Hi Flossie, sorry you find yourself here. It really is an anxious time from diagnosis to the start of treatment. I had a very large tumour (90mm) and 9/12 lymph nodes affected and here I am back to work full time and enjoying life again. Try and channel your thoughts in a way which will help you in some way rather than spiralling out of control. I know it's easier said than done after such a bombshell. Here is my blog which has lots of tips which I hope you find of some use and comfort. http://lifeafterlola.blogspot.com/ Let us know how you're getting on and come here to offload if you need to. Sending hugs. Xxx
Hi Flossie (love the name :-)
I had my mammograms, ultra sound and biopsies all on the same day as well - I was shellshocked as I was convinced I would have one mammogram and be told there was nothing to worry about and be sent home, so it was a pretty horrible day all in all. Then the wait for 9 days for the results was agonising. I have to have an MRI scan before they decide whether its a lumpectomy or mastectomy because there's a discrepency on whats showing up on the ultra sound and the physical examination - the physical exam seems to indicate a larger area so the MRI should give a clearer indictation as to what's going on.
I wonder if anyone else has experienced such a discrepency - I must admit i'm worried about what might show up on the MRI.
Must keep positive.
Hi. I was diagnosed on Wednesday of this week and I'm awaiting to have an MRI scan before they decide which surgery I'll need - so its all still very 'new' to me. I'm sure others will be along very soon to give you some help. The only words of comfort I can offer at the moment is that medicines and procedures for breast cancer has come on in leaps and bounds. The waiting is the worst thing. Helen xxx