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My sister was recently referred to a Breast Clinic for a suspicious hard lump.
She spent a good couple of hours having scans, biopsy etc and was told on the day that it was a cyst.
Whilst she was delighted at the good news, she wasn't so thrilled with the rather abrupt (male) Consultant who was not pleased with her when she asked for a female doctor. Female nurses are available but not female doctors. Like you digerd, she was mortified at having such a young man handle her breasts, but having got over her initial fears she was impressed with the speed in which she had her results.
zombie, love, yes. my appt isnt til 2.30 though, so I dont know how they will fit everything in. Ive sorted for Feral Boy to be picked up, be given dinner etc, and dh has the day off to come with me. I dont want to go. I put off seeing the gp and have been doing a rather fabulous ostrich impression. how are you doing sweetheart?
rather daftly Ive been rushing around, making sure that we have everything for xmas now. just in case.
Zombie suspects that her pre-diagnosis ostrich impression was far more extended than yours.
2.30 is probably the first after lunch slot. It has been when Zombie has had afternoon clinic appointments. As someone needing a diagnosis you most probably would be prioritised over any follow up appointments. So there's an excellent chance that they will be able to fit it all in that afternoon.
Treatment wise Zombie is doing extremely well. The Herceptin is a walk in the park really. It's all the other shite that has rained down on us over the last year / 18 months that has taken the bigger toll on us. It really has been unrelenting and it's that which has brought both of us nearly to breaking point on several occasions. But, we keep shuffling on.
Well, I had to wait 2 weeks for the stuff they took out in the biopsy to go through the labs. Am surprised at so many people hearing on the same day. I can't fault the staff / procedure at the clinic though - was excellent.
No - it was fine. Chatting to ladies on the Tamoxifen thread (it's in General health if you want any hand holding - they are great on there, and don't mind holding hands of those just waiting for tests) I don't think that's unusual. I assumed that whatever tests they run, need time to run.