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14 Apr 2018 13:15

Found a lump in my left breast 21st March after GP visit had my breast clinic appointment 12th April had mammogram ultra sound and biopsy results next Thursday I'm worried sick can't eat hardly sleeping plus in the ultrasound they found a 2nd lump to the side which I hadn't felt my family are being brilliant but I know they are thinking the worse the same as me forgot to say I'm 53 years old 3 years into menopause 


Re: Lyn64

14 Apr 2018 13:55 in response to Lynn64

Hi Lynn  and welcome ... 

Well the place your at now, for lots of us, is the most scary ... it's like someone can give you the news that will change everything and turn your world upside down ... everyone around feels scared too ..

But my first 4 recalls were down to fatty lumps .. and I'd panicked for nothing ... but l knew my last one was more then that ... and when I heard the word cancer , I felt all that I've said and more ... I'm sitting here 9 months post mastectomy... and if I could go back to those early days where you are now, I'd say wooh ... stop ... live in the day, you will get through ... lots have gone before you, and so many will follow .. you can do this ... 

Stop thinking "what ifs" stop thinking your already there, it just may be o.k ... many more lumps are o.k then not ... and take one problem as and when it pops up, because panic won't get a different result .. and yes it is do-able ... theres lots of us on here, helping each other through good and bad days ... ups and downs ... and no matter how you feel, someone will know those feelings ... its the thought of the unknown thats the hardest ... be prepaired for lots of waiting ... we wait for every stage ... but its not all doom and gloom like it used to be ... we even find funny things that happen along the journey we find ourselfs on ... a

And I'm a grade 3 breast lass ... and 9 months down the road I'm still here, loving every day ... I look at them like a gift now ... that's the one thing cancer does is make you appreciate everything ... my little granddaughter Emily (pictured) makes this world amazing ...

And remember you just may be fine... if it is there's a wonderfull bunch of breast friends right here ... Chrissie xx

Re: Lyn64

15 Apr 2018 01:14 in response to Lynn64


Hi Lynn,

Chrissie is so right in what she says. I am glad to hear that you had some tests on Thursday. I agree that waiting for the results is always a scary time, and one when our imaginations tend to run wild.

I have lost both of my parents, several family members and close friends to various forms of cancer. I have been contending with 2 bouts of breast cancer in the past 8 years myself. The one good thing about treatment now is that it is so different from 20 years ago. Our friends at Cancer Research have done a sterling job and, there is no comparison between the type of treatment and aftercare my mum received then and that which I have received since.

Whereas people used to die from cancer, many now live with cancer.

I am glad to hear that you have good family support This will be a boon as you travel your cancer journey. Many breast lumps turn out not to be cancerous, so, for the moment, I am hoping and praying that you will be one of the lucky ones.

Please stay in touch and let us know your results. We are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Re: Lyn64

16 Apr 2018 12:12 in response to Chriss


i am on the same position as all you lovely ladies - but I am awaiting my first hospital Wednesday for post menopausal bleeding.  This is the only place I suppose I feel as everyone understands.  I am trying not to allow my mind to wonder - but to be honest I can’t even function it’s if I have already been paralysed and not even had the results yet.  The waiting is so hard - I have to keep telling my brain not to go into overdrive to calm me down.  

Re: Lyn64

16 Apr 2018 18:24 in response to Queserasera


Hi Queserasera,

A very warm welcome to our forum. I am sorry that you  have been having this bother and fully understand how you are feeling. Waiting for that first appointmet and then for results is always a scary time and it affects our emotions in so many different ways.

Do your best to keep as busy as possible to distract yourself from the wait. Try to avoid looking things up on the Internet, but if you must, stick to reputable, well researched sites.

I hope that all goes well for you on Wednesday. Please stay in touch and let us know how you get on. We are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx