I am really sorry that you are having to face this too. I was told my lump was cancerous on Friday and will get my biopsy results back next week. I am still in shock I think, as I haven't cried much and am quite calm about it. I have an 11yr old son. I haven't told him yet, I want to wait until I know more and try and tell him about it in a positive way. I have been through dealing with a brain tumour before and have fought cushings disease for the last 10 years, Support groups help so much and sharing your experiences with people that have been there or are going through similar things really helped me, which is why I joined this site immediately. I found that although I had my firends and family who were my rock, I also needed people that sat outside of that close circle that I could be really honest with. Sometimes you don;t want to share everything with your friends and family for fear of scaring them. That's how I felt anyway. Sorry we are 'virtually' meeting under these circumstances, but I wish you all the very best in this journey.
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Thanks very much for your kind replies. I found forums like these to be a huge help to me when I went through dealing with Cushings Disease and I know how much it helps being able to chat to people who are going through similar experiences, 'get it' and can share their experiences and give you support. I am viewing this as a new phase in my life, not a welcomed one in the least but one I know I'll just have to grit my teeth through and hope for the best. I have a little saying which sits on my desk at home "If life deals you scraps, make a quilt" - my life, health wise has been very scrappy, so I intend to make the best quilt ever.
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I have just been told that a lump I found under 2 weeks ago in my right breast is cancerous. I spent yesterday at the hospital, seeing various Doctors/Nurses and undergoing tests, mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy. It's all rather surreal and I think I am in a state of 'calm' numbness. The ironic thing is the hospital I was diagnosed at, was the same hospital I was diagnosed with a brain tumour 10 years ago when a consultant informed me that 'You have a brain tumour, but don't worry you are not going to die' (in only the way 'some' consultants can convey themselves.) So, here I am a married Mother of an 11yr old boy, in full-time employment, a month away from a possible promotion, who already manages a series of chronic illnesses as a result of said brain tumour and being diagnosed with Cushings Disease 9 years ago. Life has a funny way of sending through challenges to us, doesn't it? I came away yesterday thinking I have spent the last 10 years fighting one disease and I haven't let that beat me despite 2 brain surgeries and a course of radiotherapy, so I guess this is my next challenge. I get the results of my biopsy next Friday so will keep you posted.
Thanks for listening and I wish each one of you all the very best.
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