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Waiting for breast clinic apt - very worried!

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Sissylw1980
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Frances1985
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Re: Waiting for breast clinic apt - very worried!

I had my appt today, been referred for ultrasound. I know the lump is a fibroadenoma (biopsied in October) but I am now worrying there's something else round it! Feel like I'm back to square one. X
jules12
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Kio, 

sorry I cant help you very much. there are other pages on here may be able to help you more, have a look at some of th other boards, they may no more about the results etc. I do hope you're ok, and try and be gentle with yourself xx

Kio
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Hi,I'm new here...saw GP8th May,she failed to send referral there n then.5 days later still no appointment.had another full week before seeing a consultant,sent for mamagram,week after had ultra sound and biopsies,they also put a marker in!.! And had not her mamagram before being sent home...3pm sat breast nurse calls to see how I am,and to ask if I understand what's happening..this bit freaked me out...she said the doc who did biopsies has marked it grade 2!!!! What does this mean? I have 16 yr only smack bang in middle of GCSEs so said nothing.feel as tho I'm just imagining it all....apparently on ultrasound something following mamagram is in my duct,any advice will be grateful.hope it's ok to post on her..x
jules12
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rachie, goodnight, we'll all have to cordinate a night out where we drink slippery nipples and any other breast related cocktails we can think of to celebrate our lumpy breasts, then sympathise with each other about our hangovers. What amazing results for all of us! woohoo!!!!!!! x

jules12
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josisuch this thread is a very positive one, showing that most of us do get the good news we hope for, be gentle on yourself, and we'll all be thinking of you x

jules12
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Goodnight, I'm so happy for you!!!!! phew, these last two weeks seem to of lasted about 2months, that's made this week a very happy one, thanks for letting us know xx

 

Rachie1752
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That is amazing news! Time for a glass of wine?

Good luck for next week Josisuch. Be nice to yourself this weekend

X
Goodnight
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Good luck for Wednesday. Fingers crossed for good news for you too xx
Josisuch74
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That's brilliant news. So happy for you. My appointment is on Wednesday hope mine is good news thecwait is such a stress and worry xx
Goodnight
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Thanks Jules and Rachie - Good news! Two cysts next to each other which they aspirated with a fine needle to get rid of them. Phew...... All very scary but feel so lucky to have received positive news. It's been such a support on these forums - thank you ladies xxx
Rachie1752
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Hope it went well, Goodnight. I've been thinking of you. 

It's odd how close you feel to people you have only met on line!

jules12
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thinking of you today goodnight, really hoping it's positive news for you too x

 

Rachie1752
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Good luck, Goodnight!

 

And Happy Birthday! It must feel like a very odd day. Enjoy your dinner and wine! Let us know how you get on, tomorrow.

Goodnight
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Thanks Jules - it's been a bit of a strange day and I just want my appointment tomorrow to be over and done with so I know what's what.  However, the other half is cooking me a lovely meal and am just enjoying a large glass of wine so it's not all bad! xx

jules12
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Been thinking of you on your birthday goodnight x

Goodnight
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So pleased to hear such good news on this thread - really pleased for you Rachie.  It must be such a good feeling to know you've been checked and it's all fine xx

 

Goodnight
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Awwww... thanks Jules.  I am feeling hopeful that I get good news on Friday too!! xx

 

jules12
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Goodnight, just wanted to say we're still thinking about you, and hope your birthday goes ok tomorrow xx

jules12
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Re: Waiting for breast clinic apt - very worried!

Fantastic news Rachie, I'm so pleased it all looks positive for you -and breathe... xxx

Rachie1752
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Hi,

 

I've just got back. My lump is a fat necrosis, I also have a fibroadema and a lot of cysts! I only thought there was one thing! She took biopsies, but seemed quite certain that they were all benign. 

 

Thank you everyone for your support!

Goodnight
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Fab news Jules - you must be feeling so relieved!!!  I am sure the biopsy is just a precaution and it will just confirm what you already know.

 

xx

jules12
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I'm very happy to say it was good news for me today. Nothing showed on the mammogram or scan and the consultants told me I have nothing to worry about it is just lumpy breast tissue. They took some cells just to be doubley sure but I am so relieved and not worrying at all about the results of this. I hope you all get the same good news. I will be thinking of you all xx Please let me know how you all get on xx

 

Rachie1752
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Thanks, I will!

Goodnight
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Hi - just wanted to wish Rachie and Jules goodluck for the appointments tomorrow.  I will be keeping everything crossed for good news for you both.   Please let us know how you get on xx

Rachie1752
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Hi,

 

It is a very odd day! I want tomorrow ( appointment day) but I also don't! 

 

I have diagnosed and undiagnosed myself with all sorts of things! 

 

Good luck tomorrow, Jules!

jules12
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Hows everyone doing today? I had a bad day yesterday, I told my mum and dad, which was hard, but I'm back to feeling positive today. Hope you're all holding out ok and being gentle on yourselves. xx

Goodnight
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I agree - think about confiding in a good friend and seeing if they can go with you to your appointment for moral support and to keep you company.  I hope you get your appointment through soon.  We are all going through this worrying time so keep posting and we can all support each other xx

Rachie1752
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Hi Josisuch 74

 

It is very hard, especialy when you are trying to keep it to yourself. Do you have a friend who could go with you? It would give you someone you can talk to in the meantime as well. I'm sure that a good friend would be happy to take half a day off work to come with you. I told a good friend the other day and she has been great. If it were the other way round I would want to be able to support her.

 

Be nice to yourself,

 

Josisuch74
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Hi I am going through the same I am also 41 Went doctors Friday and waiting for my telephone call mon/tues to discuss and arrange appointment. I have son of 16 years and going thru his GCSEs and I cannot cause him any more stress. Also my mum goes away Tuesday for a week so feel on my own at the min. Dreading them ringing me for appointment as will be going on my own. I just can't sleep constantly crying and shaking. I keep thinking it's just all in my head but I can still still feel it doc told me it's 2cm but I can also feel a pea size lump just above but to the left. Driving me crazy x. Goodluck for weds hope all ok xx
Rachie1752
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Re: Waiting for breast clinic apt - very worried!

Glad you have your appointment, Jules. It's almost the same time as mine, too! 

 

It is good to realise other people are going mad while waiting. It makes me feel slightly less irrational! 

 

I keep thinking that the odds are that it is a cyst. But it might not be. I run over what the doctor said, he never suggested that it was a cyst, didn't even mention cysts. Then I think about what he actually said 'The only way to know what it is is to go to the clinic' . My mind constantly whirring is quite exhausting! I found my brain running over all the women I know who don't have BC, figuring that I must be the 1 in 8 as I know 7 who don't have it! Completely irrational! I could slap myself!

 

It will seem like such a wate of emotion if I find out that all is okay! 

jules12
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It's nice we are all the same kind of age, I'm 41. It's good to feel we have people to talk to who understand how we are feeling. I got my appointment date today it's Wednesday at 9.10am. It's sent me back into a bit of a panic, but at least I'll soon know one way or the other. I so hope we all get good news! x

Goodnight
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Hi Rachie - it's awful isn't it!!!  Last night I convinced myself it's a just a simple cyst based on a few things;  it's smooth and pebble shaped; it moves a bit AND I am 40 (41 next week) and my menstrual cycle has gone haywire in last 6 months so think I'm moving towards an early(ish) menopause and therefore more at risk of cysts.  HOWEVER, today I am back to thinking all sorts again!!!!  Honestly, this would send the most rational person mad!!! 

 

Fingers crossed we all get clear results at our appointments - good luck for Wednesday xx

Rachie1752
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Hi,

 

I'm in a similar situation. I have my clinic appointment on Wednesday. I spent Wednesday and Thursday feeling unhinged- okay, then very tearful. Today I am a bit better, but SO tired. I don't seem to be able to do anything!

 

I'm a similar age, I'm 39 and have a 16 year old (who has just started his exams) and an 18 year old. It is very scary, isn't it!

 

 

jules12
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I know it will seem impossible but try and make the most of your birthday, let everyone spoil you! It may be good for your parents to be away giving them the chance to come to terms with it and arrive home stronger for you. I still don't have my appointment yet but feel much stronger today, the panic has eased and I am much more positive, I haven't felt like bursting into tears yet today. i don't know where this sudden burst of positivity has come from, but I am embracing it. Hope you're having an ok day too xx
Goodnight
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Brave face indeed!!  I've told my boss and one of my close work colleagues as well as other half and parents.  It's difficult and you have to consider the effect on them.  My Gran died of breast cancer in her 40's so I am sure it's unsettled my mum and my parents went on holiday today so I think they feel guilty going away!  I hope Saturday goes well for you.  Maybe it will be a good distraction??  It's actually my birthday the day before my apt so I don't think I'll have a relaxed happy birthday this year!!   Could do with a large glass of wine tonight to help with the "brave face"!!! xx

jules12
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Yes I am on the 2 week wait system so hopefully it wont be too long now before I hear. My children are 6 and 9, so yes they'll know something is going on too. Maybe I will feel a bit better when I get a date, time seems to be standing still at the moment. It was my Mum's 65th birthday yesterday and we have a big family meal out Saturday night, I'm dreading having to be cheerful all night, but want my children to have a really good time My husband is the only one there that knows what's happening x Brave face on x
Goodnight
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Thanks Jules12.  It's so hard isn't it.  I think I felt better once I had my appointment date as it gave me something to focus on.  However, I am now spending my time wishing it was sooner.   I just want to have some answers.   Trying to keep busy with work and my two children but as soon as I stop the scary thoughts start creeping back in again.  I was driving my car today and suddenly felt like bursting into tears - like you I was thinking about having to break bad news to my family 😞   Fingers crossed that scenario will never happen!


Have you been referred on the 2 week wait system?  If so, I hope you get a date through soon.   How old are your children?  Mine are young but old enough not to be able to hide too much from them either! x

jules12
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I went to the docs on Tuesday and I too have been referred to the breast clinic due to my uninvited lump. Like you I feel like my life has been turned upside down. I can't look at my two children without my heart breaking at the though of them having to see their mummy poorly. I haven't got my appointment yet and I'm unsure if I want to. In some ways I dont want to know, but in others I can't wait to know what I'm dealing with. I do hop all goes well for you and to be reading positive news very soon x

Goodnight
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Thanks for your reply Jules.   So sorry to hear about your mum but really pleased to hear that she has the all clear.   The waiting is really hard..... all sorts of things go through your mind and it doesn't matter how often I tell myself to be rational, the doubt soon creeps back in!!   Good luck for Friday - I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you as it sounds like you've had a really tough time.    I am off to the clinic next Friday so at least I know when I am going - just counting down the days and trying to stay sane without proding at my lump too much!!!

xx

jules1266
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hi goodnight, so sorry to hear of your worry. the waiting is the hardest i had mammogram about 6 weeks ago then us and core biopsy, which came back inconclusive, my mum was then diagnosed with breast cancer thank god shes been operated on and all clear now, ive had excitional biopsy of papilloma and they then found another 2 lesions so get my results friday, like you a very strong family history, but please believe me and this does sound stupid you feel more at ease when you go to appointments its another step and everyone on the forums are caring and going through same thing i wish you all the best jules xx

Goodnight
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Just had a call from the hospital - my appointment is next Friday the 15th at 1.45pm.  At least I know when it is, just have to cope with the waiting now!

 

Goodnight
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Thank you Lucy

Lucy_BCC
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Hi Goodnight and welcome to the BCC forums

I am sure your fellow users will be along with support for you during this worrying time and our helpliners are on hand with a listening ear too so please feel free to call. Lines are open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays on 0808 800 6000

Here's a link to the BCC 'Your breast clinic appointment' information which I hope you will find helpful:

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/breast-awareness/referral-breast-clinic


Take care
Lucy BCC

Goodnight
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Waiting for breast clinic apt - very worried!

Good morning all.  I am new to the site and am a 40 year old (41 next week!) mum of two kids.  I watched the very thought provoking "The C-Word" at the weekend and it reminded me to do a quick self exam - my heart sank when I found a lump!  Anyway, I went to see GP yesterday thinking she would tell me it was just hormonal or even that she couldn't feel anything.  She could feel it and has referred me under the 2 week system to the "one stop shop" at my local hospital.  I am now waiting for my appointment - my mind is just full of this now.   How does everyone else cope with concentrating on anything else!!!  I even dreamed about cancer last night (once I'd eventually fallen asleep!).   Having looked again, I can see that the breast with the lump looks lower than the other and there seems to be some slight swelling by the lump - I can also see a very faint slightly indented line that runs from the top of my breast to the bottom when I lift my arm up (it runs alongside the lump). Anyone know if that's a good or bad sign or just nothing at all??   GP was great and said that it felt smooth and was quite moveable so that could be a good sign but she still wanted a specialist to check it out.  My grandmother died of breast cancer after being diagnosed at 44 and my mum had a benign lump removed in her early 40's.  I am really worried........ one minute I feel positive, the next I don't and it goes on like that all day long!!