Thankyou for all your support! My computer hard drive quit on me so had to buy a new computer and then couldn't remember where I found this site! But I found you all again! Thanks!
Well, the best advice for me was to become pro-active. I finally got a call for the ultrasound-guided biopsy...went in and the tech did the initial ultrasound and the radiologist came in and told me I had been booked for the wrong type of biopsy for what I have!! He said I have no "mass" so the ultrasound-guided is not effective - that I now needed to be booked for a steriotactic needle biopsy in another department! Thank heavens I had gone and seen my GP by this time and asked for a second opinion...the appointment with the second surgeon was later the same day. Went and saw him... NIGHT AND DAY! The first surgeon's office didn't seem clean, the staff not friendly, the surgeon himself seemed distracted when he was seeing me, he disagreed with the mammogram people as to what should be done and then I didn't hear anything for 3 weeks before getting a call for the (wrong) biopsy. This new surgeon is closer to home, seems like a great guy, seems very competent, agreed with the mammogram people that I should have an excision biopsy (he said a needle biopsy will only tell us if I have cancer in a very tiny section...and I have a cluster of them...), said he can still do a primary node biopsy if needed after the excision biopsy (the first fellow said not)! I just have way more confidence in him and his staff - what a relief!!! I now have a surgeon that I feel good about and a good plan for "in case", have a date for June 18 for the excision biopsy, BW, EKG done, etc. already....and no more stress! I have the "best" surgeon rather than the "hopefully quickest" surgeon and I haven't stressed an iota since I met him!
And you know, the worst thing about the whole deal is that I was waiting to see how long it would take for the stereotactic to be booked and still hadn't heard anything (since the aborted ultrasound-guided on May 23) so I phoned the first surgeon's office yesterday and no...he hadn't heard anything about me needing anything new booked and the office staff seemed unconcerned - she said well, these things take time! So I told her I had switched surgeons anyway...thankyou very much!
It's all about TLC isn't it? It's all about feeling confident that you have a team working for you and you have a solid plan. Thanks so much for you support!