Mid November I went for my routine mammogram and two weeks later I was notified that they would like to do further tests. That was mid December and the earliest appointment I could get was after Christmas and New Year. It was really difficult to truly relax and enjoy the holiday festivities. At the back of your mind was the question, “What if???”. Thankfully I have had my test today and it has come out all clear. This is also the second time I have been recalled. The first was about 4 years ago. What I have learnt is that I needed to stay calm, stay strong and not assume the worse. At the same time, I needed to prepare for the worse too. So the way I handled it was to make sure I did all the things I needed to do just in case I got bad news. This had a good effect on me as I was kept busy and had hardly anytime to be anxious. Another benefit is I got to finish off things which I should have finished off long ago. I wonder how other people cope with a recall? There were other ladies in the waiting room today who were so anxious too. We must all remember that the authorities are super cautious and will recall more often than not. This is good in that it would hopefully turn out to be nothing bad but if it was bad, it would mean they have caught it at a very early stage. Thank you to Breastscreen for looking after us.
Posted anonymously, 5th January 2016