Nov 14, 2022 05:25AM - edited Nov 14, 2022 05:27AM by jh40
starsnow77 - I remember feeling a similar way in the beginning of my diagnosis: like I was going to be shoved on a conveyor belt and moved down the line. It has gotten much better for me but my first impressions weren't great.
There are many stories, unfortunately, that I've heard from others where negligence and lack of empathy were at the forefront of the diagnostic process. It's very disheartening, especially during such a terrifying time for women in this position.
You are not insignificant and you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. All of us do! Many people in the medical field are so conditioned and they come across as insensitive because they see this stuff all the time. It's no excuse, just a bit of perspective.
You're right in that it's most likely nothing, but it's of course scary. You've got every right to be afraid. Regardless of if it's something or nothing though, there's one piece of advice that many of us share, and it's that you must be your own strongest advocate. This forum is awonderful source of connection and information. I've been able to advocate for myself in many ways through my own process because of the help and advice from the women on here.
I hope all the best for you.