• Maria Hastings

See no evil, Feel no evil

I don't think I woke up one morning to find I'd suddenly got wise; life's never that simple; wiseness comes with age but I've always trusted in my #gutfeeling. It's important to be #brave, be #strong in your convictions and don't take no for an answer ! If you feel like something's wrong then it quite possibly might be .

I don't go to the doctors much, I guess I'd always been one of the lucky healthy ones & wasn't the sort to rush off to the doctor at the first sign of a cold. But I was sensible & wise and knew enough about #breastcare to know that this really wouldn't wait & I needed to see a doctor as soon as I could - After all #knowledge is #power.

As I pushed the consulting door open I hoped everything I said would come out right. I needed not to gabble (which I'm prone to do when Im nervous) , to say just the right amount, not too much, not too little; enough to make her believe me; & i'd promised myself I wasn't going to cry. I explained how I just didn't 'feel right' very matter of factly & that I thought there was something wrong with my #breast. The GP listened , unemotionally, and jotted down everything I said, then she examined me.

I can remember her words like it was yesterday . She told me she couldn't see or feel anything wrong at all (really ...??), but said that she'd like to send me off to a one-stop breast investigation unit in a local hospital were I'd need to stay for most of the day to undergo tests. She explained that by the end of the day we'd both have a better idea of what was going on .

I kept myself busy for the next couple of days and waited for the appointment to come through. (If there's one lesson I've had to learn over the last 6 years it's to practice #patience.....and it doesn't get any easier with time)