20-07-2017 08:44 PM
Its the pits isn't it. I bet you are having trouble eating and sleeping too...it would be surprising if you weren't ! Remember that the treatment of breast cancer is very modern and effective nowadays, and actually advancing all the time. It is one of the most treatable of cancers,with a large variety of treatment methods spending on the individual type. I can see that you are feeling a lot of emotional pain right now. Why not give the helpline a call on the number at the top of the website?
17-07-2017 10:52 PM
I have just seen your post and wanted to acknowledge itxx
this is a really difficult time and we can all totally understand what you are going through. This is the worst time when you are waiting for your results as your anxiety levels are so high and rational thinking goes out the window, this is obviously heightened with your family history and your husband passing away.
I would wait until you know exactly what you are dealing with before saying anything to the kids, and IF there is something to tell them there are some really good booklets on this website to help with that, but what you need to keep in mind that IF and it is a big IF it is bc then treatment is very good, which you will see from the experiences of a lot of the ladies on here.
Sending you a special hug and just keep coming on here and we will get you through this.
17-07-2017 09:13 PM
27-06-2017 11:12 AM
27-06-2017 10:34 AM
At stage 1, you've caught things nice and early! Have they discussed your treatment plan and said you need chemo already? What surgery have they offered for you?
Sorry you are joining us too, its not a sad place here though, its full of hope and strength x
27-06-2017 08:56 AM
23-06-2017 10:01 PM
REally sorry to hear that Fiona, so you will get to join our little club and stick around.... but you've found out quickly and thank goodness early due to the extended screening. It's such a lot to take in isn't it. I'm glad you are chilling with your maltesers.....but how are you actually feeling ?
23-06-2017 09:26 PM
Not good news this afternoon. Two areas to be treated in the left breast. I should get my MRI appointment date tomorrow and then once they have analysed that they can decide which surgery option is best - breast conservation or mastectomy.
Just chilling out with a glass of wine and some Malteasers.
22-06-2017 08:21 PM
22-06-2017 02:18 PM
Happening quickly is a good thing for your mental health though (I know it won't feel like it for you right now....but extended waiting is the worst part and for many people it can take quite a few weeks from referral to mammogram to biopsy to results). It sounds like as they've already extended their programme to the lower age range that they are taking very seriously their bc referral and treatment process timescales. Keep yourself busy today Fiona, and very best wishes for your results tomorrow. x
22-06-2017 01:12 PM
Thank you for your reply - it is all happening so quickly which is the scary thing. It is Nottinghamshire NHS Trust.
I will be back on tomorrow afternoon/evening hopefully to let you know the outcome.
22-06-2017 12:21 PM
So sorry you are going through this horrible wait too....if its any consolation....your response and waiting times are impressively good. Which nhs trust are you with ? Seems to be a lot of us 47 and 48 year olds having suspect things happening recently
Do come back tomorrow and let us know how you got on x
22-06-2017 10:47 AM
I'm a newbie and this is my first post.
I'm 48 and had my first mammogram on 9 June - the local NHS Trust are trialing extending their age range for routine screening. I thought nothing of it but received a letter asking me to to go back yesterday where I was told there was a shadow on my left breast. I was duly examined and drawn on. Had an ultrasound and biopsies taken from two places and get the results tomorrow afternoon at 4 so can totally go with the agony of waiting. Thinkning of you x
19-06-2017 10:06 PM
19-06-2017 09:35 PM
Ah yes Jobey, its coming back to me now.....
My surgeon said they wouldn't ring with news, they like to give it in person - either good or bad. The reason she gave for this is that they like women to be treated fairly and consistently....i.e. if they called those who were 'clear' then if you had no call you would know it was bad news.
19-06-2017 09:21 PM
Hi Karen, I'm sorry you are having to go through this awful waiting period, it really is torture and we can all relate! They wouldn't ring you with bad news, it's the one thing they really try not to do which is why they make you an appointment for results , they are more likely to call you earlier if the results are good which has happened to a few ladies I know, I did get my results over the phone but only because they were certain they would be benign, they weren't and they were very apologetic at me having to be told this way as it's not how they like to do it, your mind will wander all over the place until you know for certain and this is totally normal, try and keep yourself a busy as you can which will help the says pass quicker Xx Jo
19-06-2017 09:04 PM - edited 19-06-2017 09:05 PM
Sadly, it is emotional and psychological torture, there's no way to sugar coat it. I'm terribly sorry to hear about your Mum, but please remember what a knowledgeable nurse told me....'if you are going to be unlucky enough to get any type of cancer bc is the one to get, due to how treatable it is compared to others'. Of course it will play on your mind that your Mum died of a different cancer type, but it was a very different location. Of course, this is all jumping the possibly not even present gun.....as you don't know anything about your biopsy yet. That's the problem, the not knowing, it is very very painful. Have you shared with those around you how you are feeling ?
19-06-2017 08:47 PM