Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A breast update

My shiny new appointment at the Breast Health Clinic was today.   It was supposed to be for the mammogram, with an unmovable appointment at the end of April for ultrasound, but I arrived to find that some angel had also rearranged the ultrasound appointment, so I settled myself down for a long wait and the usual worry that I would be forgotten - or called if I went to the loo!


The waiting room was almost empty before I heard my name, but then everything happened very quickly.  A consultant performed the ultrasound and told me - on the spot - that everything looked okay, and then I was sent for the mammogram dance: stand here, two steps to the left, one step to the right, arm above your head, lean this way, now stop breathing...


There was a brief wait while the mammogram was sent in to the consultant, who did not call me back, which apparently means no cause for concern.  And so I went home, feeling very relieved.


I'm still awaiting the official results, but it's looking good.


Finally I have to thank the consultant, radiologist, nurses and other staff for their kindness, patience and tolerance.  Today, I really felt that people cared.

22 comments:

  1. Brilliant, so relieved. And so pleased you were well looked after x

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  2. so, so relieved for you. it's horrible waiting for results. i'm so glad that you didn't have to wait any longer for results...

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  3. Absolutely great news, and also lovely to hear about the care you got. My Mum had breast cancer 8 years ago, and she still raves about the excellent care she got.
    Didn't know you had to stop breathing for a mammogram!Hope they reminded you to start again when it was over!
    XXX

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  4. Gr8 news - bet you're glad to get that off your chest ;)

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  5. That is so wonderful! I am so happy for you.

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  7. PHEW! So glad it's all good. It must be some relief... But still, you should not have been put through all this worry!

    Big Celebration HUG to you!

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  8. So glad for you that all is well :-)

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  9. wahoo turning cartwheels here from Southern States

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  10. Hurray, hurray, hurray! Horrible worries. So glad they're passed!

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  11. Thank you everyone, there's not much more I can say, except if you find anything, get yourself seen as soon as you can xx

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  12. A huge relief for you I'm sure. Good to hear everything's clear.

    CJ x

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  13. I'm SO glad to read this post C, I can't tell you how worried I've been after reading your other post a couple of days ago xx

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  14. wow brilliant. Nice to have one less thing on your mind - and how amazing that someone thought to re-arrange and make your life easier!!

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  15. Very happy for you. Now get on with your life and don't let anything hold you back from what you want to do x

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  16. I'm really pleased for you. Sending lots of love and Samuel hugs. Zx

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  17. @Crystal Jigsaw, @SAHMlovingit, @Steph, @Donna, @Tricky Customer - thank you all so much for the good wishes and support x

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