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catgirl1976 Mon 08-Apr-13 11:45:54

This may sound really odd but my left breast feels funny

It feels a bit swollen and, not exactly sore, but a bit uncomfortable.

My cousin died of breast cancer last year and a bit of me is niggly worried. I've had a good feel around and can't find anything lumpy but it feels wrong somehow and I am not 100% sure how to properly check my breasts (about to google it)

I feel a bit silly about it but it just doesnt feel right. AIBU to be a bit worried. Is it too silly a thing to see a GP about? I have doctors appointment this afternoon but that's about something else and I know they hate you mentioning more than 1 issue

I suppose I'm looking for some re-assurance really

catgirl1976 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:27:12

Thank you [thank]

And thanks for the virtual wine

I am going to focus on the fact the are just being cautious and how lucky I am to live in a country where this level of care and checking is avaliable.

And drink wine until I think I will be able to sleep smile

imour Thu 18-Apr-13 20:23:07

same as slightlysoupstained has said if anythings wrong it will be caught so early , keep us updated on your progress flowers

slightlysoupstained Thu 18-Apr-13 20:18:47

It does sound like they're just being careful - hope you don't have to wait too long! If it's in the breast you hadn't even worried about, if there is anything it will be caught super early?

Sending virtual wine and good luck!

catgirl1976 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:11:43

Went back for my follow up.

Mammogram on the breast they did the biospy on is fine (M2) but they want to do an ultrasound to be sure

The other breast which I had no worries on showed a "slight step in the breastplate and shadowing" which they have classed as M3. (Indeterimate abnormality probably benign)

I really thought the follow up was just a formality sad

I know it will probably be fine and I am trying not to worry. But I am a bit

Any hand holding and positive stories would be very, very lovely thanks

toffeelolly Sat 13-Apr-13 00:31:52

Just read this great new's wine

Fightlikeagirl Fri 12-Apr-13 23:10:20

Great news grin

catgirl1976 Fri 12-Apr-13 20:36:08

Yes ..... everyone have a wine

I would pour you all very large ones if I could grin

Bingdweller Fri 12-Apr-13 20:21:33

Yay! Fab news! In fact so good, i will have a wine for you right now grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 12-Apr-13 20:04:26

Yay that is fab news! wine

catgirl1976 Fri 12-Apr-13 19:51:19

Thank you for all the support,good wishes and grins everyone x


You are all wonderful and you really helped me through a scary time thanks

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 12-Apr-13 19:26:41

smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile. Sorry read grins for that lot grin wine phew

Jestrin Fri 12-Apr-13 17:00:28

Great news Catgirl

everlong Fri 12-Apr-13 16:30:53

Yay brilliant

slightlysoupstained Fri 12-Apr-13 15:43:29

raises glass of wine

YoniTooTightToMention Fri 12-Apr-13 15:40:09

Fabulous news grin

redwellybluewelly Fri 12-Apr-13 15:34:35


well done! Brilliant!

now go book a holiday!

YoniAWintersTale Fri 12-Apr-13 15:31:36

Biopsy results back and clear!!!!!

Mammogram results won't be back till Monday but consultant expects them to be the same

Such brilliant news

Thank you all so so so much

wine all round xxx

slightlysoupstained Fri 12-Apr-13 10:58:43

Sounds great catgirl, hope you get the final bit cleared up today so you can enjoy weekend!

marriedinwhiteagain Thu 11-Apr-13 22:37:38

Sounds good - check in tomorrow with the results and hopefully we can break open the bubbly.

toffeelolly Thu 11-Apr-13 21:50:30

Great new's catgirlwine

DangerousBeanz Thu 11-Apr-13 20:47:33

Fantastic news so far!!! grin

catgirl1976 Thu 11-Apr-13 20:33:24

Bing your advice has made a huge difference! smile

Themobster I am so sorry you had to wait so long for your results sad But so happy it was good news when it came

I rather wish I could buy every one of you a great big drink

Maybe one day at a meet up grin

Themobstersknife Thu 11-Apr-13 20:12:23

Haven't commented before but just wanted to say I am so happy to hear that it all probably looks ok, and that you will know for sure very quickly. I had similar symptoms, but ended up waiting three months to get the all clear, due to a mixture of inconclusive tests and a bit if incompetence on the hospital's part. The waiting was dreadful.
Good luck for tomorrow.

Bingdweller Thu 11-Apr-13 20:06:26

Glad all is well catgirl - my job is dealing with patients like yourself amongst many other things. I truly understand the anxiety in waiting and not knowing.

The NHS is absolutely wonderful - I am a malignant melanoma patient who is absolutely indebted to them. On the other hand, when you are in the fortunate position of having private medical insurance then it can be absolutely worth it to use it for a diagnosis and/or treatment if necessary.

Have lots of wine and enjoy your evening!

everlong Thu 11-Apr-13 19:57:31


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