I’ve not posted before, been reading a few posts but I guess I’m just looking for reassurance. Sorry if this is long. I Had a mammogram as part of work medical last month as I don’t qualify for NHS mammogram yet, well I didn’t think I did but anyway, I chose to do the mammogram as even though I’m only 43 my sister was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 39. They explained at the time that as it was my first and their mammographers are super cautious, I shouldn’t be alarmed if I got a recall.
Lo and behold ten days later, the day before we went on hols, I get a call to say the mammogram had found something and to go and get my Gp to refer me to the breast clinic for further tests. I was only a little worried at this point due to the reassurances from the original radiographer and probably the lovely gin on holidays.
Anyway, went to the breast clinic last week and it all started to unravel a bit. Firstly they said I’ve been eligible for annual mammograms for a while due to the family history. My Gp knew about my sister but never said anything, so a bit grumpy about that.
Another mammogram was done followed by an ultrasound and then rather rapidly a biopsy. The lady doing the biopsy had a bit of an accent but I think she said she couldn’t see anything where the original mammogram had suggested there might be a lump, but she had found another one somewhere else and as it was solid she had to do a biopsy.
After that I went back to see the doctor who was the king of mixed messages. From what I think I heard he said it could be papilloma in which case it would need surgery but there was no rush (a good thing as I’m getting married in 5 weeks), it could be malignant in which case they’d be in touch “within two weeks” or it could be nothing in which case they would write to me.
One week later, yesterday, the phone rings. They want me to see the doctor on Thursday. Now I know you can’t infer too much from the time/method of communication about next steps but I can’t help but wonder does this mean it’s definitely not “nothing” because they would have written to me? Or was that a nice red herring from the doc? And does the fact the result and follow up appointment were so well within the “two weeks” I was expecting for results mean anything?
trying to stay off Dr Google, and only 40 hours or so to go now but it’s really hard. And I know it’s petty but I feel so upset that this is happening right before the wedding.
thanks for reading, any advice greatly appreciated