Oh I am sorry that it was not the news you wanted, but you know that you are in good hands and your treatment will be sorted to get rid of the little blighter.
I know what you mean about feeling relieved, it takes away the anxiety of not knowing and wondering. I think they pretty much know at this stage if the lymph nodes are involved but like to err on the side of caution until the results are back.
Your positivity will get you through this along with your family and friends, and us lot on here who are always there for you.
When I was telling my family and friends I just said I have some good bad news, the bad news was it was cancer, the good news is that it is treatable and the outlook is very good. I think that because I knew exactly what I was dealing with and had a treatment plan from my bc team that I totally had faith in, it made it easier for them to accept. There are some very good booklets on the Information and Support section of the main webpage, I am not sure if I have already posted the links to you, I know I did to someone, which deals with telling children.
When I was diagnosed I gave my cancer a name Mr Blobby and when I was telling people I would say Mr Blobby is going to be removed on my op day and that the other treatment - radiotherapy and hormone blocking tablets - were the belts and braces to make sure that he had not left any of his spots in me. Everyone found it hilarious that I had named it, but then that is me 🙂
Let us know how you get on next week, and dont forget we are here for you
Sending you a hug xxxx
Jean, I know that this is not the news you want, but you appear so positive and almost relieved to have the results! As you know, BC is very treatable, and, dare I say it, the best cancer to have. My Mr. Blobby was a ductal grade 3, stage 2, 23 mm and right near my nipple. So I've had a WLE and full LN clearance. Don't know what they've planned for you, but mine was quite straightforward. The nipple was whipped off, tumour out and nipple back on. Jobs a good'un. I'm into chemo now due to the LN being involved, but am assured that the cancer is gone, and this is belts and braces stuff. I wish you all the very best for your journey, which is a marathon, not a sprint. Be good to yourself, and do let us know how you progress . Big hug. X
Kate and Jean
Just wanted to send you both all good wishes for tomorrow, we will be virtually holding your hands.
Sending you both a hug
Hi Kate and Sarah. I thought I would reply to you because I know how awful it is to be waiting for an appointment, and I have had a lot of experience in that! I have maybe been referred 10 times in my life (starting in my twenties) and all of those times it was not BC. Most of the times it was a cyst, and if so, they will drain it with a needle right there and then (which is not painful) and you will go home fine. Two times, I had to have surgery, but even then it turned out to be nothing, despite me thinking the worst. I have two little scars from the operations, but it is no big deal and just a relief to know that you are okay. Please try not to think the worst, best wishes to you both, and let us know how you get on.
Love M. xx
Thanks so much!
I'm trying to keep busy but just struggling through the days at the moment!
My appointment is on Tuesday 30th May so only 12 days to go - will report back after my appointment.
Thanks so much for all your Support xxx
Just wanted to send you a gentle hug x
Ann is totally right. Just because you've been referred, it does not necessarily mean BC. And definitely avoid googling! It always makes me feel much worse.
I went to see the doctor today - I've been suffering with breast pain (almost like a prickling) on and off for 3 months now. The doctors have always thought it is muscular, I went back today and they have referred for me to go the breast clinic.
The breast is slightly sensitive but the doctor can't feel any lumps - she says she is referring me because of the length of time.
I'm so scared, I feel like this will be the longest 2 weeks, I feel like my world is standing still. I just keep thinking what if - I have a 10 year old and my anxiety is going crazy.
My family think I have become obsessed with it 😞