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Trying to be brave during Xmas

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Trying to be brave during Xmas

Hi all I’ve been reading all the post for a few days now and I’ve finally plucked up the courage to post. A week ago on the anniversary of my beautiful mother in laws passing with cancer, while sitting and thinking about her something/someone told me I needed to check my breasts. Minutes later I discovered a fairly big lump on my left breast. After a sleepless night I called the Dr who told me to come straight in and see the nurse. She did an urgent refferal to the Breast clinic. After not hearing anything for 3 days I called the hospital to be told that they were quite busy and the first appointment they had would be on Dec 28th. Luckily we have BUPA through my husband work and we went private and manage to see a consultant on dec 20th. After lots of scans and a mammogram they insisted on doing 2 fine needle and 1 core biopsy as there are 2 lumps in my breast and 1 near the lymph nodes under my left arm. The only thing I know for certain is they aren’t cysts.
My results won’t be back until dec 27th. I am absolutely terrified as I with 2 young girls and a hubby. I’m trying to get into the Christmas spirit for my girls but it is so hard.
sorry for the long post. Xxx

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Thank you Ann!  Today was much better than I thought it would be, keeping busy is definitely the way forward. Roll on the 27th so I can find out what the next few months have in store for me. I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas xxx

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Hi Theresa,
So sorry to hear you have this horrible anxiety over Xmas.
Waiting for results is the pits, especially at this time of year.
Even IF it is bc & it may well not be, thankfully you’ve got it all checked out promptly & treatment outcomes for bc are some of the best around, but hopefully, it won’t come to that.
There’s nothing you can do until the 27th, so have as good an Xmas as you can & let us know how you get on.
ann x