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PurpleWithABitOfPink Mon 04-Nov-19 09:41:05

Hi,

Sorry if this post won’t read coherently, I’m a bit of a mess (in the head).
Went to see GP last week, and since have been referred to breast clinic. I was ok, GP was really nice and put my mind at ease by saying she thought it was a cyst...however, when the appointment letter came with the words suspicious typed on there it made me feel sick. I also had to ring to change appointment and felt worse when the lady mentioned I had been referred as urgent (so need to be seen within 2 weeks).
I don’t know what to think, my appointment is end of next week. I try to block it out, but I feel so down and evenings seem to be worse.

Just wanted to get that off my chest! I haven’t told friends, only DH and my mum, but I don’t want to constantly ‘moan’ about feeling worried or scared.

Sometimes I wish I didn’t go to the GP, as ridiculous as that sounds sad

Thank you for reading

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velocitygirl7 Mon 04-Nov-19 09:46:06

I've been in your shoes twice this year, the wording on the letters they are scary (mine mentioned the word cancer multiple times!) and the 2 week wait is a standard wait and no indication that it's something terrible.
Please please go to your appointment and also share your feelings with someone! Your mum or dh would want to support you, just tell them.

velocitygirl7 Mon 04-Nov-19 09:46:53

Sorry I misread your op, I'm glad you've told your mum & dh!

PurpleWithABitOfPink Mon 04-Nov-19 10:01:43

Thank you so much velocitygirl, I’ve decided to ring a good friend ..I think I need to get it off my chest, and just talk to someone. I’m going to let dh know exactly how I’m feeling too.
I hate the wording on the letters, wish they would just print the time and date for appointment x

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Lauresbadhairday Mon 04-Nov-19 12:48:03

I have been through the same very recently. GPs have a duty to refer all breast lumps via the 2-week pathway even though 90% will be benign. The fact that your GP has said that it is most likely a cyst is reassuring. It's a horrible time and the 2 week wait feel like an eternity. Best of luck flowers

EffRam Mon 04-Nov-19 12:51:19

All breast lumps are referred as urgent 2 week wait. I've been twice for different lumps and both times the GP warned me the letter would seem scary! It is worrying but it is almost certainly a cyst if the GP said that and hopefully you'll get in soon and they can reassure you smile

PurpleWithABitOfPink Tue 05-Nov-19 15:05:31

Thank you so much for the replies 💖
Can’t wait for next week to be over with smile

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