Today, after 4 weeks of what can only be described as fear and anxiety (that's putting it mildly - one day I was shivering with fear) I went this morning at 8.30am and had a Mammo and U/S.
My story is brief - big breast (J), reduction 15 months ago, sudden hardness/mass, small lump referred by doctor.
I took my parents along for support (I'm 37 which is pathetic but that goes to show you)!!! The Mammo was uncomfortable but quick. When I walked into the U/S all I heard was the doctor saying the words "suspicious" as he looked at my x-ray and I started to shake with fear.
I was made to feel comfortable as I had the U/S done with my mum siting beside me.
I could see the U/S screen as he put the gel on my right breast and did the test. It looked all clear but what do I know?
Well, turns out I do. Because there is nothing wrong with the right breast - just heavy scar tissue from trauma to the breast from reduction - I wanted to cry with relief.
Then came the left breast. The one with the small lump. I knew it had gone down but could still feel something. The doc asked me where. Then he did the U/S test with the gel and nothing showed up (said it was a cyst).
I was so happy that I couldn't stop hugging everyone afterwards. So I just want to reassure people that it isnt always worse case scenario and yes, cliche as it is, the not knowing drives you mad.
I've had my cancer scare and I think it's made me revaluate my life. I want to thank everyone who has been kind to me on here when I was really scared and to show my love to those who are still unsure of their results and those who know already.