Hi everyone. This is my first post but I have been 'following' lots of your stories for the past 4-5 weeks since I first visited my doctor with some puckering in my right breast. I couldn't feel or see a lump - it was really just that my nipple seemed to be 'moving' and as I said there was puckering. I really thought it would be nothing so when the doctor told me she thought she could feel a 'mass' I was shocked, but was refered to the breast clinic 2 weeks later. Again, I thought I would be told its nothing, but I had loads of different mamograms, ultra sound and was informed there were 2 lumps and underwent core biopsy on the larger of the lumps and a needle biopsy on the smaller one - then the wait.....
I had my appointment yesterday for the results to be told it was breast cancer. I now am waiting for an MRI scan before they decide which surgery I will need - the area feels larger on examination than is showing on the ultra sound - so they need the full picture before decisions are made.
I have to say this forum has helped me deal with the news much better than I would have if I hadn't been reading all your inspiring stories - so thank you all.
I can - and WILL - get through this - especially with all your help.