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Called back after mammogram

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CiderwithBuda Sat 30-Jan-16 08:42:41

Was called for a mammogram and went a few weeks ago. Yesterday I checked our postbox (it's at the end of the drive and I hadn't checked it for a few days) and there was a letter calling me back for further investigation and appointment was yesterday.

Went along expecting it to be routine and that they just needed more images. Turned out they saw something on right breast. Had more images taken and an ultrasound and exam. Ended up with a biopsy. Results next Friday but have been warned they will probably want to at least remove the area - about 2 cm apparently.

Went from just planning on going to slimming world and having coffee with a friend to sitting in hospital with my boob squashed into X-ray machine and having samples taken. Felt overwhelming suddenly and I ended up in tears.

Procedure was fine in itself and the nurses docs etc were all so lovely.

DH being great but can't seem to understand that putting it out if my mind is easier said than done. He has blocked next Friday off to come with me for results.

At this stage I am assuming I will need a lumpectomy at the very least.

All very scary. Not sure if I should tell people. Not point in worrying anyone else if nt necessary. Told one friend who I was supposed to meet yesterday.

Not even sure why I'm posting! It all feels surreal.

FrancesNiadova Sat 30-Jan-16 09:26:19

Yes, it is surreal, because this happens to other people, not you. Suddenly, your life goes from doing what you do, to revolving around your next hospital appointment.
I've just written on another post, I had BC & a mastectomy 4 years ago & I've had my 3rd annual mammogram all-clear. There are survivors, much more survivors, out there today, who are able to get well again and get on with their lives.
Being, "In the waiting room," is the worst place to be. Once you know what it is, you can get on with it.
A really good site and forum that helped me through the many biopsies & eventual diagnosis & treatment was:
Breast cancer care uk.
It is a wonderful forum & the site has lots of downloadable fact sheets. If you need to talk to someone, you can phone their line & speak to a breast nurse specialist or even someone who's been through it.
The number is 0808 800 6000
Sending you my very best wishes flowers

CiderwithBuda Sat 30-Jan-16 09:45:47

Thanks Frances. Glad you are clear.

You're right. It happens to other people. Turns out we are other people!

Thanks for the info on the forum too. Not sure I'm ready to look yet! I'm a "cross that bridge when we come to it" type.

Supposed to be going to meet up with some friends in Tuesday which means an overnight stay. Trying to decide if I should or shouldn't go. No reason not to go other than likelihood of getting weepy with too much wine!

Marshy Sat 30-Jan-16 11:20:13

Pop over to the tamoxigang thread cider. Many women there who have been exactly where you are now. I was there myself not so long ago and it's vile. Back on track now with my first all clear appointment behind me.
Bags of understanding and support on the thread. Hugs for you.

FrancesNiadova Sat 30-Jan-16 13:03:46

Cider on BCCUK, there is a section for people who are having tests & waiting for their results. There is a really good Night Owls thread for when people are up at night thinking about, "it!"
I know what you mean about not wanting to look at it until you feel you have to though!
Just remember, most lumps turn out to be nothing sinister.
Most people who are diagnosed, end up NED, (No Evidence of Disease), just like me.
Have as good a weekend as you can xxxx flowersflowers

FrancesNiadova Sat 30-Jan-16 13:05:04

Great news Marshy! cakewinestar

CiderwithBuda Sat 30-Jan-16 18:12:53

Thanks Marshy. Will pop over for a look. Glad you got good news. flowers

Frances - will have a look.

Saw a friend this morning and told her. Her mum was treated for BC at same hospital and is now fine.

Am having wine and DH is cooking a yum curry.

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