Just wanted to say my thoughts are with you and I'm going through similar myself. Had a lumpectomy and centinel node surgery on 13th March, 5 days after receving the confirmation of BC and only 4 weeks after finding the lump. Due to the holiday weekend my results won't be ready until 5th April. I thought I was coping well and just getting on with it, my 2 teenage sons live with me but are currently going through the "it's all about me" stage so I don't have anyone around to talk to either. Didn't think this was an issue until I went to my Dr's today for painkillers (issues with fluid where the lymph node was removed). All of a sudden I found myself bawling like a baby! I now realise I'm not coping as well as I thought, I do need to talk about it and for once in my life I need to put myself first. I have been fortunate that my breast nurse has called 3 times since my op but I just didn't connect with her and don't feel like I could open up to her.
I agree with Ruth58, carry on posting on here, sometimes an online stranger who's been there is a better ear than a professional who is paid to listen!!
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I too am so inspired by your positive outlook. I'm currently waiting for my results having had a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy on Wednesday. The doctor at my clinic told me they would normally write with results but in my case they would give me an appointment for next Friday to discuss treatment etc.. Having spent the last two days googling everything I can think of I am totally confused by this statement and also somewhat panicky. The doctor also stated that as my lump is next to my bone she was somewhat wary when doing the biopsy so if they got a negative resut from that then I would be called in to have an ultrasound biopsy done as that would mean she had definitely missed the lump. As a normally healthy 43 year old I have had little experience of the medical profession so just took the information she provided as being normal and left. Now I don't know what to think! I do know that as you and all the others who have commented said, suddenly a week seems a very long time.
I'm so sorry your results were bad but can tell you're a very strong person and will not let this beat you. You're an inspiration to me
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