I'm so sorry that you are going through such a difficult time. I know saying that won't necessarily make you feel better, but I just want you to know that not everyone doesn't care. Some of us would like to help even in a few words exchange through a forum like this.
I don't see you as selfish. There might be some rant in your post above, but no one can really fault you for that. You are currently going through some tough situations, after all. Admirable still, you still seem to think of others more than yourself. You express worry for your children even if they don't seem to reciprocate. Best of all, to me you seem like someone who doesn't want to give up, who will fight this cancer as best as you can.
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I hope for the best for you! Get better soon.View Thread
You really should tell your doctor about this. Rachael is right, this is something serious. You shouldn't put this off any longer than necessary.
Seek professional help, those who can really do something to help. As much as we sympathize with you or as much as we try to help, there is little we can do for you. All we can give is support to help you get through this so you are motivated to get better and you won't ever feel alone.
Emotional support at this time is great, but it also to your advantage to seek medical help. I really hope you were able to tell your doctor about the attacks.
Our body undergo many changes as we grow towards maturity. This might explain the change in your breast tissue density. You say that on your previous mammograms this was not the case, but time and change in weight or muscle development can be factors to consider in the change. So, there was nothing wrong with the former mammos. Your result today doesn't make them wrong, neither would former results make the new ones faulty.
Your doctor is worried because there may be something he can't explain just yet, he doesn't want to make hasty presumptions because it will affect you in many ways. The best course of action for you is to follow his instructions.
In the mean time, try to keep a healthier lifestyle and take care of yourself more than you already have. Let's be positive and hope for good results. Goodluck!
I'm sorry that you are going through a tough time right now. I hope it will get even a little better for you. A small improvement in the support department might do wonders. And that is what I truly hope for.
I know you were really hurt when you thought that your kid didn't seem interested with what you are going through. But, you also know that it's just because of her Asperger syndrome, so don't let it get to you. Your daughter loves you. Hold on to that thought. She just doesn't understand some situations at times, and it's difficult for her too. And it's not because she doesn't care for you. She does, only that she doesn't fully get what's going on. You may need to do some intensive explaining later on.
You are amazing, don't you know that? You are facing a tough time, yet you start your post with wanting to comfort others who might be going through the same circumstances. You cancelled on your follow-up tests, so you could put your daughter's health first and make sure she will be okay. That, right there is selfless. To think of others before yourself is something admirable. I hope more people see that. Hopefully, they too show their care for you.
Did you get the tests done? What were the results? Keep us all posted.
No worries, no one will see this or shrug this off as being over dramatic. Being a woman, I understand your fears. Breast cancer has become quite a scare over the years, but don't make yourself sick with worry as well. Anxiety, at this time especially, cannot be good for you,
You say you cannot afford a doctor's fee at this moment, and I would guess by extension as well as medication, since whether what you have is breast cancer or some infection, you will be most likely prescribed with one. This is I think one source of your fear, the possibility that there is something besides a doctor's fee that you will have to prepare for, am I right?
Why don't you make some research first, look up the symptoms of breast cancer and skin-related infections that may occur on the breast area. Compare this with what you see on your breast. This is a good primary step that will help you a lot, as well as being ten times better than doing nothing at all and not knowing for certain. Being informed is another shield against any disease.
From there, try to find what agencies there are out there that aim to help women with their health issues, specifically on the financial aspect. You might just get surprised to see how many are willing to help.
And don't put off going to the doctor for too long, whatever it is, a check up will really do you good. Good luck and be well!View Thread