hi everyone. I had my routine 2 yearly mammogram on 10/12. Got a call back to BreastScreen and was diagnosed 21/12. I was just so grateful that it was before Christmas. A tiny 5mm invasive which is quite deep in my breast. I was actually very upbeat after my diagnosis. It’s only now I’m starting to come down a little. Lumpectomy on 16/1 which includes hook wire/dye etc. surgeon is very confident that it is contained as its edges were definite. I’m expecting rads only but still a little anxious that there may be a tiny spot in the sentinel node which will change everything. So I’ve gone from ‘this is how it’s going to go’ to ‘think about the alternative’. I cope better when I consider the worse case scenario. Instead of thinking positively that the biopsy results would be good, I found that assuming that it was cancer put me in a better place to cope when it was. That sounds so negative when I read it back but it’s helped me to deal with it much more positively. It’s the waiting for results each time that undoes me more than the diagnosis or idea of treatment.
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