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hi I am sorry you are going through this. I to have put off seeing my GP I have a young family and I have to finish some work for my degree. Really stupid I know, I feel your pain, I keep going from being in control and brave to feeling sick to my stomach and crying. I haven't told anyone as my husband would panic and I want to finish my exams. Studying helps me stay calm, I have made an appointment with my GP but I fear the worse.
How are you feeling, do you mind if I keep in contact with you I haven't got anyone I can confind in.
Hello again macaway
I just wondered if this publication may be of some help. It tells you a bit about what might happen at your clinic appointment:
Very best wishes
Hi macaway and thirtyeighteff
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You can also contact our Helpline for information and support. The opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. The number is 0808 800 6000
Very best wishes
I am sure there are plenty of people who have left it a lot longer before saying anything.
I hope you get an appointment through soon and everything turns out fine.
In the mean time I wouldn't spend too much time googling too much. It will only scare you.
All will be revealed in the fullness of time and until then try and keep busy. Give yourself time and space to be worried but try not to dwell on it. Confided in a good friend if you have anyone you think will help but be prepared for totally expected reactions.
Or keep reaching out on here.
I've just been diagnosed - no lump - just called at random for a mammogram - and they found 'an accumulation of cells' !!!!! So a couple of weeks along the journey - at every step I've been treated with the utmost courtesy, tact and understanding by doctors and nurses. So I'm taking this as a good sign. I'm trying to take each day and each appointment as it comes. I think all these experts are going to sort us out. I'm not suggesting taking to drink - but I find a little tot of brandy with a cup of nice hot tea, when I come home from an appointment, really helps settle my nerves. I mean a little tot, not the bottle. Strictly medicinal. Hope I've not contravened any regulations saying that !! Good Luck xx
I found a lump just after Christmas in my right breast. Being like I am, I gave it a chance to go away....it didn't. I had a medication review for my Thyroxine in January and the nurse asked if I had any concerns or lumps and bumps....I said no! Stupid I know, but I was hoping it would go away!
Finally plucked up the courage to see the Dr, who was lovely and found the lump instantly and has refered me to the breast clinic, I am now waiting for the appointment.
I am now i bits, I think its because it feels like the Dr has given me permission to panic, as when no one knew, only me it was under control.......
What have I done by leaving it??? Oh God I am so stupid 😞