Yesterday I got the results from my needle biopsy. It was positive for cancer cells. I am in shock. There is no history of breast cancer or any female cancer in my family. I shed a few tears upon digesting the report from the radiologist. I told myself I will be calm and accept whatever happens with grace and dignity. However last night, 2 hours after falling asleep, I awoke feeling an anxiety attack coming over me. .suddenly I was feeling frightened and alone. My husband and I separated 2 months ago. It was was I wanted and needed. His presence would not have consoled me. Our marraige was over and I am happy to not have him around. I took 2 alprazaline tablets and calmed down after a bit & was able to go back to sleep. I have family but only my grown daughter knows about my diagnosis. She is my rock ! Whats next ? I am 73 years old and scared.View Thread
Thank you for responding so quickly . I was told the tumor was the size of the radiologist's little finger nail. To me, that is huge ! Two years ago when it first showed up in the mammogram, I was told it was a calcium deposit and to come back in 6 months for another mammogram to have it checked again. This time, I was told there were no changes and to come back in 1 year. I waited 2 years before I went back. What prompted me to return were 2 dreams I had within a week of each other. In the first dream I was locking my basement door and "someone" came up behind me and cupped each breast in their hands. My "scream" woke me up and I was calling for help. Within a few days, I had another dream which also woke me up. This time my right beast was being shook very hard. Now this time I paid attention ! I immediately made an appointment for a mammogram. This time the mass,,as the Radiologist called it, showed up clearly in a ultrasound. My point in telling this is ......Don't ever disregard a dream that wakes you up. Your body may be trying to alert you to something important. I will see a surgeon on Nov. 15th. I thank you for being there. It is comforting to know that there are others who understand and will take time to advise and encourage me. I hope to be able to do the same for my WEB MD friends in the future. NitaBView Thread
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