Call Back for 2nd mamogram

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warmheart
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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/22/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello to you all,
I found you whilst searching for help.
I have been called back for a 2nd mamogram and ultra sound scans etc, i think its my left breast as it was extremely painfull during the first screening.I know i should not worry until i find out anything, but us woman we are good at worrying !, I have been ill for sometime ie very tired, repeated chest infections and gini problems that wont go away etc etc.
i remember some years ago that i mentioned to my gp that i had a pea size hard lump under my left armpit, he said not to worry as it was to far away from the breast so nothing was done, more recently around 6 months ago, an area on the same breast was causing me pain, there was also a large lump, well not a lump as such, anyway when at gp re gini probs and yet more tests i mentioned my left breast, he said he could not feel anything!, 4 weeks later i got my mamogram and within days i am called back...my gp did find something wrong with my blood , he says i have a very low red blood cell count BUT i am not enemic !.....Now with that in mind and this call back I am worried...........I know i am prob waffling a bit, but i do not have family to speak to, i am a single parent (older than average, well 50) to an 11 year old girl and a almost 13 year old boy. of course i dont want to have breast cancer and die, but my concerns are of course for my children............my call back is this coming monday 24th, they have told me to bring someone with me, which of course, being a woman, i read into it i will need support as i will be getting bad news !..what are we like, i was tempted to put a lol then, but i dont feel like laughing really................i hope as a new member and being my first post i have not waffled too much....hugs to all xXx

Tavish
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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 5/23/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi and welcome...sorry for the worries you are experiencing. Certainly sounds like you are in the right hands now and taking control to get some answers. I could not even speculate as to the relationship of the long time concerns you reported or liklihood of cancer...but 80% of breast lumps are benign. You are right, we are good at worrying! But it will only make you crazy and scared, so as hard as it seems, try to focus on something distracting until you know more. Focus on what you can control, like activities and doctor's appointments and advocating for your self. Focus on the what if's will be counter productive, so try to focus on what you can control. And by all means, keep us posted and let us know if you have questions along the way. We're not doctors but chances are that someone here has been through something similar and we can all share our experiences.

Lori



harrington49
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 5/24/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Warmheart

How did you go with the call back? I hope it wasn't bad news.

This is a great site for support so please keep posting and let us know how you are going?
Harrington49

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