Dear Rosie, Sam and all. I'm in the same boat as you. I had my first mammogram in a mobile unit 3 weeks ago and was told not to worry as 1st timers are often called back for more films to be done. I was recalled to the hospital breast care unit and went along just expecting to be squashed in the machine again. That was not the case. I had more films done, then an ultrasound, and then i was told I would need 4 Vacora biopsies too. The procedure took ages and was very painful because the anaesthetic didn't got that deep. They had to stop and put in more anaesthetic but it didn't stop the pain as they got further in. I was in a lot of pain and I'm not normally bad with pain. They were planning 4 biopsies but in the end settled on two. I had no bleeding after or surface bruising as yet but I think the area they were trying to get to was deep inside and they were sorry they couldn't numb all the way in. The whole breast is very painful but there's no external sign of bruising so I think I've been lucky. Now beacuse of Easter my results aren't until the 13th April. I'm trying not to worry but it's difficult as I didn't ask what the various outcomes could be so I'm kind of thinking the worst in the middle of the night. Crazy really as my husband said there's no point in worrying until we know. Anyway, best of luck to all of us. I'm thinking positive today in that we've all got something harmless or so early they can fix it.
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