17-07-2017 07:14 PM
16-07-2017 07:26 PM
I totally understand your concern, please try not to worry.
After my first mammogram (and unknown to me at the time, my recall and subsequent bc diagnosis), I fell and landed on my left breast! It all happened so quickly to even put out my hands!
I mentioned this to my team and after having an MRI to check both breasts before surgery, an area was picked up on the left (my bc was on the right), as I'd mentioned my fall I was sent for a chest x-ray, it turned out I had fractured a rib. The pain was the same as you describe. Perhaps you can request an x-ray too?
I hope your appointment tomorrow goes well.
16-07-2017 11:07 AM
16-07-2017 11:00 AM
OK Treeze. Hopefully you will be able to see someone tomorrow then.
Did you have any pain in that area before your fall? Once we've experienced this awful diagnosis of BC, then we immediately think that any other problem is going to be the same. I am especially guilty of this. However, there are many other reasons for pain and a cracked rib is one of them! Also, I find the more I think about it, the worse it gets!
I hope all goes well for you tomorrow and let us know how you get on xx
16-07-2017 10:41 AM
16-07-2017 10:24 AM
If your hospital is anything like mine, then the mammogram department is separate to the consultants and getting an appointment with him takes some time. Having said that ,its always worth phoning your BCN as you never know.
The worse thing is when you start reading stuff and they always relate it to BC. The reality for you is that you did have a fall, so there is a reason for the pain. And this will take some time to heal.
Maybe it's worth going to your gp?
The mammogram and body scan will hopefully put your mind at rest. As always, getting these tests and then results, is always the hardest part.
Sending a hug xx
16-07-2017 08:59 AM