I just need to talk and I hope I can do it here. I've been reading your posts all morning and they've been a real comfort.
in the space of one week I have gone from happy and carefree to having a breast cancer diagnosis. I think I'm still in shock.
I found a small lump last week, went to the doc, who wasn't hugely concerned but referred me to the breast clinic. Had a appointment this morning (a cancellation) and saw a consultant who had a feel and wasn't too concerned either and was sure it was benign. I had tears of relief in my eyes. Had mammogram and ultrasound then was told by the radiologist that I'd need a biopsy and the next thing I knew they were looking at me sympathetically and talking about cancer support nurses and saying what a shock this must be.
Went back to the consultant, who was very surprised but apologised for his earlier remarks and started talking about possible treatment and introducted me to a cancer support nurse. I can only assume that the radiologist is correct and I do indeed have BC even though I have 10 days to wait for the biopsy results. The tumour is small and my lymph nodes seem ok and a lumpectomy should suffice but I still feel in total shock and denial.
Please could I have a virtual hug and some words of reassurance? Everyone seems so supportive here.