Woohoo never have the words normal tissue been so gratefully received. Had mammogram and ultra sound on both. Glad the results went well for you too. Glass of wine with my name on it. Thanks for all the support on here.
I'm sorry that you feel so low. I know exactly how you feel. But remember your mind can blow things completely out of proportion. At the moment your mindset is completely focused and zoned in on this little area that may or may not be of concern. I would really suggest that you do something completely different. Go for a good walk, clean out some cupboards, do some gardening, go buy a lipstick. But do not examine your breasts anymore for today. Say to yourself that just for today, or just for one hour you will not check yourself. I know what its like. I have a pain in my left breast and I have kept examining it. Constantly. But for your own mental wellbeing give it up for just an hour if you can.
Remember you have an appointment booked and you are doing everything possible to sort it out. It is now in the hands of the specialists, who know a hell of alot more about it than we do. Our minds can do more harm than good, at the moment.
I've booked in to see someone Friday and we will take it from there. But try for now to focus on the present moment. My favourite bit of advice given to me was, depression is due to things that happened in the past and anxiety is caused by the future, try and focus on the now and live in the present.
I know its extremely hard but try to keep yourself occupied and busy.
I'm so sorry you're going through this hell. Yes it is hell, because at some point we have all been there. To cut a long story short. I had my mammogram in November and they saw some calcifications in my left breast. Then I switched to private and they suggested an MRI which was clear. The consultant then referred me back to the NHS as I'm on the waiting list for a preventative double masectomy, as my mum had bc. Anyway when II was referred back to the NHS they called me for a mammo guided biopsy in JaNuary. I had that done and they said they wanted to do it again. Then they decided that it appeared benign and I've got to go back in June. Anyway i've been getting pain in the breast where I had the biopsy so I am going back to the gp tomorrow to ask to see the bc consultant again. There is no lump just some pain.
The emotional turmoil of all this is a bloody nightmare. But I am trying to keep myself busy and think in the moment not thinking of the past or the future, just now so I can focus. If it wasn't for all my antidepressants and sleeping meds I don't think I'D cope lol.
Big hugs matey were all in this together.
I feel for you going through this again.It is awful once. Let me know when your referral is so I can check how you get on. I think it helps if we all support each other,
i don't know what the best procedure would be for you, I dont have lots of cysts but perhaps someone else on here has had the same thing. Best wishes and hugs xx.
I keep feeling my lump too just to see if it is still there and it always is. Hubby wont touch it, it seems to make him squeamish.
No pain but it is always on my mind. I am staying calm because my kids are teenage boys and one already mentioned i looked blank. I can't worry them when it may be nothing so I am being as normal as possible and doing my panicking at night in bed, quietly to myself. The good thing is that as I am not at work due to Easter I can lie in in the morning to catch up on sleep I miss at night.
I am sure we will both be fine. Thursday is not far away now and, hopefully that will be the end of it.
The waiting is the worst.
telling you not to worry would be like telling you not to breathe. Most breast problems are not cancer.
You have done everything you can for now, seen a doctor, arranged your appointment, now you are in the waiting room, that is the most difficult thing I think. But you are doing the right thing. Getting checked out.
you read so many stories about people ignoring breast problems, but you are dealing with yours so you should be proud, you are doing everything right and I'm afraid the price you are paying is worry.
I will be thinking of you on Thursday and I hope you will let us know how you get on.
Hi jh 16
you just can't keep your hands off can you? I didn't have a lump, two doctors tried to find it and couldn't but that didn't stop me trying. It's like trying to get a child to stop scratching a spot..
you need mittens until thursday.
good luck and take care