Have just seen your message and felt I had to say something. I am 52 and had my first mammogram earlier this month and I was also called back last week. I was really stressed about it. Fortunately mine wasn't a problem in the end and i didn't need a biopsy but I felt really uptight at the time. I really hope that you get a good result next week. It is horrible waiting.
I am also waiting on test results from a biopsy. I have found this forum incredibly helpful, both for reassurance that usually it is not breast cancer, but also for helping me realise that at the end of the day they are testing for cancer, and when we get the results we will know one way or another. It is horrible waiting but keep posting on here as everyone is lovely and do help.
I phoned the breast care nurse today which spread some more light on the situation as she said that they had found calcifications in my breast which I didn't know previously.... these webpages explained everything for me: https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/benign-breast-conditions/breast-calcif...
It is normal to feel uptight - I have gone through just about every emotion and when I leave the house I just feel like I am in a dream world. I have gone from feeling totally devastated to feeling "I dont know why I am worrying so much", so every emotion is normal 🙂
Good luck bettiboop and let us know how you get on next monday 🙂
Kim68, I know it's so very hard, but keep telling that horrible little thing in your brain to clear off and only positive thoughts are allowed in. It's normal what you are going through and I am sure you have read all the other similar posts, however it's still so crappy to experience. You are not alone, we are all here and in the meantime deep breaths and positive thinking. Lol xxxxxx
Great news sunflower 57, so pleased for you. My news was similar to you, told all clear , rads and drug. Did they not mention the need for drug to you. I see my onc. On 11th march so will hopefully know more. Sharon is starting a thread for all new rad ladies, keep in touch. Lol xxxxxxxx
Having a major meltdown now the time has come to leave for hospital. Daft really as this is only a repeat of the biopsies done 3 weeks ago (plus wire thingy). Think its the thought of waiting again for results, def the worst part. On a plus side bruising finally gone this morning so I have had a few hours normal coloured!! Hope everyone else is doing OK xxx
BC nurse phoned to give me appointment for repeat biopsies and calcification procedure, Tues 3rd at 3pm. She told me they continue to test and check until everything matches! Guess I will have to wait another 2 weeks after that for results. Going to try and stay positive and keep busy, this waiting malarky sure sucks!
hi Jules, I have no idea if its normal procedure but despite the good news, its totally understandable that youre feeling the way you feel. In effect youre still waiting for results and all this waiting really takes its toll, its draining!!! Hope the coffee and girly chat helps, but try to focus on the good news too. fingers crossed for you all the waY XX
Morning to my lovely new friends. Help! Having had the phone call I got yday pm saying biopsies of both lump and node showed nothing significant I expected to be elated and relieved. Instead I hardly slept and feel awful this am. I keep asking myself why they want to repeat the biopsies, does anyone know if this is standard practice. I always knew regardless of result the calcification had to be looked at in detail so wasn't surprised to hear this needed testing. Am I being paranoid or do you think there is still cause for concern? Not sure if some of what I'm feeling is down to the stress over the past 2 weeks. I think I should be jumping for joy and not being so negative. When so many of you have not had good news this may seem really selfish and I feel bad feeling and thinking as I do. Am off to meet my best friend for coffee and the hope she sorts me out!!! Xxx
great new jules x dont feel guilty at all! It must be very reassuring for other new members to know thats its not always bad news. Fingers crossed further tests come back good x I got my appointment today to see the surgeon (thinks thats who I was told id see) and thats on Monday so not too long to wait. At the moment I guess Im planning to work until my op although I will give myself a couple of days off before just to get the house clean, clear the ironing etc and just get myself feeling 'ready'. I thought I was coping well but driving into work today, I was fine and then the tears just started. Then once I arrived my mate asked how I was today and that was it...meltdown. A few people noticed and asked if I was ok and there is going to be an office team meeting tomorrow so Ive asked my boss to tell everyone together (im not in tomorrow). Saves me having to explain why I might need the odd 10 minutes out every now and again. Unlike you two Im quite looking forward to being off lol And the people that already know keep bringing me bags of chocolate! At this rate I'll be too fat for them to operate 🙂 I think meeting up after is a great idea. Im already thinking of having a big party once its over and I hopefully get the all clear. And youre all invited x
Hi all. I've just had a phone call from the hospital to say lump and node so nothing untoward. The nurse said the result surprised them all! Not completely there yet as got to have repeat biopsies and the calcification closely examined but to me the news so far is just fantastic. Will get a phone call tomorrow with spots and when results are back I will go back to hospital to discuss and sort any treatment needed. Am very conscious that many of you would have loved to hear this for yourselves and I do feel guilty about saying mine is good (so far). I cannot tell you how much this forum has kept me sane the last 13 days, thank you all. Will update you once I know more. Love and hugs all xxxx
Thank you so much Karen. The whole thing is just so surreal but the support on here is amazing. Everyone knows just what I'm feeling as they sadly have been or are going through it too. Wine intake has definitely gone up and I guess will continue to do so this week:) Hugs to you too xxx
can I just add that this forum is great. Ive only been on here for about a week and the support and understanding has been so helpful. Youre never alone on here. The ladies on here will understand like nobody else can x
Hi Jules, sorry you've been having such a hard time. Its certainly not easy! Thankfully I only had to wait a week but that was also the longest week of my life. I drank lots of wine (as did quite a few others by the sound of it!). I cried a lot and kind of just floated through my days with this constant nagging voice in my head. I also imagined every worst case scenario known to man. Everyone copes differently but its absolutely normal that you feel the way you do. Im sure we all wish there was a fast forward button somewhere we could all press and just find out asap. friday will come, sooner than you think and I hope fyou get a good result. In the meantime, if you need to cry do it, if you need to shout do it..whatever it takes. Big hugs xx
Hi all. I know you are ahead of me in this process but can I ask how you got through the waiting for results. I'm a total mess and can't think about anything else. I already have a chronic bowel syndrome which has gone into complete overdrive so feel rubbish with that too. Feel so stressed and anxious and honestly don't know how I'm going to hold it together until results on Friday, it will have been the longest 15 days I've ever known. Desperate to keep it from the family til I know for sure but getting in such a state about how I will break it and the effecr it will have on them. Love to you all xx
hi Alison and Sharon, Im ok I think! Had a wobbly day yesterday but thankfully the last 2 nights Ive slept for hours. I think the week of waiting for the results took its toll as I have just been feeling completely exhausted. Not sure how restful the sleep has been as Ive still woken up tired. Im also a calm, great in a crisis drama kind of person but I'm also a terrible worrier and Im definitely a glass half empty person which really isnt helping. My friends and family are being amazing. My boss at work is already talking about getting a rota together for people to help me at home with the kids etc lol She's either going to mother me or smother me, one way or the other! And its great but at the same time I dont want to be the centre of attention...I dont want people treating me with kid gloves and have to think about what they say to me. Im losing a boob, Im not losing my sense of humour (yet anyway!). My mother in law is on the phone e ery hour asking how I am. I sound ungrateful but its so early I just need for it to sink in before I can be around anyone making polite conversation. From what Ive been told I wont need chemo or rads and nobodys said anything about hr receptor thingys to me. So much jargon to learn! I have posted in the 'recently diagnosed' board but am on this one still. I was reading about what to take into hospital and what to expect and now Im worried about things like getting around with drains hanging out of every orifice. Im going to go through it all again and make lots of notes. If I know what to expect then hopefully I'll deal with it all better. So far they havent seen anything in my l nodes but was told they'll check them again during the op? I suppose once I see my surgeon I'll have a much clearer picture of exactly what happens next. I just want it over with now. So far indications are that i can have an immediate reconstruction and hopefully a reduction on the other one (yay!! a freebie boob job lol). Always wanted one but could never afford it 🙂 I really hope you both get good results when your next lot of results are back, I'll be keeping everything crossed for you both and saying a little prayer for you both. I know we dont know each other but Im glad youre both with me (well not glad but..you know what i mean) lots of love xx