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Stopped the denial and I'm off to the doctor

(19 Posts)
Frontpaw Wed 21-Nov-12 18:46:32

If the doc was concerned, they would have pointed you towards the hospital and said 'RUN!'. They would! I've had several family members been sent to hospital so fast your head would spin.

Keep calm.... Worrying won't make it better or worse. Not easy I know, but keep busy, make plans for Christmas, make Frontpaw some mince pies

thegreylady Wed 21-Nov-12 18:42:53

Will be thinking of you and hope all is well.9 out of 10 breast lumps are benign and the one that isnt is better dealt with early.
I had cysts for over 30 years starting with bf failure.After 30 years I was dx with breast cancer-detected early because of regular checks following all the cysts.
Good Luck

Posterofapombear Wed 21-Nov-12 18:39:47

Hi all! Thank you so much for your good wishes. I have a referral to the breast clinic which is good and bad I suppose. Dr said he didn't think it was anything but then followed this up by saying it was just too hard to tell on breast feeding breasts, so not filling me with confidence.

Feel a lot calmer now I've got that bit out of the way though.

graciesmall09 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:33:38

Thinking of you today. Hope the appointment goes ok.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 21-Nov-12 11:53:40

me too xxx

Hopeforever Wed 21-Nov-12 11:39:14

Thinking of you too

NedSchneebly Wed 21-Nov-12 11:10:20

Thinking of you for your appointment today pombear x x

NedSchneebly Tue 20-Nov-12 14:16:44

Well done for taking the plunge and making an appointment. We are all here for you.

Remember that only 1 in 10 of all breast lumps are something sinister, and only 1 in 10 of those are hard-to-treat ones. So the odds of it being fine are in your favour, and even if its not, BC is so treatable these days. I know, because I have had it.

Would second popping over to the tamoxifen thread - we all know how you feel, and have all been through similar anxieties.

Got everything crossed for tomorrow x x

BehindLockNumberNine Mon 19-Nov-12 16:56:08

Not stupid to worry at all, I have been there twice.
First time I was sent away by the breast clinic - an ultrasound and a 'feel' revealed it was harmless fatty tissue.
The second time I ended up having an needle biopsy and then a full biopsy, but again, it was fatty tissue. (Don't know why I was surprised, have fatty tissue everywhere else wink )

Well done on making the appointment. I found that the hardest step!

Hand here for holding if you need it.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 19-Nov-12 16:00:08

yes,perfectly natural to worry, and google always adds to scariness.

Frontpaw Mon 19-Nov-12 15:57:04

Not stupid to worry at all. Perfectly natural to be concerned if you don't know what's going on.

Posterofapombear Mon 19-Nov-12 15:53:31

Thank you all, I feel so stupid for worrying and stupid for worrying too much IYKWIM?

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 19-Nov-12 15:39:47

it's over here

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 19-Nov-12 15:38:44

hand holding here too- you'd be welcome over on the tamoxifen thread for a comforting group hug...

Posterofapombear Mon 19-Nov-12 15:36:07

I have to wait until Wednesday sad

Stupid living in the middle of nowhere.

I wish I could go back to thinking its just a blocked milk duct!

PainForLife Mon 19-Nov-12 15:31:56

Gud luck ..... hopefully it's nothing to worry about smile

agree Googling is a very bad idea!!!

Frontpaw Mon 19-Nov-12 15:28:51

Are you off there now? Googling is a Bad Thing. It can be absolutely nothing to worry about. Try to keep callm until you've seen the doctor. Make sure they have a proper look and test. Dont leave until you are happy with the diagnosis.

Hopeforever Mon 19-Nov-12 15:27:40

Congratulations on going to the GP

Hand holding

Posterofapombear Mon 19-Nov-12 15:22:00

I have a massive hard lump in my boob and the skin is puckered. I thought it was breastfeeding but a quick google tells me that's not likely. Shit. sad

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