HI Belinda, ditto to what others have said. Busy, busy, busy is the way to get through the waiting game.
Mel is totally right, once you have the result you will feel better whatever the outcome as you then can have a plan of action. This forum and the lovely people on it has been a great help to me and I used the helpline as well, so jot those questions down and phone, it really does help.
Good luck with your results
Sorry to hear you're on the waiting bus. I've got some calcifications in my left breast which were picked up in my mammogram, way back in November. I had a biopsy but because there isn't a lump its been difficult to get the cells. Anyway, my story could go on forever lol.
I know how dreadful this is. I've been on valium, sleeping tablets and anti-depressants because of all this, so I can fully understand the stress effects all this has. I know that everythings going through your mind at the moment. I've found the ladies on here absolutely womderful. I've posted several times a day and people are always supportive. The ladies here really know what they are talking about.
I think the waiting is one of the worst times, because you don't know where you are. Life seems like a roller coaster and your emotions are all over the place. I know this sounds a cliche, but remember most lumps are nothing to worry about. The ladies who wait for tests and get great results often don't post much after because obviously they want to put this nightmare behind them. But for me keeping busy has been really important. Sometimes when the days have been really bad and I don't want to get up. I do a 'to do' list of things to do in the day, to tick off. Sort of gets me through another waiting day.
Remember mostly you are not alone, theres a whole wealth of support out there and on here. Talk and get emotions out of your system, don't bottle anything up. But mostly give yourself loads of TLC. Also I have tried to focus on the present moment. Somebody said to me depression is worry about the past, anxiety is worry about the future, but try and be mindful on the here and now. I know its easier said than done, but it has helped me a little.
We'll be with you all the way.
Love & hugs
Welcome to the BCC discussion forums, I'm sure your fellow forum users will be along soon to offer you some much needed support. In the meantime our helpline staff are just a free phone call away if you need someone to talk to in confidence. 0808 800 6000 lines open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 10-2.
Thanks you so much guys for your support. Im sending big hugs to you all.
Not really sure what I am doing...i thought Id posted a reply but cant see it, so I apologise if i already have lol
I'm also waiting for results. I had a biopsy on Monday and I'm waiting for results. I agree with everything everyones said. Your health is the main priority at the moment and at least with all the tests completed, you will know where you stand. The waiting seems to be the worst part. Well it is for me. Have you got a friend to go with you to the clinic and also to talk to. The helpline here are very good and also the forums. Mel is an angel and seems to respond to alot of us here on the 'waiting results forum'.
Big hugs to you and I will be thinking of you.
Welcome to the forums, this must be a very worrying time for you but you have come to the right place for support from our experienced users who I’m sure will be along to support you soon.
You may also like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer emotional support as well as practical information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.
Really nervous, just waiting for ultrasounds in both breasts and then maybe a biopsy in my right.
I'm 36 and a single parent, my daughter is 13 and has been poorly for a few years now. I have sort of put my problems to the side with my daughter being poorly.
Back end of last year i started with pain in the left breast, i had numerous ecg as they thought it was the heart, thankfully it wasnt and beacuse of everything going on I didnt go back about the pain, although its still here. My left breast struggles to fit in my bra, but i didnt think nothing of it. Then in december my breasts and nipples became extremely itchy and have ever since, I noticed a few weeks ago strange marks on my right nipple, still never thought nothing of it. I nipped to the drs for something totally different and as we were talking I mentioned my nipple, 3 days later im at the breast clinic being checked, i never realised these could be signs.
The Dr found thickening in my left breast (no wonder it feels heavy)....what is thickening? So im having ultrasounds on both breasts. I've got cream to use for a bit and if the itchyness and the strange marks on my right nipple dont clear up then I am to have a biopsy.
All I can think about is my daughter, I can't be ill, she needs me well as she is poorly. When she asked where I was going, I lied and will have to lie for the other appointments.
Sorry its long, just all happened so quick and Im confused, thanks xx