Waiting for biopsy results: 7 ways to survive

The hardest part of my experience with cancer has been the waiting. Whether it’s waiting to see a doctor or waiting to get a test result, cancer is a slow, anxious journey.

Of all the waiting I’ve done, waiting for my biopsy results was the worst.

My tumor was removed on a Wednesday. Monday was Labor Day. If you count from noon Wednesday to noon Tuesday, the day I finally got in touch with my doctor for the results, six days had passed. One at a time, 518,400 seconds ticked by, some of them thudding, others piercing. They were among the worst of my life.

If you’re waiting for results, or someone you know is waiting, click through my suggestions to help you survive in the gallery below.

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