i have just recently been diagnosed with primary breast cancer. I am 49 years old it’s all been very much of a whirlwind. I first found a lump after checking myself one night after hearing the news of a family friend who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I booked in straight away to see my Dr who in turn referred my to the breast clinic. Even though it was only a 2 week wait it did seem to drag. My appointment day came and I had an examination and scan and a biopsy as they weren’t any available appointments for a mammogram. I had to wait another 2 weeks for the results which ironically were due on my birthday. On the results day I was told the lump wasn’t cancerous but I wasn’t out of the woods as I needed a mammogram. My family and I were so relived but I still couldn’t relax until I had my mammogram. The next day I had my mammogram and another scan. The Dr wanted another biopsy as she said she could see a large calcium mass in my right breast. I had to wait another week for my results, this time the news wasn’t as good and I was told the mass was cancerous and I was booked in to have a mastectomy in 2 weeks, I was booked in for a CT scan a few days later to check the cancer hadn’t spread. Luckily the cancer hadn’t spread but they wanted to do another biopsy on my lymph nodes. I unfortunately would only find out the results the day of my op, which happened to be yes I had cancer in my lymph nodes. My op was a success and I came home that night. My family we’re amazing especially my sister who stayed with me for the week. It was a roller coaster of emotions I struggled with my drains and couldn’t look at my breast area. It is now 10 days after my op, I feel great now but still obviously sore but I’m up and about even went shopping yesterday. I go back to hospital next week for my results and if I need further treatment. I know I still have a way to go and still struggle with my missing boob not sure when I will get reconstruction done I suppose it depends on if I need further treatment.
I was wondering if anyone has a similar experience?