I'm Gonna Whisper This One

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by suzetal, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    I have not told anyone.But I have to have my mammogram of my left one redone.

    They found something.And boy am I scared.

    I don't know why I posted this maybe I just needed to know if someone else had to do this and it turned out to be nothing.

    Have not even told my kids or best friend don't want to worry anyone.

    I go back on the 9th wish me luck.

    I do not need anything else to be wrong with me.

    Thanks for listening.


  2. tuesdaygirl

    tuesdaygirl New Member

    hey sue ,am just whispering good luck for the 9th and will be thinking of you let us know how it goes love caroline x
  3. LakeErie

    LakeErie New Member

    I tell them that I have lumpy breasts and there is a spot on upper left breast, but every time I have to go through it again. Same thing with PAP.

    Tell your best friend, that's why we have them. How would you feel if something like this was kept from you?
  4. juliejo

    juliejo New Member

    Sue, i know it's easier said than done but please try not to worry too much.
    I have had many mammograms over the years and have had 7 benign breast cyst's removed as well.
    I also had a routine Mammogram in May of this year and it too showed something. I was called back to have it done and yes they found another benign cyst.

    Will be thinking of you as i understand fully how you feel.
    Take care.
  5. AnnG

    AnnG New Member

    I had to have mine redone two years ago. Everything was fine and I haven't had a "re-do" since. I'll be praying!


    PS: you need support right now. Share your feelings and take someone with you on the 9th. Then, when everything is fine - you can go out to lunch and celebrate!
  6. Fudge43

    Fudge43 New Member

    suzetal .. it is a good sign that they are getting you done again they are taking a good precaution rather than blowing it off .. it may only be because you have dense breast tissue and they are making very sure there are no problems .. not easy to wonder about I know. Hang in there !
    Good Luck !
    Fudge : )
  7. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    No review, just a biopsy! And they found nothing. NOTHING. Glitch on the screen? Don't know, but there was nothing and nothing had shown up since then...that's been 18 years.

    Not to say it couldn't be, but the statistic I've heard are that only 20% of the boipsies they do are cancerous...and that is after you get to the stage of surgery.

    But, I know you're scared and I was, too. Will be praying for glitch on the screen.

  8. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I have had to have this done a number of times. I wait and they re-do the mammogram and then I wait for an ultrasound. And then they tell me it is nothing. Meanwhile I have cried myself a river of tears thinking the same thoughts as you, "I cannot handle anything else being wrong with me!"

    Chances are you won't even have to have a biopsy. But if it does get that far, as someone mentioned, the chance is very very high that it will be nothing.

    I know it is easy for us to say, but try not to worry. Take deep breaths and watch some funny TV to get your mind off this. If I were you, I would tell my best friend so she can help you through this. That's what friends are for.

    We will be thinking of you on the 9th.

  9. kbak

    kbak Member

    This is so common, and it scares the pants off everyone when they do that. The VAST majority of the time, it's nothing. Of course, you never really feel bettter till you get the results back. Hang in there.
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    For years, the docs have been watching a spot on my left breast. Ultrasound showed that it was likely a cyst and the doc was certain it was not cancer. A year ago, it got more defined and the doc had me come back. The next time, the mass was smaller, so we knew it was just a cyst.

    Most of the time, these things do not turn out to be cancer, but it's a good idea to keep on top of things.

    You are in my prayers. Please let us know what happens.

    Love, Mikie
  11. spmary

    spmary New Member

    I am so sorry you have this addtional worry. Maybe it is dense breast tissue. That 's what I had to agonnise over for a few days. I'm glad they were so through. Good luck and I'll certainly praying for you!,Love, Mary
  12. spmary

    spmary New Member

    I am so sorry you have this addtional worry. Maybe it is dense breast tissue. That 's what I had to agonnise over for a few days. I'm glad they were so through. Good luck and I'll certainly praying for you!,Love, Mary
  13. MerrimackRiver

    MerrimackRiver New Member

    Ditto with Ann's P.S.

    You need support at this time.

    Prayers and hugs from Merri
  14. browneyes259

    browneyes259 New Member

    I can't say that I've experienced this myself, but my Mom has. About 2 years ago they found a lump (they said was new, turned out it wasn't) and she had to have some additional testing done. Scared her even though she wouldn't admit it.

    I would, it scared me to death. Well, long story short it was absolutely nothing. I'll keep you in my prayers that all is just fine. I know with all of our health problems sometimes one more thing is just too much to fathom.

    Hugs & Prayers,
  15. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    And it turned out to just be a cystic mass. That was the only mammogram I'd had (they started out w/ ultrasound) and I can live a full rich life w/out another one. OUWIE!! Boy do they squish the poor things.

    I'm comforted by the fact that soft breast tissue is lower risk. I watched an informative documentary about different types of x-rays and risks vs. benefits. There seems to be alot of evidence out there that regular mammograms cause more risk than they alleviate.

    Many specialists are saying it is safer and more accurate to do your own regular breast exams. Get to know what feels normal, and if you get cysts, get used to the feel of them coming and going. Mine swell w/ my period and I'm used to that, one breast if prone to cysts and has a large mass and the other stays normal. This way I don't have the risk of extra radiation, breast tissue is esp. sensitive to it. And I don't have the fear that you are going through from a false positive. False positives are much more common than positives or false negatives.

    I'm sure it's fine and I hope I didn't worry you any more. I do know what you are going through though, and having this information helped me alot and I hope it helps you too.

  16. henryann

    henryann New Member

    I had a amammogram and it showed a change from the one I had five years prior(shame on me for not going sooner) I was called in for a second and a ultra-sound. They decided I needed a needle biopsy and a frozen section done. I was able to get the results from the needle biopsy the same day and it was benign!!!! Now this coming Wed I get the results from the frozen section and I am pretty sure it will come back negative too. I worried some and left it in the Lord's hands, and had the attitude that I would fight if it was cancerous. I have too much living I want to do yet, and I figure fibro is enough to have to deal with. Have faith, and a positive attitude and I will pray for you. Henryann
    [This Message was Edited on 11/06/2005]
  17. silky17

    silky17 New Member

    Yes, I have had that done about three times now. Everery time it turns out to be nothing. Well its something but nothing to worry about.

    So hang in there and don't worry to much. But I wil be thinking good thoughts for you.

  18. maee16

    maee16 New Member

    I have been there also. I had to have special unltrasounds
    done after they saw something. I was so scared and it all
    turned out to be NOTHING. I spent half of a day getting
    different xrays etc., all because of a shadaow. So don't
    or try to keep positive. Good Luck. Maee
  19. Countrymom

    Countrymom New Member

    I had mine redone plus an ultrasound and a trip to a specailist breast surgeon. Everything turned out all right. I didn't even need a biopsy!!

    Good Luck,
  20. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    six weeks after her mamogram. Then they said it had to be redone. So she did it. Turned out the first one didn't come out clear was all and the next one was fine..I mean the picture wasn't clear. And they let her worry and fret all that time! Saying "don't worry" is like saying don't think of
    pink elephants for sure, but try. Hugs, Bambi