be fine, it WILL be fine, it WILL be fine.........!

(Doz - I know you are already there with me, thank you xx)

nymeria
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Six weeks - I'm just gobsmacked, no other word for it, and here's me having sleepless nights after 10 days of waiting! How on earth did you get through that Poppy?

My (new) BCN has just told me that there's no point in ringing to ask for news - 'it'll be ready when it's ready and then someone will be in touch.' Arrrggghhh - it's driving me nuts! I know that I should be thinking 'no news is good news' but I just can't switch off the worry.

Nymeria xx

poppy333
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I had to wait 6weeks for results n my radiographier wasnt nice.i got upset n she just ignored me!!!

Doz1949
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Bless you Beardie it is a worrying time no matter how much people tell you not too so dont fret too much honey we all did it and we all will go on doing it, its just part and parcel sadly, just take good care of yourself things will get better honestly xxx
Ceazycatlady
As for having to wait 6 weeks for results I think that is appalling and someone should start complaining to their health authoritys its dreadful that some area's can give the results immediately and others cant!!!! It just does'nt make sense and is absolutely thoughtless for you poor loves..

Love and hugs to you all hang in there and take care xxxhugsxx

poppy333
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Hey ladies. Just seen post n soooo can identify with u all

I had year mamo in sept.was clear but when i had my surgeon app in oct i told him the scar from lumpectomy was painful and bumpy. . He did a needle biopsy which i was wracked with nerves about as i thought n convinced myself it had returned.it was fine

I have a cold but then i panic its lung cancer

Think ill always worry

beardie
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Thank u Doz - still finding it really hard not to panic about everything and anything. Take care xx

crazy_cat_lady
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Hey all, I have lymphoedema in my bc boob, and I was told the fibrosis is down to the lymph fluid basically just sitting in the breast and going stagnant - lovely! all down to the rads, fan-bloidy-tastic, and like you doz folk think I got the *easy* treatment.

I had my first yr mammo last week, not good on a lympho boob 😞 and I tell you what, the waiting for results is horrendous, much worse than waiting for original dx! And have been told it could take up to 6 yes 6 weeks! Not sure I can cope much longer with broken sleep.

Wishing clear test results to all x

Doz1949
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Hi Silvershar xx
Its something that they should have told you about when you finished your treatment hon.. R/T can take up to a year to finally subside and can be the reason for lots of niggly things which does include burns redness hardness and itch's.. its quite brutal really and people dont realize how it does affect you.. I had a comment run by me that really upset me, You only had R/T so why do you feel so rotten!!
I now treat comments like that with the contempt it deserves some people just dont want to understand.
So yes love all in all R/T can be a right pain in the bottom!!
Also remember to keep up with the cream and no sunbathing on the affected area as it can flare it all up again with having so many cells disturbed.
All good fun.. NOT!
But it will get better and that is something 🙂
GOOD LUCK on the 6th i,ll be sending you a non invasive hug just to let you know your not on your own 🙂
xxxxhugxxxx

silvershar
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Thank you Doz, I have the mamo next tues so will get them to check it out then , thank u for makin me feel better, i didnt realise the RT still working as it fin 24 August xxxxxxxxxx

Doz1949
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Sorry Silvershar I missed your post by waffling so much 🙂 Fibrosis is an effect from R/T the therapy kills off good cells and bad and it just leaves a hardened area it is pretty common tho I would,nt like to say its what you have hon it is best to get anything thats worrying you checked out, what you describe sounds like juat after effects as R/T does damage skin too make sure you use a good non perfumed cream as often as you need it but if it becomes worrysome get the BC Nurse to check it out.. hopefully it will just be after effects as I just said earlier therapy keeps on working a lot longer than any of us realize hon..
Good luck hope it settles xxxxxxx

Doz1949
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Aw Mythos no more so than any of us lovely lasses who have had to go through so much.. it is unfair how B/C stays with us no matter how well we are doing it just keeps rearing its ugly head and eats away at us.. it does get better as i,m finding out but hell girls it sure does take time xxxxxx

Beardie
I had them checked by hand and obviously mammo, tho when I first noticed the lumps I went back to see the consultant as I was really badly bruised after my op and it turned out I had a Heamatoma (blood clot) in my affected boob so at that time when I noticed the lumps they did a biopsy and removed the fluid build up the lumps stayed even after that so I just tried to get to know my new grotty boob.. and as Mythos said you have to do that as it will now be the way your boob is.. I do trust the Nurses/Consultants they see it everyday a hundred times over and know exactly what they are looking for and what is R/T damage and what is just normal after the op..
I know how hard it is when you are worried and cant get the negative thoughts out of your mind, it drains you and when people say dont sweat the little stuff they dont realize that the little stuff has now grown into the big stuff, if you know what I mean 🙂 I,m waffling!! Thought that was my tablets that made me do that but thinking now its just old age creeping on ha ha!!!
If you are really concerned hon go talk to one of the councillors I did early on and he was amazing, I thought I was depressed but he put it all into perspective when he said R/T was equivalent to having had 35,000 chest xrays in the space of a month so yes I was bound to feel aggitated/worried/tired/listless and I guess even a bit of a hypochondriac.. and he ended up by saying I,ve been through it myself so I know how the mind is affected by it all.. lovely man!!
I do hope you find some peace hon its a crazy place to be when your treatment has just finished as R/T keeps on working for a lot longer than any of us realize at the time but you will feel better eventually sweetheart, just be kind to yourself you,ve been through a very traumatic time xxxxxxxx

silvershar
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Doz, Beardie, Mythos, thank u all so much for your comments, I am trying to take them on board and not worry, tho Doz, what is fibrosis caused by RT - is that what my worry could be? i have 2 areas of "that" boob that is sore but hard and tender and itchy?

Also, tomorrow i have a Scintigraphy full body scan....... its cos of aches and pains in joints of hands and feet plus left arm where it bends at the elbow so last weds at 3 month check up onc sent me for blood test and xray and now tomorrow followed up with this scintigraphy bone scan......... should i worry, thought she would just say its taxotere still biting me... Doz, everyone, what do you think? lots of love and thank you xxxxx

mythos15
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Beardie, like Doz, I too have a very lumpy & fibrosed breast after my treatment & this was one of my biggest fears when I went for my review with the Consultant last week.

The BCN spent a long time with me going through how to examine my 'new' boob and how to recognise abnormalities. She and my consultant both reassured me that with a negative mammogram and a negative examination from the consultant, it was highly unlikely that anything would be missed. They suggested that I spend time now, getting to know my new boob with all it's lumps, bumps & dimples so that I can learn to recognise what is 'normal ' for me, to what is not!

I so know where you are coming from and I think the abject fear of recurrence is something that will never leave me :/, I just hope that with time & help from my counsellor that I learn to manage the fear!

Good luck 🙂

Doz, you're a star as always x

beardie
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Doz
When you had your lumps/hardness checked was that done by a consultant or through biopsy ? It worries me like mad that they can say that it is the radiotherapy that has caused the lump or lumps without any other tests - may be its just me being paranoid again x

Doz1949
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Hi Girls
Sadly as I said earlier it is "The gift that keeps on giving" to coin a phrase...
I was no different to you I finished R/T in Feb and to start off with my boob was fine, tho quite red and a bit sore and with having Boosters on my nipple area it took a bit of a bashing but it was,nt till around a month later I noticed the change in shape with the hardness/lumps, I had them checked a couple of times and each time was told it was R/T effects... I still have the hardness tho the lumps are going and a massive delve has appeared under my boob so like you I was scared S***less when I went for my mammo last week. Consultant checked my boob and was satisfied that it was the fibrosis and with mammo being clear i,m now trying to get on with my life.. Its a different life but honestly girls the first yr is such a milestone and I dont think we,ll ever forget how B/C changes everything.
Good luck to you all and as always big hugs xxxxxxx

beardie
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Silvershar

I finished radiotherapy two months ago and in the last 2 weeks my affected breast has also changed. It is sore, feels fuller and i can feel large hard areas of the breast that i didn't have before. I was so concerned about these 'hard areas' went to see consultant yesterday. She examined me and asurred me it was hardened breast tissue from radiotherapy and sent me on my way. I am still worried and have decided to pay privately for an ultrasound but finding it really difficult to actually get one even though gp said he would refer me - it never ends.

Doz1949
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Hi Mythos
You have a right to feel fragile its not everyday we have to go through all this and it sure does batter your head up lots.
I,m pleased you seem happier about your decision its yours to make hon no.one elses 🙂
I,ve just had a weekend away with the girls in Edinbrough a well deserved break after the past few weeks, sooo ready for something thats not reminding me of BC for once :)I came back more tired but in a nice way so ready for a good nights sleep, I have problems sleeping too so being in a room with 2 others was,nt ideal and didnt sleep much but hey ho will catch up eventually.. one hopes!!!
I dont have any tips on sleeping it seems a common problem on here I just try not to let it get me down otherwise it becomes more of a problem, I often get up at 3/4 in a morning after tossing and turning for what seems like forever, I have a cuppa (not ideal) but eventually feel tired enough to try again.. Not nice but as a friend said once about cancer "The gift that keeps on giving"
Thanks for asking love Yes i,ve spoken to Daniel 🙂 I rang him on sunday in between shopping till I dropped!!! Good excuse for a sit down, He,s in Dubai for the week being genned up on security and safety issues with the Military then flies out to Afghanistan early next week, he,s enjoying himself sight seeing and getting familiarized with everything so as much as i,ll never stop worrying (once a mother always a mother) at least i,ve got contact with him and I know he's ok....
Hope things settle down for you now and you can stay positive i,m sure everything will work out just fine hon xxxxxxx

Silvershar
This bus/vehicle ride IS rubbish I could,nt agree more but just to let you know I still have joint pain and aches AND pains in my boob and when I saw the consultant after my first yr mammo last week she said it is quite common, the mammo didnt hurt no more so than it ever does..even tho I have fibrosis in my boob from R/Therapy and is still quite hard in the area from my op so try not to worry love I know thats easier said than done and no amount of comforting words from any of us will stop you being apprehensive but honestly just relax when you go and it,ll all be over with before you know it and i,m sure you,ll be fine, its unchartered ground we found ourselves on and of course you,ll think the worst we all do it its part and parcel of being human xxxxxxx

mythos15
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Doz: Thank you m'dear for your words of wisdom, you are right ofcourse, I'm just feeling a little fragile at the moment! I met with my counsellor yesterday and she pretty much said what you did! I'm not sleeping well right now and thats not helping but I am feeling more confident about my decision to go ahead with surgery so thank you :).
Still keeping my fingers crossed for Daniel - have you heard from him yet?? x

Silvershar: Nothing I can say will take the fear away from your check up & I SO know what you mean about thinking aches and pains are more than they probably are but try and be as positive as you can and I'm sure you will be smiling when you get the negative results! Like you, my boob is very painful and I was advised to take some decent painkillers before the mammogram. I won't say it was pain free but it was very do-able, however, I was very sore for a week or so afterwards, it didn't like being squished! Good luck for next week, let us know how you get on?

Crazylesley - Good luck with your mammogram in January, I see it very much as something we just have to get through. Its very difficult when you have a milestone like this coming up not to be focused on it to the detriment of all else, but now I am past it, I am happy to say it is not consuming every moment of my waking hours as it was in the week before the mammogram!!!

We have all proven already how strong we are and that we have fight in us yet! Stay strong ladies, we will get there together 🙂 x

crazylesley
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Hi Like you I had a lumpthingy in Jan & I had my first check up in sept, when I told my consultant I was worried about the pains & hardness I was feeling in my breast. He assured me it was nornal to feel discomfort in that breast for a number of years afterwards. He examined me & said all was fine, but I still worry about every little ache & pain anywhere. I think it is only natural to feel this way, my first mammo is in jan & I know for a fact I will be a nervous mess by then. We have to try not to let this spoil the rest of our lives x

silvershar
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Hi everyone, I am on same boat/bus/vehicle --- have my first yarly mammo 6 Dec and I am so scared, i hve alot of aches and pains in joints and am going for xray and bone scan, wht if it back, what if what if............. i know i need to calm down and breathe think positive, waitng the worse part, i should know all this. thing is my breast is sore, the one i had lumpectomy on,.my onc examined me in Augst, (after lumpectomy in Jan) its was first check up since op and all was fine then. buy my breast is diff to other breast, its fuller, and more uplifted than right breast plus its very tender in some parts where is wasnt before,had some pain i assumed was feeling coming back but this is "sore" and itches, do i have recurrance? Shar xxxxxxxx some words of wisdom be so appreciated xxxxxxxxxxx

Doz1949
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Hi Girlies
Good luck to all in the waiting room again my heart goes out to you all its sooo not right after all we,ve gone through START COMPLAINING to human rights or your hospital 🙂

Mythos
Bless you hon you said it in one.. no words help but to know there are people out there supporting is brilliant xxxxx
If you feel the surgery is right for you then DONT let some silly minded nasty comments get in the way.. I think we all feel paranoid after we,ve gone through so much, hence the reason there are so many topics on here about it!! You go with your gut feeling its your body its your decision and we still have a right to that, just cos someone decides not to have recon then thats fine its their choice.. its now your choice to have it for your own reasons alone and THAT has nothing to do with anyone apart from you.. just dismiss idle comments as no.one can say what you should or should,nt do, guilt should,nt even be an option love!!!
I really think that going through all this sorts the wheat from the chaff and you will find out who you true friends/collegues are and hey that cant be a bad thing..
Talk to your councellor i,m sure they,ll say the same F**k em...ooops sorry 🙂
Take care hon and just be true to yourself xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Salleannie
Bless ya i,m still on a high from yesterday and next minuite get the collywobbles for Daniel but it will ease i,m sure!!
Thankyou for your kind thoughts much appreciated hon.
xxxxxxxxxxxx

sallieannie
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YAY!!! Brilliant news Doz! I am thinking of you and your son too, that must be so difficult for you xxx

Good luck rossco and nymeria xxx

mythos, don't let other people's ignorant comments put you of doing what feels right for you. Everyone is different and you have every right to do what is best for you. And I bet your future patients will appreciate your compassion and empathy, I wish all nurses were as considerate as you xxx

mythos15
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Nymeria - good luck with your results, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you too! Would be worth ringing your breast care nurse in a few days as she'll probably be able to access them quicker.

Doz - I am soooooooo happy for you :yippee:!! Fantabulous news!

I can't imagine what you must be feeling with your son going off :(, nothing anyone could say will make it any easier but please know I am thinking of you both and will be praying for his safe & speedy return.

It's strangely reassuring to know that I'm not the only one with thoughtless & inconsiderate work colleagues. If nothing else, my experience has made me much more aware of what I say and how I speak to those affected by this horrid disease and hopefully I'll become a better nurse for it.

I'm doing this surgery for me, not for anyone else but I really wish they would be more supportive and understanding and not make me feel so damned guilty for doing so. Someone else at work had been through this & chose not to have corrective surgery so the general consensus is that I shouldn't be bothering about it either. I know I shouldn't even be thinking it, but it's really making me have second thoughts.

Good job I'm seeing my counsellor on Monday!!!

Doz1949
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Hi Mythos
Sorry i didnt reply to your last post.. I really felt for you when you said you'd had one too many knocks this year as i,m going thro it a bit myself...
But first things first............................................
All clear WOO HOO!!!!
And now its over I dont know why I was so worried, it was scarey going on my own and just sitting there waiting to be called in so I picked up a mag and pretended to read... as you do 🙂
Mammo was fine they were so gentle and kind I almost filled up with relief.. then 20 mins later got called in to see my Consultant and she gave me the ALL CLEAR straight away.. well I cried and cried and cried not just because I was clear, my emotions have taken such a battering this week its been dreadful, My son went to Afghanistan this morning for 8 months so we had our xmas day last monday and as much as I held it together for so long I broke down in front of him last night, which I vowed I would,nt do... then getting the good news this morning just tipped me over the edge! Consultant was amazing and talked to me till I could get my head straight, I explained about Daniel and she was fantastic..
So now i,m coming back down to earth a bit and have been able to pass my news onto him tho it does,nt take away my worry for him at least this news has put a little bit of sunshine into our lives for now 🙂
I was speaking to a Breast care Nurse before I left and told her about the wait some of you girls have had to endure and she was appalled.. its rediculous if one clinic can do it all in an hour so can all of them!!! so my sympathies to you girls who have had to wait bless you xx
As for comments at work just treat it with the contempt it deserves!!
I,m a nurse myself and a comment that got back to me from a Nurse who also had BC was.. I should get my arse back to work as i,m not the only one who,s had it!!!!!! I was still going through a long stint of R/Therapy at the time so it didnt go down well.
So you do whats best for YOU hon, were all different and if you need time off then you need time off, God forbid if she found herself in this position.. There are some stupid people out there as we,ve all found out, IGNORE THEM!!!
And listen hon... if you want to whinge feel free 🙂 we all do it and if it makes you feel better then hell girl go for it i,m all ears big hug on its way xxxxxHUGxxxx Doz

mythos15
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Good luck for today Doz - will be thinking of you and keeping fingers & toes crossed for good news! Let us know how you get on?!

nymeria
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I had mine yesterday and it was tough because my OH is ill and I had to go on my own. I was both worrying about the mammo and worrying about him at the same time - not a good mix! I was so nervous when I went in but the radiographer was absolutely lovely. She knew that it was my first since dx and did her very best to make it as quick as possible. I was also the last appointment of the day so there was no rush which helped a lot.

The worse bit now is the waiting for results, it takes me right back to last year! I've been told it's 10-14 days which seems like forever! I'll probably be on the phone to my BCN well before then!

Nymeria xx

mythos15
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Thank you Doz - my counsellor and I had a long discussion about this last week and she is going to try and initiate some changes - as I said to her, cruel doesn't begin to cover it.

Its been a tough week for me and I am feeling it at the moment. At my annual check up they gave me a date for my breast reduction in January (I'm somewhat lopsided but have 'room' for my good boob to be reduced rather than further surgery on my naughty one). Unfortunately it means I will be off work (again) for a further 4 weeks and when I told a work colleague about it, her reply was: "well, its just one big holiday for you isn't it?"! I was so shocked, I didn't reply esp as I work in a GP Surgery, one would hope she would have a little more compassion?!Its really hit me for 6 and I'm now worried that that is what everyone else is thinking too :(.

Sorry, I'm whinging and probably not in the right place! I WILL be fine, just had one too many knocks this year.

Doz1949
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Hi Mythos15
You poor love that it so bloody cruel.. I just think if one area can tell you the results the same day then so can all health authority's and if they had an ounce of compassion then there would be no;one having to go through what you have.. It leaves me speechless in this day and age with so much red tape etc etc that they hav'nt got their act together..
I still dont know when I get mine but i,m seeing the consultant after, 24 hrs to go eeeek!!!
This has to be the worst part.... the waiting!
So glad everything was ok in the end but waht a stressful time for you bless you xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

mythos15
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Hi,

I'm really envious of you all getting your results so quickly! I had my one year mammo a month ago and was told on the day that if they found something I would be telephoned in a 'few days' and if it was clear, I would have to wait until I saw my breast surgeon 4 1/2 weeks later to get the results!!

Imagine if you will, my complete & utter panic when I came home 48hrs later to 2 missed calls from a withheld number on my phone :/. I tried ringing the BCN - no reply, so rang my counsellor and fell apart on her secretary! My counsellor then spent several hours trying to track down my results and was told she was not allowed to tell me them as they hadn't been verified! Fortunately she is a fabulously tenacious Irish lady who decided that my stress levels of not knowing outweighed the risks of inaccuracy so told me that "no signs of malignancy seen" 😄

I have never been so relieved and naturally spent the next 48 hrs in tears! I 'officially' got my good news last week!

I hope each and everyone of you has an equally good outcome x

Doz1949
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Hi Pat
Thankyou for the good wishes.. 39 hours to go for my first check up and counting EEEEK!
I still dont know if I get results the same day?? I was going to ring and ask but could,nt face being told no.. so I hav,nt, but on saying that I do have appointments the same morning with Consultant too so perhaps I will get them?? Its rubbish having to wait, its the worst part of all.
I hope your third is still good news I cant imagine how i,ll feel each year having to go through it all again if this one is anything to go by 😞
Oh well not long now good luck to you all who are nearly there xxxxx

rossco
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I am coming up to my third mammogram - about two weeks time - and
again I am starting to get jittery and have restless nights - this
is the same as last year. I am lucky my consultant appointment
and mammogram are on the same day and when I see him he has the
results waiting and as you walk in tells you the results
then carries on with the consultation. Can sympathise with
all of you that have to wait for the results this must be the
worst timne of all - good luck to you all and hope they are
all negative. Pat

Doz1949
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Hi Sallieannie
Thats fantastic news i,m so pleased for you 🙂 woohoo!!!
I,m not sure how long the results take here but i,m going to Edinburgh 2 days after check up with a group of girlfriends for 3 days and I will chill and enjoy!! its just looming so quickly now it,ll all be over this time next week...thankgoodness its been a long year!!!
Love to you all XXXHUGXXX

sallieannie
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Hey Doz, I was just coming on here to report back! Thank you so much for your kind words after my last post, and mimsy too. I got my letter today - hooray it only took 2 weeks not 4, and double hooray there was "nothing that gave cause for concern"! So a huge relief, obviously 🙂

Good luck for yours, hope you don't have to wait too long for your results and of course that the results are fine. I recommend arranging some nice treats - lunch out with partner/friend, shopping, booking a holiday...! Whatever to take your mind off the horrible waiting!

Best wishes and let us know how you get on xxxx

Doz1949
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Hi girls
just wondered how your all getting on... especially those who.s appointments have been and gone or are close like mine is (24th Nov) 😞
Just wishing it was all over now the waiting is unbeareble...
Love to you all Doz xxxhugxxx

mimsy
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I`m in the US (But not for much longer, yay) where all healthcare is funded by private insurance, which is iniquitous, but I always get the result of my mammograms straight away. Well, you get an idea of the result from the radiographer, and then a letter from your doctor a few days later. So, it is possible. Four weeks seems like a long time to keep you in suspense!

Doz1949
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sallieannie
Bless you I agree they should have more involvement with you on your first trip back after a year, its such an anxious time having to wait for results all over again and 4 weeks is a long time so I hope they get their act into gear for you and send them asap!
Stay positive you did well not freaking out hon xxxxxx

sallieannie
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Thanks everyone for your messages. I had my mammo this morning. I was absolutely fine in the waiting room, then I walked into the room and promptly burst into tears! Silly sod! Anyway once I had collected myself it was okay and over very quickly.

I didn't see any staff other than the radiographer, who just scanned me and then sent me on my way. I will get my results by letter in up to 4 weeks. 4 weeks!! I was a bit annoyed to be honest, I think they could have at least had a BCN around to have a bit of a chat with you, it is such a scary and vulnerable time. It really brought back the feelings of my original dx. And I wish they could get you the results quicker, surely they must understand there is a world of difference between a routine scan and one given to us BC ladies after treatment.

Anyway there is nothing I can do now but try and put it out of my mind (and hope I get some nice clear results sooner that 4 weeks!) Good luck to everyone and yes, do please keep reporting positive results! Much love xxxx

Doz1949
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Re: Panic...1 year mammo

Hi Mimsy
Thats such good news for you.. i,m due my first check up in a couple of weeks and can totally relate to the tense time we go through, i,m quietly S*****G myself and sadly it does take you back to the worst of it all by putting you back in the waiting room scenario.. not nice!! Oh well it,ll be over soon and hopefully i,ll share your Eagle wings 🙂 eeeek!!!
Love to all and keep sending the positive messages it does help xxxxx

mimsy
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Re: Panic...1 year mammo

I`ve just had my 3rd year mammo. Previous two were a piece of cake, given the all-clear and soared out of the hospital on eagles wings, although a bit emotional because it brought it all back.This time they fussed about a bit getting clear pictures and I was in a quietly bad mood for days after, although I was eventually given the all clear again. I think this is a particularly tense time as I dont want to even think back to the worst days of treatment so anything that threatens my progress makes me go all shakey! I guess its natural and we all have to face it once or twice a year.

SimplesL
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Re: Panic...1 year mammo

Hi Sallieann

Last month I had my first mammo & was a bag of nerves. More so than when I had the one-stop shop last year.

It was very quick & not uncomfortable; even though I had 2 WLE & 3 weeks rads.

It depends on the hospital; when I contacted the hospital they agreed for me to go to the screening unit as then I would see the Dr Radiologist after & get my results. The other hospital has more days avaialble for you to go as done in general x-ray dept; but then you may get results up to 2 weeks later by post.

Does your appointment letter mention how results given; if not do you have time to call them & ask before you go so you know.

Staff were lovely and put me at ease (well as much as they could)

My mammo was clear(Horay) but I have 2 bits of calcifications they want to re-do me in 6 months to be sure they are begnin. They are at the moment. I was fine but then hit a wall & a bit of a panic a couple of days later. Contacted BCN who explained it a bit more; just need to cross my fingers no change in 6 months time.

Take care
Lynne

truffle_shuff
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Re: Panic...1 year mammo

Hi,

I had my 2nd mammo since mast and reconn and this time they mammod my reconn boob to, which I did not think they did, anyway I can say, no it did not hurt,I was terrifed when the reconn went under the plates, but no difference at all.I had to wait for the results, I put it to the back of my mind about a week after the exam as I thought they would have contacted me if they saw anything. Good luck its not bad honestly, but saying that I know I will be nervous come my next one!!!

x

sallieannie
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Re: Panic...1 year mammo

I have got my 1yr mammo tomorrow. I feel a bit sick thinking about it. Logically I have no reason to think there will be anything wrong, but then I think, well, before my diagnosis I didn't think there was anything wrong either!

Can anyone tell me what happens? Do you see a doctor/nurse/someone who has been around for your treatment and have a consultation or does just a radiographer type person take the mammo and then you go home? If it makes a difference it's a one-stop clinic at my hospital, when I was diagnosed I saw technicians, nurses and the surgeon, I was scanned, biopsied and diagnosed all in the same day.

Might I get the results tomorrow, or do they just send you away to wait for a letter? (Sorry if these are unanswerable questions, it probably varies from hospital to hospital I guess)

One more thing....does it hurt??? I haven't had a mammo since my recon, my new boob is pretty firm and I just can't imagine it getting squeezed in between those plates 😞

Sorry for all the questions, I am just having a bit of a flap...

Doz1949
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Re: Panic...1 year mammo

Aw bless you all xxx
Soooo pleased the good news is starting to come in WOO HOO well done ladies and enjoy the wine.. and Scottdolly the hugs are free 🙂
I can understand you feeling flat Queen of retail I think it puts you back to the day your treatment finished and you suddenly realize YUP!! your back on your own again.. well this time your not on your own as you,ve got us to banter with.
Jmr hi butterfly I pop on here now and then as its another link to after treatment has finished and massive hug to you such good news will reply again on "Where did I go!!"
Love to you all xxxxxxxxxxxhugxxxxxxxxxxx

jmr
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Re: Panic...1 year mammo

got results of my first mammo today after 2 and half weeks it was fine so celebrated with 2 glasses of wine will be thinking of all of you as you go through the same lots of hugs jmr xx