Mammogram Recall Screening and biopsy

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This has got to be one of the most terrifying and awful days of my life so far. I had a mammogram recall today, 40 photographs taken, a biopsy and a titanium staple inserted to alert the surgeon where the area is just in case that they have to operate. Another week to wait for biopsy results and if that's not enough I have got to have a colonoscopy this Friday. I was 50 in December last and since then I feel threatened with these scares and my mental health has taken a huge plummet. I'm totally worn out and yet I cannot sleep. Sorry for the rant but I had to get it off my chest.

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    Thiking of you, big hugs, and chin up, all may be fine, they just being thorough..

    i am 50 aswell, now post menopause of 18 months.

    had a few problems, as have three bulging disks in my back, ( nothing to do with menopause) and had been feeling achey and unwell for weeks, turns out I had shingles, had a few shingles rash/ blisters  flare up on my butt cheek, again, did this at xmas and i ignored it. Came back again, and its second shingles in two months.. but, i ache from head to toe..

    remember hun, we all have niggles and things to worry and drive us mad, 

    take care  sweetie - let us know how you get on 😊

    jay xx

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    Sorry you had to go through all that...and to top if off a colonoscopy!  Even though you are having to go through all this best to have a through check up.  Fingers crossed that everything checks out fine keep us posted.  Try and stay busy and hopefully the time will pass quickly.

    Take care.

    Marion

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    my wife is going through same thing but nit the colonoscopy. We were to leave on vacation on the 10th but she got called to go in for a mammo and biopsy on the 12th because of her ultrasound rsult of a 2cm mass. We left on 16h for our trip to Florida, she called to book an appointmt with specialist for the 26th when we get back. Day after we arrived which would be 17th she gets a call wanting her to see doctor next day. Because we are in Florida we are sticking it out until 26th, Its been hectic but we've tried to enjoy our stay. We are not expecting good news when we get back. I hope for the best for you...fingers crossed! Colonoscopy is no big thing, procedure is easy...good luck!
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      I will not say don't worry as you will. Your over the first stage

      Which is not nice. Having been through it all feel for you. Once head gets around everything it will help. It seems never end-

      Ing, Fingers crossed for you, plenty of people on this site ready to support you. Let us know how you get on. And it's fine to rant any time.

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