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Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

23 Aug 2019 15:56

Hi Everyone,

Monday (19th Aug) I had an appointment at the local Rapid Access Breast Clinic. The week before I noticed a smooth lump in my left breast that had not been there before, my Mom hasd very rapid breast cancer 11 years ago so I’m rather pedantic  about checking myself and categorially knew this lump was a new addition. 

My GP was fantastic and I was referred right away, as I say the appointment date arrived within 4 days and I was seen within 6.  I’m 29 and expected an ultra sound and the possibility of a needle fluid aspiration however an ultra sound, two mammograms and a biopsy later here I am. 

I am due to fly out to Mexico next week (29th Aug) and am in a total fret about if it’s right to go without knowing my results. The team at the hospital were amazing and did say they would try to book me in to see someone before I fly but that seems to be getting further and further away.

My Mom who has been through this all before advises me to go away, we’ve saved so hard for this trip ( I’m 30 while Im away) and she’s living proof that no matter where you are a few weeks away isnt going to change anything. 

I just wondered what others thought?

One minute I’m out of my mind with worry and the next I just want to be on the beach with my other half celebrating being 30 just like anyone else.

Thanks in advance Happy

 

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

23 Aug 2019 17:40 in response to HLF89

 I’m not helpful as I’m currently waiting for my Results from my biopsy! I hope everything was ok for you x

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

23 Aug 2019 18:40 in response to HLF89

Hi, I totally agree with your mum, go and enjoy your holiday....it sounds fab, and your right...a week or 2 more will make no difference.....xx

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

23 Aug 2019 19:02 in response to JusttooYoung

Thank you for the kind words. I really hope all goes OK for your results too xx

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

23 Aug 2019 19:04 in response to Marlyn

Thank you - sometimes I think you just need to hear if it sounds crazy or not. I’m still hopeful I’ll hear soon from the hospital xx

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

29 Aug 2019 10:33 in response to HLF89

Unfortunately I’ve been diagnosed with stage two cancer. We decided to cancel the holiday as my surgeon was able to offer me an initial lumpectomy appointment on Tuesday. All systems go xx

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

29 Aug 2019 13:29 in response to HLF89

I would go on holiday and have a fabulous time. My results after the biopsy took four weeks and now I am waiting for results from sentinel node biopsies (another four week wait). Hope all goes well for you 

Mary xx

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

29 Aug 2019 13:43 in response to MaryT19

We’ve decided not to go I’m afraid as I’ve been called in for my pre op today and lumpectomy on Tuesday.

Do hope your node biopsies come back well.

Hannah xx 

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

29 Aug 2019 14:04 in response to HLF89

Hi Hannah that is such a shame but best to get the lumpectomy done and get recovered then go away afterwards. I do hope that everything goes well for you next week and you make a quick recovery from the op. Thanks for the good wishes

Mary xx

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

29 Aug 2019 16:42 in response to HLF89

go away and enjoy yourself. the results will be there when you get back x 

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

29 Aug 2019 16:44 in response to HLF89

sorry, read this after my first reply.

I hope all goes well xx 

Breast Biopsy - due to go on holiday next week!

6 Sep 2019 13:35 in response to HLF89

Hi All,

Im now two days in recovery after my lumpectomy. Little tender and tired but other than that feeling much better than I’d thought. Due to return in two weeks to discuss next steps but feeling currently positive. Xx