Thanks guys, I knew I could count on you. Ttid the issue is the inconsitency between the resultsof the fine needle test and the biopsy. The needle test only removes a few cells that go on a slide and are looked at under the microscope. That, as I found out today showed signs of cancer, but to confirm it they also need to see it on the core biopsy, which uses a much larger needle (local anaesthetic and scalpel blade required for this one) and takes a chunk of tissue from the lump. So what probably happened is the first time the radoiographer missedthe lump and sampled normal tissue. I had a mammogram 2 wks ago which showed nothing, not even the lump. Tnetrouble with mammograms in younger women is that breast tissue is v dense so you don't see much. I guess it gets less dense as you age so they become more useful. So the radiographer said I would probably get sent for an mri next as that will be much clearer. I also have enlarged lymph nodes under my left arm and of course now I know they're enlarged I keep comparing them to the ones under my right arm which aren't.
My uncle had breast cancer in his 60s, its rare in men, only 200 cases per yr in the uk. He's fine now, but his wife also had it. They are to anyones knowledfge the only husband and wife couple in the uk to havehad it. They bothhave done lots of fundraising for breast cancwr care, and publicity in raising awareness of the disease in men. Some of you may remember when I ran the london marathon the first time I didit for breast cancer care and it wasbecause of that that I went to downing street and had tea with cheree ( lucky me!) As she is patron of thecharity.
Not gong to work.tomorrow. idid after the last biopsy and it was sore so being sensible this time. I have had to tell my managers and have told my sister but not my parenst. My dad was in norfolk last wk and it was hard keeping it a secret but at the same time I didn't feel the need to worry him, plus it would have ruined the holiday.
ok, I'm a mess. I'm going to burst everyone's happy, pregnancy bubbles ( by the way am so happy for you hoggle - seriously) but I just need your virtual support and I know you'll give it to me.
I found a breast lump 4 wks ago. I saw the consultant 2 wks ago who sent me straight for an ultrasound, and I had a biopsy, plus he did a fine needle aspirate. I'd already sussed that all was not good, then got back from Norfolk to a copy of the letter the consultant wrote to my GP, and the words he used did not beat about the bush. I was supposed to be having an appt tomorrow to get the results but got a call this morning from the hosp asking me to come in for a repeat biopsy as the first one was inconclusive. So i had it all over again today, not esp pleasant I can assure you. The nice radiographer lady basically said the needle aspirate was suspicious but the biopsy was benign and we think thats wrong, we dont think the biopsy should have been benign. So this time she took even more biopsies, my boob is swollen and v sore, I had to go to my GPs this evening and get it redressed as it was still bleeding, and now I have to wait till next Wed to confirm whether or not I have cancer - but basically I already know the answer.
I have been holding it together fine until the last few days and now I am just crying at the drop of a hat I avoided all friends at school today, and burst into tears at the one I did see. All I keep thinking is that my kids are going to be motherless and that I am not going to see them grow up.
So check your boobs and appreciate your families, and in life there is only one thing that matters - your health.
It sleeps 7 with 4 bedrooms vixo, had a great toy cupboard and was on gorgeous quiet roads that we could run, walk or cycle on with barely a car in sight. Cows and horses just across the rd, chickens in the lane. nice couple of pubs, a play area in the neighbouring village.........can't guarantee the sun we had but we really enjoyed ourselves. Booked it on cottages4u but if you just google the name you find it on loads of websites.
Boo to forgetting catheters camlo. I forgot M's swimming lesson last wk- once the school routine goes out the window so does my brain sometimes!
last day in norfolk today. Went to cromer this morning, in 8c with 20 mph north winds. It was bracing to say the least! This afternoon I did a 10 mile run mostly off road which was lovely. I ran to a nearby national trust property then all round the grounds and back again. Bluebells, daffodils and fields of rape galore! I took a pic of the OS map on my phone and was v glad I had it as did get a bit muddled at points. Would never be good at orienteering!
back home in the morning. it really has been a fab week. If anyone wants a holiday on north norfolk in a stunning location I highly recommend our cottage, the saracens retreat.