I am in the waiating room too. I was given my diagnosis on the 11th and am seeing the surgeon tomorrow. So far I only know the type (ductal invasive), Grade (3!!!!!) and size (not too big yet!). I suspect that after tomorrow so much will still be unknown. I am worried beyond description. However, my GP did prescribe sleeping tablets for me and they have helped. I try not to take them every night (don't want to become addicted!) but they really do help. At least I am not exhausted everyday. I really recommend them!
The Breast Cancer Care Helpline nurses have really helped. This is such a rubbish time for us isn't it? Very best wishes and good luck for Thursday.
Another long night nearly passed with little sleep and a probably over active imagination. I think you guys are right in that whatever happens on Thursday it has to be better than this. This waiting room place is definitely not for me!
I can only repeat what others have said but it is true, it gets better. whatever the result you will feel better. Don't let yourself be left wondering. Please ask lots of questions so that you and your OH go away understanding whatever you've been told. There is no such thing as a stupid question where breast problems are concerned.
Good luck and let us know hoe you get on.
Hugs, M x
Hi K26. Hopefully the sunny weather this weekend has helped sooth the worries of the dreaded waiting room. The results day is getting closer and fingers crossed that the results will be good ..if not after the initialshock, once you know the treatment plan you will begin to feel that you are in a better place. I was diagnosed in November with multi site high grade DCIS following a routine mammogram and 2 core biopsies. 5 weeks ago I had a mastectomy and LD flap breast reconstruction and making great progress, i think i can see a little light at the end of thetunnel. I will check back later in the week but in the meantime i am sending you positive hugs and vibes. Xxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks again guys. My fiance will come on Thursday and he has been a great support to me. I just can't help but feel sick to my stomach. I am trying to get into the "one day at a time" mindset but just can't quite get there.
I'm thinking of you, too. I was in that same Waiting Room in December, right over Christmas, and can tell you it really is worse than actually hearing the results! Thursday will soon be here. Make sure you take someone with you on Thursday because a lot of what is said to you will go in one ear and out the other - so an extra pair of ears is essential. If the news is bad you will be put on the treatment road straight away, and will be given a breast care nurse who will go through everything and answer your questions, and will be there for you at the end of a phone any time.
We describe the place you are in now as "the waiting room" which is, if you can believe this, the worst that it gets!! Even if the results are as bad as you fear - nothing feels as bad as not knowing! Hopefully the results will be good, but if they aren't then come back here and we will all support you. I had the same tests back in May 2011 - and the results were pretty bad. Stage 3 lobular with lymph node involvement. But I am still here, feeling well and doing well.
best wishes and a very gentle hug for you.
Hi K26 Sorry to hear you are having a tough time. It is scarey waiting for results. I got and still get alot of support from bcc helpline nurses. It has been good to talk to someone I dont feel a responsability for, who i can share those feers and dark places with - it has helped me in those times. Take care and sending a big hug Hannah X
I am 37 and am just a bit lost and scared at the moment . I,ve had core biopsies taken from my breast and lymph nodes samples taken too and I just cant stop myself letting my mind wander into dark places. I have been lucky and my results consultation is only a week after the samples were taken but it still seems a lifetime away.
This forum has provided a bit of relief in what can only be described as a nightmare situation. Thank-you x