I was called for a routine breast screening mammogram after turning 50 a few months ago and they found something.. 1 ultrasound and a biopsy and 3 weeks later I got the results a couple of days ago, I've got Breast Cancer. Feeling utterly stunned by the news, trying to read everything I can and went to the appointment armed with questions and a husband but now I'm feeling overwhelmed. It's grade 1, stage 1 and 14mm so my loved ones keep telling me how lucky I am. I know I am lucky it was picked up so early but when faced with surgery and treatment in the months ahead I'm not feeling lucky. I'm feeling cross! The timeline I've been given was to see surgeon in 3 weeks then will schedule surgery 4- 6 weeks after that. Depending on the outcome of the surgery if all is as expected and lymph not affected then 3 weeks of radiotherpy to follow after surgery recovery time (6 weeks) I'm looking at the calendar with my husband and trying to work out if we can still go away to celebrate our first wedding anniversary as planned, as well as work stuff I want to carry on with. All a bit much to take in really.
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