Just wondering if you got your results. Hope they have come through with good news. Waiting is awful, isn't it?
I finally got my results this week, 5 weeks since the stereotactic core needle biopsy & I'm so pleased to say no sign of malignancy. I have to go back in 6 months for a mammogram to check that the calcifications haven't changed. I guess this is usual procedure???!
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who supported me during this agonising wait & all the very best to everyone still in the waiting room.
I read on the internet that taking 6-10 samples is normal. I'm in the same boat as you. Hi shipmate!
We read so much into every thing that happens, every expression on the faces of the staff. Naturally we assume the worst but the statistics are encouraging....
In the meantime I'm relying on my relaxation CD to help me take my mind off it (for a nano second!!). There are several "Minfulness"CDs & books available. It's also great to read the posts & know there are lots of people out there sending cyber love & support so here's a cyber hug!!
I swore when I got my diagnosis that, whatever it was, I would continue to support people on here, because I got so much support when I needed it. I think a lot of people thiink they will carry on, even if they get good news, but I suppose, if you've had the all clear, you just want to forget about it and move on with your life, which is entirely understandable.
I think the issue with only getting comments from people with a diagnosis of BC is that they may come across as negative. They might give the impression that everyone is going to be diagnosed with cancer, which is so far from the truth.
I always try to be positive, whilst being realistic. I remember my first post and the first response I got... although the person was trying to help, I was convinced then that I must have cancer!!!!! Unfortunately, I did, but most people don't, so we have to be careful how we word things, so as not to give the wrong impression. At the end of the day, we're not medical experts! We can only support with the emotional roller coaster that we all take a ride on...
I really hope you get good news, and if so, whether you choose to stay on or not, you'll be free from those horrible thoughts we all get.
Take care, Mel. xxx
Mel I will bear in mind what you said about people dont stick around after they have received a good result. If mines is good...I will be back because my mind has been put at rest by the simplest of comments and I am learning to stay positive.....even though I find myself with tears rolling down my face when am on the bus going to work. Just a fear of the unknown x
lo-la, Hi....ditto to everything that has been said. Keep busy and if you need to scream and shout do so, it really releases the tension. If it all gets too much contact you GP and get some help there. I wish you all the luck in the world for your results and Mel is right, whatever the result it does make it easier as you can then plan what to do, whether good or not so good.
We are all here for you, so sound off to us if you need to, you can type everything you feel, even if it seems silly and no-one will judge what you say.
Love Sylvia xx
Trust me, the waiting is absolutely the hardest part... waiting for appointments, waiting for tests, waiting for results... all a complete nightmare. It's completely natural to worry, so don't beat yourself up for it.
I've said this to so many people in the last few months that I've been on here... try as much as possible to find something that engages your brain! Something you enjoy doing that you can immerse yourself in to keep your mind from wandering. For me, I played lots of games and puzzles etc. That was my way of coping with the waiting game...
I think for a lot of people on these forums, the whole thing is completely new territory to begin with... Most of us would have very little idea about breast cancer until we're faced with it. And then there are so many different kinds! However, the MAIN thing to remember is that most issues turn out to be completely benign. A few of us are unlucky.
Trust me when I say this; whatever your issue turns out to be, once you know what your dealing with, it definitely gets easier. The waiting puts your life on hold, but once you have a diagnosis, good or bad, the clock starts ticking again and you can move forward. This may sound odd, but when I got my diagnosis, I felt a sense of relief, purely because I knew what I was dealing with... Also bear in mind that when people get a good result, they tend to stop using these forums, so most people who hang around to offer support have had a diagnosis of BC. It's a shame that more people who have had a good result don't stay on to support those in your kind of situation.
Anyway, after that ramble, keep yourself busy until Monday afternoon... Try not to worry. Worry is like being on a rocking horse; it gives you plenty to do, but doesn't get you anywhere!!
Best of luck Lo-la; I'm sending you positive vibes down t'internet!! xxx
Katie is absolutely right. I'm sure the reason for the additional biopsies was to ensure they have captured the right cells. Better to have too many than too few...
Here's the link for the leaflet on calcifications, which should help. http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/breast-awareness/benign-breast-conditio...
The majority of calcifications are innocent, so try not to worry yourself too much.
P.S, I've just copied and pasted this link from the other thread (Need someone to talk sense into me), so if this doesn't work, you can pick it up from there.
Best wishes, try not to panic! Love Mel. xxx