I remember the first time Colin took me away for the weekend it was to Chichester, cant remember the name of the hotel but part of it was very old and we had a gorgeous room in that part.
I have just googled it as I did not know where it was, wow oh my that looks beautiful, the sand looks incredibly white, you certainly have picked the right weekend to do it xxx
Oh that is great news and a massive relief. You can now look forward knowing your treatment plan is in place.
You can enjoy your bank holiday weekend now
I was also just diagnosed, May 21st. When the doctor said that I had to have scans
to see if it had moved to another place I was also shocked. As you said it was something
I had never considered. I rememember my Mom going through this and her cancer was
just in the breast so I was thinking a long the same lines!
The waiting is the worse part, but we will get through this.
Hi Karen, I'm sorry you've had to join us but welcome all the same 😊
There is so much waiting around in the early days of diagnosis and I think most of us feel this is the worst part of it all, not knowing the full story sends our brains in to over drive and fear of spread is natural but in reality the majority of us don't have any.
Not everybody has scans so you may not be given an MRI, it's not standard to have them all. A CT seems to be more common with Grade 3 BC but the majority of women report back that they were clear of any spread, they also do them to determine the size of the tumour if it is unclear and some cancers like lobular don't show well on a mammogram so extra scans are done.
It's tough trying to be strong for everyone and you need to let your emotions out which is what we are here to help you with, you will learn along the way that there is no easy answer to all the waiting for results but keeping busy and not over thinking certainly helps, one step at a time and dealing with the facts seems to be the key, speculating about what may happen is so draining and most of this isn't quite how you will be imagining once you actually get there!