Hi I’m a newbie had a routine mammogram on the 12th December got a call back letter on Christmas Eve of all days to go on 3rd January keep fingers crossed for me trying to stay positive
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Hi Lyngal, sorry to read you've got this worry going on at this time of year. I'm not going to say 'don't worry' because you will, all I will say is if you get the worst possible news it's usually treatable. I had my cancer, both breasts, in 2013, lumpectomies and radiotherapy, no chemo, every mammogram since have been clear, sending good luck Love and hugs for Friday xxxxx
Not going to say “don’t worry” but I had a mastectomy, reconstruction, and now I’m 4 years down the line. I hope this helps you realise, it’s hard, but doable.Everybody's experience is different, and everybody’ that has read your post, will fully sympathise with you, we are all here to offer help and support, it’s never a good time to hear theses things, but Christmas always seems to make it worse. 🤞🙏 good luck.
The hardest part is waiting for an answer. We all go through varying degrees of anxiety. Try to do your best to keep yourself busy - many a junk drawer, floor and wall has been cleaned during this time. It is perfectly normal and okay to feel anxious - just don't let it take over. Do things to keep your mind busy! I had cancer in each breast - 2004 and 2009. Almost every mammogram since then has needed to be done twice to be certain. Try to relax and keep yourself busy - breast cancer has had so many changes that many doctors are thinking of it as a manageable disease instead of cancer!!