Hi, I was given a number for a BCN today as I have some questions about Tamoxifen I want to ask about. I also asked the radiographer if I could ring for the results but was told no. Thanks again for you and Evie's kind wishes it is so nice to know that with the forum I am never alone xxx
Oldspice - it's a horrible time isn't it when our minds go into overdrive. I think you are doing the best you can and keeping occupied. Someone once said to me - if I worry about something in advance and it doesn't then happen, then I have worried for no reason. If it does happen then I have worried twice. That is so true - but it's hard to put it out of your mind totally. I know you are active on these chats - so chat away and let others help you get through the next 1-2 weeks.
Thanks for the hugs and sending some more to you too.
Thank you Julie and Evie for your kind wishes. I am not feeling so good right now but I never do after mammograms. I am trying to keep occupied with reading some good books while I wait for the results which they said should be in 1-2 weeks time. Sending you both hugs xxx
I've replied once but it seems to have disappeared!!
Thanks for your kind words Evie. Hsve received the book.
Of course we don’t mind you joining in - and thanks for the hugs 😊. I’m also looking forward to seeing this book, it sounds good.
Really sorry to hear about your flood - that happened to my sister recently. Horrible at the time but afterwards all is new and fresh.....these things really are sent to try us!
Hugs to you too and really hope you get your house sorted quickly. 🤗
Thanks so much, I’ve just ordered it. Sending you big hugs for your mammogram today and hope the reassuring results come through as quickly as possible. 🤗🤗 Evie xx
Hi oldspice - I'm looking for that book you mentioned, could you let me know the name of the author as there seem to be a number of books with that title.
Hi oldspice- sending you my very best wishes for your mammogram tomorrow and thanks for a great post. That was really helpful to read, for anyone whatever stage they are at. I think I should look at buying that book, it sounds as if it has some good advice in it. Evie xx
I know how it is. I have major anxiety right now as my annual mammogram is tomorrow on the exact same date I was DX 5 years ago. The waiting for results is the worst bit as all the what-ifs come on like a tsunami. This time I have had feelings of impending doom more than usual, so I consulted the Cancer Survivor Handbook and used thought taming to challenge why I feel this way. I have reasoned that the date itself is the main trigger as I normally have my screenings in December. Also I think the 5 years landmark is significant as I have waited so long to reach it and I don't want to be dealt another rotten hand. The taming techniques are to reassure myself that the date has no influence and challenging my fortune telling and thinking everything will go wrong when there is no proof that it will.
Hi Raaspberi - I wanted to send you and your family, especially your mum, a big hug for her mammogram today. Anniversaries and scans are always tough times - I agree with you, I wish there was some way to ease the stress. Someone suggested to me that I should try to turn the date into a positive memory date, so plan a trip/meal/etc around this time of year so it isn’t always associated with diagnosis.
You are very thoughtful to have come on here to look for support for your mum and your family. It is also tough for the family, so make sure you too have the support so that you can in turn help your mum. This forum is a great place to offload.
Sending you my very best wishes
Tomorrow is my mum's 4th mammogram after successful lumpectomy surgery. This time of year the anxiety always hit new levels for her and the family. I wish there was a less stressful way of going for a yearly check up but I know it's for the best. Fingers crossed.