Fear of recurrence
after being diagnosed early January 2020 with stage 2 TNBC
First went through chemotherapy then lumpectomy and finished in September with Radiation
all my results came back with great results no lymph node activity clear margins and full pathological response to treatment
I was coping quite well with day to day life after much Counselling
until I went for my recent 3 month appointment with specialist
I got a student Dr who was adamant I had a new lump.
as I lay there on the bed waiting for my actual specialist to come and check me over my mind was going crazy with the worst kind of thoughts
My specialist of 40 years experience checked my breast and said there is no lump and told the student Dr to remove the notes from my record and the reassured my husband and I it was only normal breast tissue
I have been a mess now for over a week and have examined my breast now 3 times or more a day finding lumps that now seem bigger and hurt
is my anxiety taking over?
I called the cancer council and they recommended to stop self examination’s for a bit and believe my specialist
my Mammogram 1st since diagnosis isn’t until February and the specialist doesn’t see me again until mid February
sorry for long rant (Anxiety does this) x