I finally cracked at 12:30 and rang the number for the bosom friends (breast care nurses) at my local hospital. It is always an answerphone but so far they have been brilliant at returning calls within in the hour and this was no exception.
By then we were on our way to Oopnorthshire to visit my Mum for the weekend but hurrah for mobile phone technology! One returned call later and I have two appointments lined up for Wednesday 2nd March: one with a breast surgeon at 11:30am and one with a oncoplastic surgeon later in the afternoon. This all bodes well. Certainly my equilibrium is restored sufficiently to relax into the maternal care and attention being lavished upon me.