Hi I just read your thread. I was the same. Had a routine mammogram and was recalled. Was advised in the letter that I would get another mammogram, ultrasound and possible biopsy. So I arrive, trying to be as confident and positive as possible. Had mammogram, then went through and the doctor examined me and took an ultrasound. Couldn't find what was showing up in mammogram. Had to wait 2 hours and they set up the mammogram machine and did a core biopsy while I was in the machine and also put in a marker. Then I had to wait 10 excruiciating days for results. I was up and down like a yoyo. I arrived for results and was taking right into a surgery (I had my daughter with me). Then a doctor came in and told me I was clear. Then it was floods of tears. The weight was taken off me. I must have been one of the 7 out of 8.
So keep positive. I know its so difficult and I dread going for the next screening in 3 years incase. It's the 'not knowing' that's worst.
All the best. Hope you get the same result as me.
Thank you for your support. You are so right but it is hard trying to be positive. I guess it's just a waiting game. To be honest I know I can deal with whatever the outcome is -it's the not knowing! Thanks for the big hugs very much appreciated.x
Thank you for your support. I am usually a very positive person but at 50 have never been ill or even in hospital. I think you're right - Google hasn't been very helpful although I keep hanging on to the 7 out of 8 are fine stats! I'm just waiting for a letter on the mat so have no idea when that will be - hopefully by the end of this week.
You're also right - worrying doesn't change things and I know that I'll deal with whatever the results are as will my husband. I've shared with a couple of close work colleagues but not told any of my family - I thought there was no point worrying them if all was clear. My focus is my work - I travel a lot so as long as I keep busy I'm ok.
Anyway - I hope your news goes ok. Take care & thanks for the support xx
Hi - I had my first mammogram 3 weeks ago and was called back for a triple test which I had last Thursday. I was told that there was something there and a couple of biopsies taken. I'm now waiting for the results and keep veering from optimism (7 out of 8 are benign!) and panic (what if I'm the 1 out of 8). I was told my results would be discussed a multi disciplinary meeting which naturally leads me to believe it's more likely I'm in the 1 in 8 category. Trying to keep busy! Can't talk to my husband who is a born worrier himself. Any advice?