Got a letter today for a call back on my mammogram. I know the statistics (10% are called back and often there is no problem) but that doesn't make me feel any better. I'm numb -- any encouraging words?
I have vigilantly had mammograms for over 30 years. I was called back a couple of times; once went so far as to see a surgeon for his opinion, but never even had to have a biopsy. Fast forward many, many years and I do find myself here, but PLEASE try not to worry over just the callback. Sometimes its just because the technician messed up or the doc wants a redo in an abundance of caution.
Besides, worry doesn't change a thing. If all is well, the worry was for nothing. If there is a problem, what has your misery changed? Try to find something fun and engaging to do this weekend.
Last word of encouragement----If the news is BAD they don't send you a letter. They call & get you back in ASAP!
Thanks Chickadee - I'm trying to keep busy but it's so hard.
For me, and others I know, if it's not good news, you get a phone call pretty quick! I've had one or two of those letters and it was because the film was questionable and they had to retake the mammogram.
I'll be praying all goes well!!
Hugs & Peace,
Actually I had my cell phone shut off because I was paranoid about the possible call. Figured that I would receive the "all OK" letter" in a day or two and then I would turn my phone back on. So as you can see, I'm very worried for good reason. Guess being a coward isn't very smart!
We're getting mammos for a reason--to catch something EARLY if it's there. I started getting mine when I