Yes that’s right, I had the all clear with my Breast Lump on Tuesday.

Waiting 2 weeks for the urgent referral was the worst part.

I took my Mam with me.  Hubby wanted to come but I needed him home for the kids and I thought he would be more of a worry than my appointment.

I had the mammogram first.  Ouchy!  It really squashes your boobies!  Then an ultrasound on the suspect lump and I am pleased to say it was an enlarged lymph node.

The relief was immense, I could have cried, well I did a little on the way home.

The nurses and staff at the Breast Clinic were amazing and full of support.

If there is one thing this whole terrifying experience has taught me it is, if you are in ANY doubt, GET IT CHECKED!  Do not fear that because you do not fit in a ‘catagory’ that you will be dismissed from the GP room.  If you have concerns, VOICE THEM.

I am thankful I went to my GP and she gave me that referral.  Just because I am 37 does not make me immune from this disease.

I was 18 when I went for my first smear test and it turned out abnormal.  I had pre-cancerous cells and ended up having a Loop Diathermy Loop Excision of the Cervix.  I have been for yearly smears since.

I do not understand why the Government raised the age to 25 to qualify for a smear test.  When I was younger, we were told to attend for a smear test a year or so after you became sexually active.  This is what I did, and boy am I glad.

So to end this week I will be divulging in some wine and chocolate!