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to be so so thankful for the NHS after having a mammogram today?

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sweetkitty · 12/11/2019 20:09

A few week ago I went to the GP as I had severe pain in my right boob. 2 weeks later I got an appointment at our local hospital, I saw a breast specialist, had a mammogram then an ultrasound, luckily everything was benign and it’s just fibrous tissue.

All free and everyone I saw was so lovely and friendly. We must protect the NHS at all costs, can you imagine being scared to go to your GP for fear of what it would cost? How much private healthcare would cost and if you can afford it?

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EbbandTheWanderingHearts · 12/11/2019 20:15

Glad all is well with you! Must be a huge relief. Our NHS is amazing! My son has a heart condition. We would never be able to afford to pay for his treatment.


Angelita87 · 12/11/2019 20:21

Always great to hear good news OP! What a relief that must be and a real weight off the shoulders! Flowers


sweetkitty · 12/11/2019 20:27

A friend is on her 11th round of chemotherapy for breast cancer, we take all our treatment for granted.

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Gileadisreal · 12/11/2019 20:30

A friend of mine had early breast cancer detected on a routine mammogram. She had chemo and will live to tell the tale, thank goodness. God bless our NHS


vintagesewingmachine · 12/11/2019 20:34

I'm so glad that all is well with you. People who moan about the NHS must be completely oblivious to the horrifying alternative!


PinkiOcelot · 12/11/2019 20:34

DNBU OP. Glad all well with you.

I’ve just popped in to GP surgery tonight to make appointment for DH - 18 December. He doesn’t need an urgent appointment, but needs seen before that. The other side of the scale.


user1471453601 · 12/11/2019 20:44

I have put up.with a lot in the name of democracy. You now the kind OF stuff. I think "well, the majority voted for it so I better just suck it up".

The destruction off the NHS? To quote someone. Up will this I will not put.

I'm old, but id gladly riot to stop an American style medical


BackforGood · 12/11/2019 21:03

We take it so much for granted.

I cannot begin to imagine the horror of having a sick child (or any loved one, in truth) and knowing I didn't have th money to seek help or care Sad

The NHS does need someone to take it by the scruff of its neck and to actually listen to suggestions made by people who work on the frontline. There is so much waste and poor systems and procedures, but the absolute principle that everyone is treated equally, with care and compassion, and without the worry of a bill at the end of it - as another poster has said - is something I would fight tooth and nail to ensure it is retained.


Thehouseintheforest · 12/11/2019 21:14

Vote for Johnson and the privatisation of the NHS is what you will get !!

Don't say you haven't been warned 😢


nonevernotever · 12/11/2019 21:34

Who the fuck said yabu???


sweetkitty · 12/11/2019 22:26

The current crisis has been caused by years of underfunding. Yes the NHS needs a complete overhaul but it needs preserving at all costs, I for one would pay a little more tax to keep it if I knew it was going directly to frontline services and staff not to some middle managers.

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Interestedwoman · 12/11/2019 22:30

You're not being unreasonable as such, but please don't buy into the scaremongering about Tories wanting to privatise the NHS into an American-style system. I'm not a Tory, but it's not going to happen.

A lot of services in the health service are run by private companies perfectly adequately, safely and efficiently, and still free at the point of use.


ssd · 12/11/2019 22:34

Interestedwoman, scaremongering you say? Are you kidding? There are plans being made now. Our NHS is totally under threat and we are walking towards it all.


Angelita87 · 13/11/2019 18:03

@Interestedwoman absolutely agree. I work for the NHS and I’ll be voting for the conservatives. Many of my colleagues have said the same.


catthatgotthecream · 13/11/2019 21:28

can I ask are you still Having pain? I ask because I have pain but got ultra sound and was told it was a lymp node but all seemed ok. the pain is still there.


sweetkitty · 13/11/2019 22:05

Yes I’m still in a lot of pain. In my job I get hit in the boobs a fair bit which might not help. I have a lot of dense fibrous breast tissue and being small of boob no padding round them.

I would never ever vote Conservative, I despise their ideology, it’s just not me. If they could break up the NHS and flog it off piece by piece to their rich mates they would do it in a heartbeat.

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Answerthequestion · 13/11/2019 22:08

In some cases the NHS is good and the breast cancer pathway is a beacon of the NHS but generally it’s pretty mediocre. We simply cannot have a free at point of use healthcare covering everyone from cancer to IVF to gender reassignment surgery. We need to have a system where there’s an element of contribution possibly means tested.

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