It took almost a month to get an appointment at a doctor closer to where I worked, which is into that waiting game that all of us talk about. Of course, there's always that big part of denial where you say "it can't be happening to me", and of course, all your friends are saying "it's probably nothing." At that point, I really hadn't shared any of that with my children. I wanted to wait, then I decided that I needed to discuss it with my children. We scheduled an appointment with the family doctor and she again was very reassuring to me and to the children and said it probably is nothing. If someone says your mom probably doesn't have cancer, that's great as far as their concerned.